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1. Meaningful Making: A Spotlight on Teaching Writing - Elementary (L) (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-5, Elementary Coaches, Administrators K-5

Dates: 5/30/2018

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This professional development workshop focuses on how you can marry writing workshop with the maker learning movement. Participants will leave this workshop with ways in which they can amp up their teaching of writing by including more physical activity, collaboration, and purposeful “making” with low tech and high tech tools. In this workshop, participants will gain a better sense of the writing process and the maker movement, and all will experience a variety of strategies and tools that can be used to re-energize their teaching of writing whether or not a makerspace is present in their school.

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.

2. Montgomery County SWPBIS Networking Meeting

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: School District and school personnel in the Pennsylvaia Positive Behavior Support (PAP/BS) Network

Dates: 5/31/2018

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 6/1/2018 to 6/30/2018

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Participants have one month to complete the online course.

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

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

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

Credit Options
3 ACT 48 Hours
3 Non-Credit Hours

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

4. Montgomery County SWPBIS Networking Meeting - Administrators

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Administrators from school district and schools in the Pennsylvia Positive Behavior Support (PAPBS) Network

Dates: 6/4/2018

Join your local colleagues for a PBIS administrator networking opportunity! This two hour opportunity is open to administration from Montgomery County districts/schools implementing and/or training to implement Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS)! Get up-to-speed on the most recent, research-based information from the state level as well as systems-level planning. District and or school administrators looking to build on their practices, data, and systems of their SWPBIS framework are invited to attend.

5. MCIU PIIC Meeting 06/05/18 - Face-to-Face @MCIU

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Coaches

Dates: 6/5/2018

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

Virtual instructions will be emailed to all registered participants.

6. Co-Teaching: Creating Collaborative Partnerships

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

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

Dates: 6/6/2018 to 10/24/2018

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

Participants must attend both sessions.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

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

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7. Enhancing Instructional Design with SAMR-ST BASIL'S ACADEMY STAFF ONLY

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: St. Basil's Academy Staff only

Dates: 6/12/2018

New
It is important to revisit/reflect your existing instructional design on a regular basis and consider different strategies for enhancing it. Enhancing instruction goes beyond doing the same thing in a new way (e.g. giving a multiple choice quiz online instead of paper) and requires time, research, and an open-mind to taking calculated risks. Using the SAMR model as a guide, we will explore the “spectrum” of integrating technology into the curriculum, how to create engaging and inquiry-based learning opportunities for your students, and start diving into practical ways that you can integrates these strategies into your instruction.

This will be a 3 hour face-to-face session on June 12 and continue as a 3 hour online session during the summer.

8. July Special Education Data Meeting

Program: Data Governance

Dates: 6/13/2018

This meeting is to review obligations for Montgomery County LEAs for the upcoming July Special Education PIMS/PennData Collection.

Agenda:
Special Education PIMS Collection
    *Special Education Exits
    *Special Education Summer Graduates
    *Special Education Transition

PennData Tables
    *Staff Tables 1, 2, and 3
    *Discipline Tables 9A and 13
    *Initial Evaluations 8A

PASDM
    *Deciphering PASDM Errors
    *Additions/Updates to PASDM

9. DIBELS Next Reading Assessment (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teacher Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 6/18/2018

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

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

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 7:30 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. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

10. PowerSchool Academy 2018 - Member Registration

Program: Data Governance

Dates: 6/18/2018 to 6/20/2018

PSA 2018_PowerSchool SIS

Member Registration ONLY! This indicates that you have a support/service agreement with either CAIU, CLIU or MCIU.

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

Please Note: Exclusively for members only - Flex Pass

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

Hosted at Montgomery County Intermediate Unit:

2 W. Lafayette Street

Norristown, PA 19401

Monday, June 18, 2018 to Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Full-Conference Cost: $300.00

Please direct all questions to Elaina Wrzesniewski at PSA@mciu.org

11. PowerSchool Academy 2018 - PowerSchool SIS Registration

Program: Data Governance

Dates: 6/18/2018 to 6/20/2018

PSA 2018_PowerSchool SIS Standard Registration ONLY!

Hosted at Montgomery County Intermediate Unit:

2 W. Lafayette Street

Norristown, PA 19401

Monday, June 18, 2018 to Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Full-Conference Cost: $350.00

Consortium members will need to register via the designated member registration link that was sent out. If you did not receive the link, then reach out to the consortium partner you have support/service agreement with (CAIU, CLIU or MCIU).

Please direct all questions to Elaina Wrzesniewski at PSA@mciu.org

12. DIBELS Next Data Interpretation and Mentoring (M) (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teacher Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 6/19/2018 to 6/20/2018

Prerequisite: DIBELS Math Assessment or DIBELS Next Reading Assessment

Interested in becoming a DIBELS Mentor? Participants in this training will be provided with materials and training to be trainers in your building/district. The DIBELS Next Data Interpretation and Mentoring offers advanced training in the use of DIBELS Next data in an Outcomes-Drive Model, perfect for schools implementing a Response to Intervention approach. Participants will receive presentation materials for the DIBELS Next Essential, DIBELS Next Transition, and DIBELS Next Data Interpretation workshops.

You must attend both days.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 7:30 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. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

13. GoOpen and Beyond with OER (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Administrators, Coaches, and/or teams from schools

Dates: 6/19/2018

Open Educational Resources (OER) have been in existence for more than twenty years, but are gaining popularity with the United States Department of Education (USDOE) #GoOpen movement. With the growth of 1:1 initiatives and a push for a more personalized education, OERs offer districts access to free quality digital resources that can be used to supplement an existing or emerging curricular initiative. The Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units (PAIU) is rolling out a "hub" on OER Commons for its districts and schools across the state diving into the OER world.

Join us as we:
* Develop an understanding of the why/how//what of Open Educational Resources (OER).
* Learn how to locate, reuse, and remix OER via the PAIU OER Commons hub.
* Use OER to supplement emerging or existing curricular initiatives.

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.

14. DIBELS Math Assessment (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teacher Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 6/21/2018

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

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

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 7:30 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. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

15. PowerSchool Academy 2018 - eSchool SIS / eFinance Registration

Program: Data Governance

Dates: 6/21/2018 to 6/22/2018

PSA 2018_PowerSchool SIS Standard Registration ONLY!

Hosted at Montgomery County Intermediate Unit:

2 W. Lafayette Street

Norristown, PA 19401

Thursday, June 21, 2018 to Friday, June 22, 2018

Full-Conference Cost: $200.00 $175.00

(Early Bird discount will carry across Full-Conference)

Please direct all questions to Elaina Wrzesniewski at PSA@mciu.org

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

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP German Langugage and Culture Educators

Dates: 6/25/2018 to 6/28/2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 8, 2018

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

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

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

17. PREPaRE Workshop 1: Crisis Prevention and Preparedness: Comprehensive School Safety Planning

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Educators, Counselors, Administrators and Security Professionals

Dates: 6/25/2018

This 1-day workshop provides school-based mental health professionals, administrators, security professionals, and other educators the knowledge and resources to help them establish and sustain comprehensive school safety and crisis prevention and preparedness efforts. With updated research and strategies, this workshop makes a clear connection between ongoing school safety and crisis preparedness. It also will emphasize the unique needs and functions of school teams and the steps involved in developing these teams, including a model that integrates school personnel and community provider roles. The workshop also explores how to prepare for school crises by developing, exercising, and evaluating safety and crisis plans. Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 6/25/2018 to 10/5/2018

This Heinemann Professional Development is designed to give participants an in depth understanding of the LLI Systems Grades 3-5 (red, gold, purple) and includes three full days of training (two days of intensive learning plus one follow-up day in the fall). Participants must attend all 3 days of training. In addition to an overview of the components and implementation of new LLI Red, Gold, and Purple systems, professional development for these systems delves in to the advanced routines needed for intermediate students. These routines include a focus on comprehension, vocabulary development, and fluency as well as phonics and word study principles, book discussion formats, writing about reading routines, novel study units, test taking study, and silent reading. Special attention will be dedicated on what the research has shown to be effective instruction for older, struggling readers and clear rationales for instruction procedures within LLI.

FLYER

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

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

19. Introduction to Responsive Classroom

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Elementary Educators

Dates: 6/25/2018

This workshop provides an introduction to the Responsive Classroom approach. You’ll gain an under¬standing of the foundational principles of the approach and hear how Responsive Classroom practices and strategies help teachers foster positive community, integrate engaging academics with the teaching of social and emotional skills, and create the conditions for positive student behavior. An overview of several strategies will be shared, including Morning Meeting and Responsive Advisory Meeting, positive teacher language, and ways of responding to misbehavior. In this active and interactive workshop, you will have an opportunity to discuss ideas with colleagues, experience Responsive Classroom strategies as an adult learner, and see video of Responsive Classroom teachers implementing the strategies with students in grades K–8.

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

20. How to Implement Tasks that Promote Reasoning and Problem Solving Grades 6-12 (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Teachers, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 6/25/2018

Effective teaching of mathematics engages students in solving and discussing tasks that promote mathematical reasoning and problem solving, allow multiple entry points and varied solutions. Participants will explore the characteristics and cognitive demand of various mathematical tasks and the teacher and student behaviors necessary for successful implementation of high-level mathematics tasks. Participants will also explore different question types and the appropriate time to use each question type, questioning patterns and the components necessary for a culture of discourse in a mathematics classroom.

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. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades K-12, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 6/25/2018

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

FLYER

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

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

22. Responsive Classroom Course for Elementary Educators

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Elementary Educators

Dates: 6/26/2018 to 6/29/2018

Responsive Classroom is an evidence-based approach to teaching that emphasizes academic, social, and emotional growth in a strong school community.
In this 4-day session, participants will learn how to:

* Create an active and interactive classroom that increases academic engagement
* Establish rules with your students and provide positive structures to support success.
* Begin and end the day positively with Morning Meeting and Closing Circles
* Teach students how to complete academic tasks, interact with classmates, and maintain routines with Interactive Modeling
* Examine how the Responsive Classroom proactive approach to discipline can establish a calm, orderly, and safe environment for learning
* Respond to misbehavior with clear, consistent expectations and logical consequences
* Practice teacher language that promotes respectful, kind, and positive classroom communities by reinforcing, reminding, and redirecting student behavior
* Participate in interactive learning structures and energizers you can use in your classroom


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

23. Models of Excellence in Connected Learning: Google Drive - Google for Education – Day 1

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Audience: K-20 Educators using Google Apps, Chromebooks, and connected learning strategies Individual participant requirements: Chromebook or laptop with the Chrome browser and internet access

Dates: 6/26/2018

Day 1 – Google Drive: Explore all the features and opportunities to create in Google Drive. During this 4-day learning experience, participants will explore the best practices of connected learning using Google Suite for Education with a focus on design thinking and instructional excellence. Participants may register for 1, 2, 3, or all 4 workshop days. Please note that registration must be completed for each day you plan to attend. The design labs will have a major focus on hands-on design to develop a portfolio of materials for their classroom instruction. The goal is for each participant to complete the workshop series with a toolkit of new designs for the classroom with the outcome of each day to be a product creation for the classroom. Learning objectives for this workshop include understanding and implementation of:

* Introduction to content for the Google Educator level 1 certification exam
* The entire Google Education ecosystem
* Blended Learning and SAMR
* OER Resources
* Personalized Learning and DI
* Engagement with Educational Technology
* Custom eGuide included for all participants
* Shared resources in a custom Google Site with video playlists, tools/tips, and a test prep elearning scaffold
* eGuide serves as an ongoing eBook resource
* eGuide includes a Google EDU Tools Dashboard


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

24. The What, Why and How of Computational Thinking (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Teachers, Administators and Coaches

Dates: 6/26/2018 to 6/27/2018

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

Registration: Begins at 8:30 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. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

25. SafeTALK Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Classroom teachers, administrators, educational specialists

Dates: 6/27/2018

Learn four basic steps to recognize persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them with suicide helping resources. This 4 hour training can help you make a difference! Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

26. 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: 6/27/2018

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.

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*

27. Models of Excellence in Connected Learning: Gmail, Calendar and Sites - Google for Education – Day 2

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Audience: K-20 Educators using Google Apps, Chromebooks, and connected learning strategies Individual participant requirements: Chromebook or laptop with the Chrome browser and internet access

Dates: 6/27/2018

Day 2 – Gmail, Calendar, and Sites: Web publishing and classroom workflow within the Google ecosystem. During this 4-day learning experience, participants will explore the best practices of connected learning using Google Suite for Education with a focus on design thinking and instructional excellence. Participants may register for 1, 2, 3, or all 4 workshop days. Please note that registration must be completed for each day you plan to attend. The design labs will have a major focus on hands-on design to develop a portfolio of materials for their classroom instruction. The goal is for each participant to complete the workshop series with a toolkit of new designs for the classroom with the outcome of each day to be a product creation for the classroom. Learning objectives for this workshop include understanding and implementation of:

* Introduction to content for the Google Educator level 1 certification exam
* The entire Google Education ecosystem
* Blended Learning and SAMR
* OER Resources
* Personalized Learning and DI
* Engagement with Educational Technology
* Custom eGuide included for all participants:
* Shared resources in a custom Google Site with video playlists, tools/tips, and a test prep elearning scaffold
* eGuide serves as an ongoing eBook resource
* eGuide includes a Google EDU Tools Dashboard


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

28. Helping Your Students Cope with Anxiety

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Classroom teachers, administrators, educational specialists

Dates: 6/27/2018

Learn how anxiety affects a student's personal, social, and academic functioning in the 3 hour training. Participants will learn how to talk with children about their worries and how to utilize strategies to help students cope with anxiety. Local community resources will be provided. Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

29. QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Classroom teachers, administrators, educational specialists

Dates: 6/28/2018

Learn the 3 simple steps that can help save a life from suicide. This 4 hour gatekeeper training prepares attendees to: -Recognize the warning signs of suicide -Ask someone about suicidal thoughts -Offer and connect to help Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

30. Introduction to Fountas and Pinnell's Benchmark Assessment Systems (BAS) 3rd Edition (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

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

Dates: 6/28/2018

This professional learning opportunity provides an overview of The Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Systems 1 and 2, 3rd Edition (Grades K-8, Levels A-Z). Using the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Systems (BAS) to determine student independent and instructional reading levels, teachers are able to observe student reading behaviors one-on-one, engage in comprehension conversations that go beyond retelling, and make informed decisions that connect assessment to instruction. Participants in this session will learn how to administer, score, analyze, and interpret results from the BAS Systems 1 and 2. Participants will also explore how to use the data from the BAS along with The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum to inform instruction during whole class, small group, and individual teaching opportunities.

Course Goals:
*Become familiar with the administration, scoring and analysis of the Benchmark Assessment System.
*Explore how to use assessment data to inform instruction during whole class, small group and individual teaching opportunities.
*Explore ways to use assessment results to group students and monitor student progress for change over time.

Please bring to the session:
*Benchmark Assessment System box (including The Continuum of Literacy.

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.

31. How to Implement Tasks that Promote Reasoning and Problem Solving Grades K-5 (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Teachers, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 6/28/2018

Effective teaching of mathematics engages students in solving and discussing tasks that promote mathematical reasoning and problem solving, allow multiple entry points and varied solutions. Participants will explore the characteristics and cognitive demand of various mathematical tasks and the teacher and student behaviors necessary for successful implementation of high-level mathematics tasks. Participants will also explore different question types and the appropriate time to use each question type, questioning patterns and the components necessary for a culture of discourse in a mathematics classroom.

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. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

32. Models of Excellence in Connected Learning: Maps, Earth, YouTube, Drawings and Productivity with Google for Education – Day 3

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Audience: K-20 Educators using Google Apps, Chromebooks, and connected learning strategies Individual participant requirements: Chromebook or laptop with the Chrome browser and internet access

Dates: 6/28/2018

Day 3 – Exploration and Publishing with Google: Google Maps, Google Earth, YouTube, Drawings, and more productivity options from Google. During this 4-day learning experience, participants will explore the best practices of connected learning using Google Suite for Education with a focus on design thinking and instructional excellence. Participants may register for 1, 2, 3, or all 4 workshop days. Please note that registration must be completed for each day you plan to attend. The design labs will have a major focus on hands-on design to develop a portfolio of materials for their classroom instruction. The goal is for each participant to complete the workshop series with a toolkit of new designs for the classroom with the outcome of each day to be a product creation for the classroom. Learning objectives for this workshop include understanding and implementation of:

* Introduction to content for the Google Educator level 1 certification exam
* The entire Google Education ecosystem
* Blended Learning and SAMR
* OER Resources
* Personalized Learning and DI
* Engagement with Educational Technology
* Custom eGuide included for all participants
* Shared resources in a custom Google Site with video playlists, tools/tips, and a test prep elearning scaffold
* eGuide serves as an ongoing eBook resource
* eGuide includes a Google EDU Tools Dashboard


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

33. Trauma Informed Care in Schools

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Classroom teachers, administrators, educational specialists

Dates: 6/28/2018

Learn what we know about early childhood trauma in this 3 hour training:


•How repeated or ongoing trauma effects the children


•What is happening to a child in the brain of a child who has experienced trauma


•What is happening when the instinctual fight or flight response is triggered


•How trauma impacts learning


•How to engage children in ways that promote resilience Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

34. Refining Teaching Decisions While Using The Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Systems (BAS) (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-8 Classroom Teachers and Special Ed Teachers, REading Specialists, Intervention Teachers and Principals

Dates: 6/29/2018

Wait List
This professional learning opportunity is designed for participants who have had training and experience in coding and scoring the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System. The session will delve more deeply into analyzing behaviors such as self-correction, rereading and repeating, as well as the analysis of the student’s usage of meaning, structure, and visual information sources.

Course Goals:
*Learn how to use actual examples of students from your school to analyze reading records and determine instructional goals.
*Understand more deeply how to analyze meaning, structure, and visual information sources and use this analysis to refine teaching and effective prompting for students.
*Determine which Optional Assessments will provide deeper knowledge of a student’s usage of strategic actions while reading.
*Develop a deeper understanding of how the Systems of Strategic Action can be used to develop a common language across all grade levels.
*Acquire knowledge of how to use the Continuum of Literacy for Guided Reading, as well as other areas of the curriculum.

Please bring to the session:
*Your complete Benchmark Assessment System box (including The Continuum of Literacy).
*Three Benchmark Assessment System Protocols for students that represent the diversity in your population. These protocols should be coded and scored and ready for deeper analysis during the session.

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.

35. How to Orchestrate Productive Task-Based Discussions in Science Grades K-5 (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Teachers, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 6/29/2018

Robust and effective classroom discussions are essential for providing students with opportunities to simultaneously engage in science practices while learning key science content. This session will provide teachers with a roadmap of strategies to use before and during whole-class discussions to more effectively orchestrate dialogue responsive to students' science thinking, core practices and ideas.

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. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

36. Models of Excellence in Connected Learning: Blended Instruction and Personalized Learning with Google for Education – Day 4

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Audience: K-20 Educators using Google Apps, Chromebooks, and connected learning strategies Individual participant requirements: Chromebook or laptop with the Chrome browser and internet access

Dates: 6/29/2018

Day 4 – Blended Instruction and Personalized Learning with Classroom and Forms: Formative assessments with Forms, Google Classroom, blended models, and differentiation. During this 4-day learning experience, participants will explore the best practices of connected learning using Google Suite for Education with a focus on design thinking and instructional excellence. Participants may register for 1, 2, 3, or all 4 workshop days. Please note that registration must be completed for each day you plan to attend. The design labs will have a major focus on hands-on design to develop a portfolio of materials for their classroom instruction. The goal is for each participant to complete the workshop series with a toolkit of new designs for the classroom with the outcome of each day to be a product creation for the classroom. Learning objectives for this workshop include understanding and implementation of:

* Introduction to content for the Google Educator level 1 certification exam
* The entire Google Education ecosystem
* Blended Learning and SAMR
* OER Resources
* Personalized Learning and DI
* Engagement with Educational Technology
* Custom eGuide included for all participants
* Shared resources in a custom Google Site with video playlists, tools/tips, and a test prep elearning scaffold
* eGuide serves as an ongoing eBook resource
* eGuide includes a Google EDU Tools Dashboard


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

37. Introduction to K-12 Online Learning/3 CPE Credits

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

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 7/9/2018 to 9/2/2018

New
Are you looking to become more familiar with online learning and how you can use it to improve learning outcomes for your students? This course will provide an introduction to online learning and how it operates in the K-12 environment. After gaining an understanding of the current landscape of K-12 online learning, you will learn and gain experience with:

* Communicating with all stakeholders
* Building and sustaining an online learning community
* Providing an accessible online learning experience for all students
* Constructing an outline of your own online course

Online Learning Course
3 CPE Credits $450/PDE 20170021
3 Graduate Credits $900/Immaculata University endorsed EDL548

MCIU Continuing Professional Education (CPE) courses are PDE approved and can be used towards Level II certification. CPE courses provide practical skills and information that promote professional growth. Course offerings are open to all school personnel from Montgomery County and surrounding areas. It is recommended that you verify CPE policies for reimbursement and salary scale movement with your employer.

38. Advanced Placement Physics 2: Algebra-Based Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based Educators

Dates: 7/9/2018 to 7/12/2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 2, 2018

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

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

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

39. Assessing With the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment (VB-MAPP)

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

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

Dates: 7/11/2018

Across the field of autism, the VB-MAPP is widely recognized as a tool teachers can use to determine specific skill sets across Skinner’s verbal operants. This tool contains five components, with the Milestones Assessment being the most widely used piece. This workshop will walk participants through the use of the Milestones Assessment, the Early Echoic Skills Assessment (EEESA) as well as a review of the Barriers Assessment and Task Analysis/Skills Tracking Sheet.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

40. The Hidden Curriculum and Strategies to Support Social Skills Development

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Regular Education Teachers and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 7/11/2018

This workshop will focus on the hidden curriculum and social skills development in the classroom. Participants will learn strategies for teaching communication, friendship, and participation skills along with conflict resolution.

41. Math Strategies and Best Practice for Struggling Learners

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education Teachers and General Education Teachers

Dates: 7/19/2018

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

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

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

42. G.E.N.I.U.S. C.A.M.P. - Only Approved Teams

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 7/24/2018 to 7/27/2018

This experience brings students and teachers together in a MAKER ENVIRONMENT to take charge of their own ideas and growths with challenging, but fun stations like circuitry and storytelling, robotics, wearable technology and coding. Teachers will leave this week excitied to begin implementing maker learning into their classrooms while using questions that encourage students to become independent learners. Students develop the ability to be creative and reflective in their thinking when solving complex problems.

TEAMS:
Participants must pre-register as a team. Teams consist of 2 teachers and 3 students from the same school. Students should be entering grades 5-12.

PRE-REGISTRATION:
Closed at this time.

COST:
$1200 per team ($600 per educator) for subscribing Montgomery County Public Schools.
$1800 per team ($900 per educator) for all other schools.

SCHEDULE:
Prior to Camp: Teachers will participate in a 3-hour asynchronous session to build background knowledge.
July 24-26 8:30 AM to 3:3:0 PM: Teachers and students work hand-in-in in a maker environment.
July 27 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM: Teachers only meet for a follow-up about the experience.

For complete details see FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: Included July 24-26

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

43. 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: 7/25/2018

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.

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

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

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

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Chinese Language and Culture Educators

Dates: 7/30/2018 to 8/2/2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 16, 2018

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

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

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

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

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Computer Science Principles Educators

Dates: 7/30/2018 to 8/2/2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 16, 2018

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

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

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

46. Advanced Placement Economics: Macro and Micro Combined Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Economics: Macro and Micro Educators

Dates: 7/30/2018 to 8/2/2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 16, 2018

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

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

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

47. Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP English Literature and Composition Educators

Dates: 7/30/2018 to 8/2/2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 16, 2018

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

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

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

48. Advanced Placement Human Geography Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Human Geography Educators

Dates: 7/30/2018 to 8/2/2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 16, 2018

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

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

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

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

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based Educators

Dates: 7/30/2018 to 8/2/2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 16, 2018

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

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

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

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

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

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

Dates: 7/30/2018 to 8/2/2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 16, 2018

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

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

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators for Grades 2-12

Dates: 8/7/2018 to 8/9/2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 24, 2018

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*

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

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

Dates: 8/9/2018 to 8/10/2018

Google Education Certifications were updated and MCIU is pleased to offer educators an opportunity to work with Rich Kiker in preparation to take the Google Educator Level 1 exam. During this two day learning experience, participants will learn the essentials of Google Apps for Education with a focus on the skills and techniques needed to complete the online exam to achieve "Google Educator" status and pursue "Google Education Trainer" status.

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

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

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.

53. 180 Days Book Study (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers Grades 6-12 and Administrators

Dates: 8/13/2018 to 10/18/2018

Explore your beliefs about literacy instruction within MCIU's 180 Days Book Study and make every moment matter. The book 180 Days: Two Teachers and the Quest to Engage and Empower Adolescents represents the collaboration of two master teachers Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle over an entire school year of planning, teaching and reflecting within their own and each other's classrooms.

This book study will be completely online through our Learning Management System. Participants must also participant in the two virtual meetings on September 13, 2018 and October 18, 2018.

Participants must purchase the book: 180 Days: Two Teachers and the Quest to Engage and Empower Adolescents by Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle ISBN-13: 978-0325081137
Cost: Approximately $35.00

FLYER

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators for Grades 2-12

Dates: 8/14/2018 to 8/16/2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 31, 2018

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*

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

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education teachers-K12, administrators, related service providers

Dates: 8/15/2018

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 many 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 one hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

56. The Neuropsychology of Reading Disorders: An Introduction to the Feifer Assessment of Reading (FAR)

Program: Special Education - Psychological Services

Audience: Psychologists, Reading Specialists, Teachers

Dates: 8/28/2018

This workshop will examine reading from a brain-based educational perspective, and discuss current literacy trends in the United States. The primary focus of the presentation will be to differentiate “dyslexia” from other reading disorders, as well as to classify developmental reading disorders into four distinct subtypes. There will be a discussion matching each reading disorders’ subtype with scores of evidence-based interventions.

Lunch will be provided.

Registration will begin one-half hour before workshop.

FLYER

57. Mindfulness-ST HELENA'S STAFF ONLY

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Dates: 8/29/2018

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.

58. Cohort 3: 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: 8/29/2018 to 12/5/2018

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. 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.

FLYER

59. Introduction to K-12 Online Learning/3 CPE Credits

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

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 9/3/2018 to 10/28/2018

New
Are you looking to become more familiar with online learning and how you can use it to improve learning outcomes for your students? This course will provide an introduction to online learning and how it operates in the K-12 environment. After gaining an understanding of the current landscape of K-12 online learning, you will learn and gain experience with:

* Communicating with all stakeholders
* Building and sustaining an online learning community
* Providing an accessible online learning experience for all students
* Constructing an outline of your own online course

Online Learning Course
3 CPE Credits $450/PDE 20170021
3 Graduate Credits $900/Immaculata University endorsed EDL548

MCIU Continuing Professional Education (CPE) courses are PDE approved and can be used towards Level II certification. CPE courses provide practical skills and information that promote professional growth. Course offerings are open to all school personnel from Montgomery County and surrounding areas. It is recommended that you verify CPE policies for reimbursement and salary scale movement with your employer.

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

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

Dates: 9/13/2018 to 5/16/2019

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.

FLYER

LUNCH: There will be a one hour lunch break.

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

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

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

Program: Student Assistance Program

Audience: All public and nonpublic school staff

Dates: 9/25/2018 to 10/11/2018

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 January 11, 2019.

62. Wilson Fundations Level K (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades PreK - 6th

Dates: 9/25/2018

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

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

FLYER

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

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

63. Wilson Fundations® Level 1 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades Prek - 6th

Dates: 9/26/2018

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

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

FLYER

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

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

64. Wilson Fundations® Level 2 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades PreK - 6th

Dates: 9/27/2018

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

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

FLYER

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

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

65. 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: 10/3/2018

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.

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.

66. Tackling Text and Evidence-Based Writing (TDA): The Cornerstone of College and Career Readiness (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

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

Dates: 10/3/2018

This workshop will feature best practices related to text-dependent analysis including strategies that will help students closely read and engage with complex text. Participants will also explore writing techniques that will lead to clarity in student responses. An emphasis will be placed on analysis and how participants can scaffold instruction in order to take students from a literal meaning of text to an inferential one. Participants will also investigate the role of questioning and the role of oral language as related to analysis so that they walk away focused on their instructional practices and more confident about TDA as a process.

FLYER

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

67. 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: 10/4/2018

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.

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.

68. How to Orchestrate Productive Task-Based Discussions in Science Grades K-5 (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Teachers, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 10/24/2018

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Robust and effective classroom discussions are essential for providing students with opportunities to simultaneously engage in science practices while learning key science content. This session will provide teachers with a roadmap of strategies to use before and during whole-class discussions to more effectively orchestrate dialogue responsive to students' science thinking, core practices and ideas.

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. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

69. Everyday Practices that Engage and Empower Readers and Writers with Penny Kittle (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-12 and Administrators

Dates: 10/26/2018

Penny Kittle will inspire you to reimagine the language arts classroom by creating classes where all students actively read, write, study, create and share everyday. We can construct classrooms where increasing reading and writing volume becomes a priority, where students are given a choice, and where teachers model and confer. This is a call for teachers to bring responsive, alive teaching into their classrooms everyday, every year.

The book 180 Days: Two Teachers and the Quest to Engage and Empower Adolescents is included.

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.

70. Teaching Science is Phenomenal: Biology and Life Science Brett Moulding (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

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

Dates: 10/30/2018 to 11/27/2018

Join us for a two-day professional learning opportunity focused on instructional strategies to engage students in three-dimensional biology and life science learning. Participants will observe model lessons and acquire instructional tools for applying these practices into their classrooms. The instructional sequence of Gather, Reason, Communicate will be featured throughout the sessions and teachers will receive lesson plans to use in their own classrooms. Participants will have the opportunity to analyze and align one of their lessons and adapt it into a 3D-GRC lesson. A series of follow-up, live, online 2-hour alignment sessions with Brett Moulding will be provided to advance participant understanding of structuring instructions. All participants will receive a copy of the book Teaching Science is Phenomenal.

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.

71. Teaching Science is Phenomenal: Chemistry and Physical Science Brett Moulding (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

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

Dates: 10/31/2018 to 11/28/2018

Join us for a two-day professional learning opportunity focused on instructional strategies to engage students in three-dimensional chemistry and physical science learning. Participants will observe model lessons and acquire instructional tools for applying these practices into their classrooms. The instructional sequence of Gather, Reason, Communicate will be featured throughout the sessions and teachers will receive lesson plans to use in their own classrooms. Participants will have the opportunity to analyze and align one of their lessons and adapt it into a 3D-GRC lesson. A series of follow-up, live, online 2-hour alignment sessions with Brett Moulding will be provided to advance participant understanding of structuring instructions. All participants will receive a copy of the book Teaching Science is Phenomenal.

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. Teaching Science is Phenomenal: Physics and Physical Science Brett Moulding (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

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

Dates: 11/1/2018 to 11/29/2018

Join us for a two-day professional learning opportunity focused on instructional strategies to engage students in three-dimensional physics and physical science learning. Participants will observe model lessons and acquire instructional tools for applying these practices into their classrooms. The instructional sequence of Gather, Reason, Communicate will be featured throughout the sessions and teachers will receive lesson plans to use in their own classrooms. Participants will have the opportunity to analyze and align one of their lessons and adapt it into a 3D-GRC lesson. A series of follow-up, live, online 2-hour alignment sessions with Brett Moulding will be provided to advance participant understanding of structuring instructions. All participants will receive a copy of the book Teaching Science is Phenomenal.

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.

73. Special Education Referrals for English Learners (ELs): Process and Data with Dr. Alba Ortiz

Program: ESL Workshop

Audience: Pupil Personnel Directors, Psychologists, Special Ed Teachers, ESL Teachers, Speech and Language Pathologists

Dates: 11/6/2018

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Accurately identifying English Learners with disabilities can be a challenger for schools and districts because of the similarities between the characteristics of students who are acquiring English as a second language and those students with language/learning disabilities.

Addressing these issues requires close collaboration between the general and special education programs that serve ELs. This session will focus on:
* monitoring language and literacy development of ELs experiencing language and literacy-related difficulties within and across grades;
* early intervention for students experiencing learning difficulties;
* making appropriate special education referral decisions.

When students are referred for evaluation the special education processes should be adapted to:
* limit bias in assessment
* make appropriate eligibilty determinations:
* ensure that special and general education services simultaneously address students' language and disability related needs.

We encourage district teams to attend this session along with a district leader who can impact systems change.

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.

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

74. CLM Coaches Meeting

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: CLM Coaches

Dates: 11/30/2018

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

Registration will begin one-half before workshop.

Please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

Laptops are required for this session.

75. Cohort 3: Power AAC: Supporting Your Students With Core Vocabulary: Modules 7-12, Invitation Only

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: By Invitation Only

Dates: 1/2/2019 to 5/29/2019

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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.

FLYER

76. How to Implement Tasks that Promote Reasoning and Problem Solving Grades K-5 (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Teachers, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 2/26/2019

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Effective teaching of mathematics engages students in solving and discussing tasks that promote mathematical reasoning and problem solving, allow multiple entry points and varied solutions. Participants will explore the characteristics and cognitive demand of various mathematical tasks and the teacher and student behaviors necessary for successful implementation of high-level mathematics tasks. Participants will also explore different question types and the appropriate time to use each question type, questioning patterns and the components necessary for a culture of discourse in a mathematics classroom.

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. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

77. CLM Coaches Meeting

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: CLM Coaches

Dates: 4/26/2019

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

Registration will begin one-half before workshop.

Please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

Laptops are required for this session.