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1. Universal Design for Learning: Professional Learning Community Cycle 1

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 9/18/2019

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Information and registration for this course can be found in our new online registration system using the following link:

Universal Design for Learning: Professional Learning Community Cycle 1

If you have not registered for a course on our new system, you will be prompted to create a new account during the check out process. Please email courses@mciu.org if you require any assistance.

2. Choosing Involvement: Peer Led Interventions in Bullying and Harassment with Deb McCoy

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: K-12 Counselors, Educators, and Administrators

Dates: 9/18/2019

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Is bullying worse now than it was before, whatever your before may be? The short answer is yes, it is. Social media and digital speech have changed the landscape of bullying behavior. What has not changed is what works in addressing bullying. Most incidents of bullying and harassment are witnessed by peers. Research has clearly shown the most effective interventions into those incidents are those led by students. Moving from a bystander of bullying and harassment to choosing involvement is not an easy task, but research and practical experience have proven it can be done both safely and effectively. This workshop will:

*Examine the dynamics of bullying and harassment and its' impact on school climates
*Review the research on peer interventions
*Look at a wide range of programs, videos and resources to be used in implementing bullying prevention

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

3. Data Quality Network: September 2019

Program: Data Governance

Audience: Child Accounting Personnel, Special Education Data Managers, PIMS Administrators, Data Teams

Dates: 9/18/2019

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Tentative activities and topics include:

Child Accounting Start of Year
Steve Epstein, Central Dauphin SD

Act 16 Overview
Barry Frank, Bucks County IU

PIMS Help Desk - October Collections - Updates and Pain Points
Amber Lind, PIMS Help Desk

Getting Ready for October 1 & Addressing the PIMS Manual Changes - Review and Corrections
Stacey McCreary, Chester County IU

Activities are subject to change. For the latest information, including presentation downloads, and to pre-submit questions to presenters, please visit the Data Quality Network website.

4. Local Data Networking Meeting: September 2019

Program: Data Governance

Dates: 9/18/2019

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Topics for discussion include:
* October 1 Collection: Best Practices for Getting Organized
* Collection-Specific Tips/Best Practices:
-- EOY Child Accounting
-- Grad Drop Cohort
-- Special Education Act 16
-- Other C1 collections (as time allows)

5. Wilson Reading System ® (WRS) Certification Level I (L) Cohort 2

Program: Professional Development Workshops

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

Dates: 9/19/2019 to 5/15/2020

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This registration is for approved Cohort 2 Participants ONLY

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

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Due to popularity, we will have 2 cohorts. You will be grouped based on geographic location and informed via email of your cohort and specific start date in the near future. Thank you for your patience.

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

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

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

6. PowerSchool SIS - PSUG Meeting

Program: Data Governance

Dates: 9/23/2019

PowerSchool SIS - PSUG Meeting

This registration is for those attendees who plan to attend at MCIU and virtually.

You will select either Non-Credit Hours for MCIU or Non-Credit (Hours) Attend Virtually.

Tentative Agenda (subject to change):

  1. October 1 Collection
  2. PIMS Changes
  3. What's New - Roadmap
  4. Level Data - SDVS Contacts
  5. Special Programs (PowerSchool Special Education module)
  6. Attendance Tracking Notification Setup

If attending at a remote hosting IU, please register directly with them.

Questions can be directed to Elaina Wrzesniewski at PA-PSUG@mciu.org or (610) 755-9493.


7. Introduction to the VB-MAPP (TAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Special Education Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 9/24/2019

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.

BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
All participants should bring a copy of the VB-MAPP guide book and protocol book if possible.

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

8. Start with the End in Mind! (OSS)

Program: Special Education OSS

Audience: OTs, COTAs, PTs and PTAs

Dates: 9/24/2019

The annual nature of the IEP, while helpful in addressing he student's immediate needs, can inadvertently deemphasize long-term planning. As such, despite IDEA stating that "special education... prepare students for further education, employment and independent living," the IEP team often finds itself designing goals and interventions only for the coming year. Thus, the child's participation in meaningful community pursuits are left off until the the student is close to graduation.

This workshop offers a concrete and practical approach to prognosis and long-term planning, viewing the child as an active member of the community.

At the end of the session participants will be expected to:
* Utilize evidence and clinical judgement in prognostication of postsecondary outcomes for students with disabilities.
* Create goals and intervention strategies using backward planning planning to achieve postsecondary goals.
* Plan the provision of related services as episodes of care during critical periods of skill acquisition.

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

9. Wilson Fundations® Level K (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades PreK - 6th

Dates: 9/24/2019

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

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

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

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

10. MCIU STEM Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

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

Dates: 9/24/2019

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

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

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

Dates: 9/25/2019 to 1/29/2020

Do you want to be involved with a cooperative teaching model in your school but don't know where to begin? This two day workshop is developed for new co-teaching partnerships. Co-teaching teams are encouraged to register together. Participants will examine the best practices for building a strong foundation that will foster a lasting partnership, benefiting all students. This workshop series has an additional requirement to be completed between sessions.

Participants must attend both sessions.

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

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

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

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

Dates: 9/25/2019

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

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

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

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

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

Building Foundational Literacy Skills

13. Wilson Fundations® Level 1 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades Prek - 6th

Dates: 9/25/2019

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

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

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

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

14. Reading for the Autistic Brain (TAC)(L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Dates: 9/26/2019 to 12/4/2019

Students with autism show a variety of skill strengths and weaknesses across reading skills. Throughout the two day workshop, brain research will be woven into the presentation to show the similarities and differences in the brains of people with autism as well as how to teach reading. Your student data will be utilized to support instructional decisions based on the specific profile of the student. You will have time to connect your available resources and assessments to best instructional practices.

Participants should bring a current IEP and RR for a student who they would like to problem solve around. Virtual office hours will be offered to support work between sessions.

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

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

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

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

Dates: 9/26/2019

This workshop will feature best practices related to text-dependent analysis including strategies that will help students closely read and engage with complex text. 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.

Registration priority will be given to participants who are attending the Tackling Text and Evidence-Based Writing PLN and must attend this workshop as a prerequisite.

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.

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

16. Wilson Fundations® Level 2 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades PreK - 6th

Dates: 9/26/2019

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

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

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

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

17. eSchoolPLUS SIS - eSUG Meeting

Program: Data Governance

Dates: 9/27/2019

eSchoolPLUS SIS - eSUG Meeting

This registration is for those attendees who plan to attend at MCIU and virtually.

You will select either Non-Credit Hours for MCIU or Non-Credit (Hours) Attend Virtually.

Tentative Agenda (subject to change):

  1. October 1 Collection
  2. PIMS Changes
  3. What's New - Roadmap
  4. Registration Gateway - Registration
  5. Special Programs (PowerSchool Special Education module)
  6. COGNOS Attendance Reports

If attending at a remote hosting IU, please register directly with them.

Questions can be directed to Elaina Wrzesniewski at PA-PSUG@mciu.org or (610) 755-9493.


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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators for Grades 2-12

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

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

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

Prerequisite: WRS Level I Certification

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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*

19. Student Assistance (SAP) K-12, 3-Day Certification Training (10/2/19, 10/10/19, 10/15/19)

Program: Student Assistance Program

Audience: All Public and Nonpublic School Staff

Dates: 10/2/2019 to 10/15/2019

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 in their entirety. Twenty-one Act 48 hours will be reported by PDE after successful completion of this training and Student Assistance certificates will be issued to each participant.

If you have any questions or concerns about the training, please contact Jean Miksch (610-755-9331 or jmiksch@mciu.org). Questions about registration and payment should be directed to Lois Winton (610-755-9366 or lwinton@mciu.org).

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM.
Lunch: There will be a forty-five minute lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

20. Creating Change through Climate and Culture - Deb McCoy - ST PHILIP NERI STAFF ONLY

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: ST PHILIP NERI STAFF ONLY

Dates: 10/2/2019

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We know from both research and practical experience that a positive, healthy school climate fosters the healthy development, learning and achievement of our youth. The climate of a school reflects the norms, goals, values, interpersonal relationships, teaching, learning, leadership practices and the organizational structure of that school. Students and staff alike need to be safe and supported, valued, appropriately challenged and engaged. A supportive and affirmative school climate is essential for the academic success and emotional health of both students and staff. This workshop will explore what comprises a positive school culture and climate, the impact on the school community, and how to implement sustainable strategies, activities and best practices to create a positive, healthy school climate.

21. Foundations of Visible Learning with Kristin R. Anderson (STEM) (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 10/3/2019

Join us in exploring John Hattie's Visible Learning and the major factors that influence student learning and achievement. Educators who understand which factors have the greatest impact on student achievement can make strategic decisions based on evidence to maximize their time, energy, and resources.

Visible Learning is not another initiative to layer on top of other programs and priorities, nor is it a simple checklist of strategies. Rather, the work of Visible Learning stems from a deep understanding of the world's most extensive evidence base on what works best in raising student achievement. Participants will delve into the research to better understand the characteristics of visible learners and the potential for Visible Learning to transform school systems.

All participants will receive a copy of the Visible Learning Foundation Day Workbook.

Subscribers registering prior to September 19, 2019 will have a cost of $200. All other participants will be charged $275.

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.

22. I Just Got an EL- Now What? (ESL)

Program: ESL Workshop

Audience: General Education Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 10/3/2019

Are you new to working with English Learners or feel like you don't know where to start? During this session we will explore available data and resources that will support you in meeting the needs of your English Learners. We will talk about the basics of English proficiency levels, the WIDA Can Do Descriptors, and simple instructional strategies that are easy to embed within daily instruction.

Participants should bring your students' WIDA Screener or WIDA ACCESS (Individual Student Report)data
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, Colonial, Jenkintown, Methacton, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon. Choose "voucher" for payment option.

23. College and Career Leadership Council 10/03/19 (CCLC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Key CCR leaders designated by their school districts.

Dates: 10/3/2019

Location: 2 West Lafayette Street, Norristown, PA

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The College and Career Leadership Council (CCLC) will provide a format for an exchange of best practices and lessons learned as college and career readiness efforts are expanded throughout the county.

This council is limited to Montgomery County school districts and CTEs. Participants will include key CCR leaders designated by their school districts as well as career and technical education leaders and local workforce advocates.

24. Breaking Down Barriers in Education for Students with Disabilities (TAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 10/7/2019

Come learn about Pennsylvania Supplementary Aids and Services Toolkit, which establishes a system of supports that enable students with disabilities to learn and participate alongside typical peers, regardless of their disability. We will also examine the Collaborative Framework, a tool to explore strategies for instructional access for all students in general education settings.

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

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

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

25. Empathy and the Teenage Brain with Deb McCoy

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: K-12 Counselors, Educators, and Administrators

Dates: 10/8/2019

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Do teens lack empathy for others? Is it possible to "teach" empathy to teens? One study promoted the theory that teens are incapable of taking the feelings of others into account because they are just incapable of doing so. Another study states that involvement in social media has decreased the levels of empathy among youth. The reality is the way the brain develops in adolescence affects empathy, and there is a lot that can be done to develop empathy in teens. This workshop will:

*Look at the development of cognitive and affective empathy during the teens years
*Examine empathy "inside" the brain
*Address the barriers to empathy
*Discuss the essential steps for building empathy in school communities
*Review resources in the development of empathy

Light Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

26. Picture Perfect STEM K-2 Including Manual AND Picture Books(TAC)(STEM)(L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-6 Librarians, K-2 Elementary and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 10/9/2019

This workshop is ideal for K-2 elementary, special educators, and librarians who want to integrate STEM and literacy in their classroom or STEM lab. You will build a solid understanding of STEM and literacy integration and the 5E model through participation in model lessons and engaging, hands-on learning tasks. By the end of this workshop, you will have the skills, knowledge, and confidence you need to successfully begin implementing Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons in your classroom!

*The cost of this session includes the Picture Perfect STEM Manual and Picture Books. To register WITHOUT the additional cost of the Picture Books please click HERE

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.

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

27. Picture Perfect STEM K-2 Manual WITHOUT Picture Books (TAC)(STEM)(L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-6 Librarians, K-2 Elementary and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 10/9/2019

This workshop is ideal for K-2 elementary, special educators, and librarians who want to integrate STEM and literacy in their classroom or STEM lab. You will build a solid understanding of STEM and literacy integration and the 5E model through participation in model lessons and engaging, hands-on learning tasks. By the end of this workshop, you will have the skills, knowledge, and confidence you need to successfully begin implementing Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons in your classroom!

*The cost of this session does not include the Picture Perfect Picture Books. To register WITH the additional cost of the Picture Books please click HERE.

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.

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

28. Picture Perfect STEM 3-5 Including Manual AND Picture Books (TAC)(STEM)(L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-6 Librarians, 3-5 Elementary and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 10/10/2019

This workshop is ideal for 3-5 elementary, special educators, and librarians who want to integrate STEM and literacy in their classroom or STEM lab. You will build a solid understanding of STEM and literacy integration and the 5E model through participation in model lessons and engaging, hands-on learning tasks. By the end of this workshop, you will have the skills, knowledge, and confidence you need to successfully begin implementing Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons in your classroom!

*The cost of this session includes the Picture Perfect STEM Manual and Picture Books. To register WITHOUT the additional cost of the Picture Books please click HERE

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.

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

29. Picture Perfect STEM 3-5 Manual NO PICTURE BOOKS (TAC)(STEM)(L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-6 Librarians, 3-5 Elementary and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 10/10/2019

This workshop is ideal for 3-5 elementary, special educators, and librarians who want to integrate STEM and literacy in their classroom or STEM lab. You will build a solid understanding of STEM and literacy integration and the 5E model through participation in model lessons and engaging, hands-on learning tasks. By the end of this workshop, you will have the skills, knowledge, and confidence you need to successfully begin implementing Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons in your classroom!

*The cost of this session does not include the Picture Perfect Picture Books. To register WITH the additional cost of the Picture Books please click HERE

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.

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

30. The Use of Games & Differentiation in the EM4 Classroom (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: By invitation only

Dates: 10/15/2019

* Explore the games in EM, in the classroom and online, to develop fluency and comprehension. We'll use games as an opportunity for differentiation and assessment and discuss home connection opportunities.
* Participants will engage in a deeper dive into Everyday Math resources that support planning and differentiated instruction to reach the many levels of learners in our classrooms.

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

31. Literacy for Science with Brett Moulding (S)(STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-6 Science Teachers, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 10/15/2019 to 11/19/2019

Join us for a two-day professional learning opportunity focused on instructional strategies to engage students in science investigations supported by student reading and writing. 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 GRC lesson as well as participate in a series of live on-line 2-hour alignment sessions with Brett Moulding to advance their understanding of structuring instruction. All participants will receive a copy of the book Teaching Science is Phenomenal.

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

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

32. Scaffolds to Support Text Analysis (TAC) (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Grade 3-8 General and Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Special Education Leaders

Dates: 10/16/2019

This workshop will feature strategies to support diverse learners in the analysis of text in the areas of reading, analysis, and writing. An emphasis will be placed on how to scaffold instruction for all learners, specifically examining text complexity, close reading, analytical thinking, and writing techniques.

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

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

33. Teaching Science is Phenomenal: Earth and Space Science with Brett Moulding (S)(STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

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

Dates: 10/16/2019 to 11/20/2019

Join us for a two-day professional learning opportunity focused on instructional strategies to engage students in three-dimensional earth and space 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 GRC lesson as well as participate in a series of live on-line 2-hour alignment sessions with Brett Moulding to advance their understanding of structuring instruction. All participants will receive a copy of the book Teaching Science is Phenomenal.

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

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

34. Using Multisensory Literacy Techniques in the Pre-K - First Grade Classroom (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: General Education Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 10/16/2019 to 11/12/2019

"During multisensory instruction, children learn language concepts by simultaneously using all learning pathways to the brain used in performing language tasks." -M. L. Farrell and N. C. White

During this session, multisensory teaching techniques that support systematic and explicit instruction for all students will be explored. Through hands-on demonstrations and modeling, participants will gain multisensory techniques that can be integrated into daily lesson plans. We will discuss how these techniques can be used to supplement the core reading programs while not disrupting the existing scope and sequence.

Participants should bring the teacher's manual you use to plan your literacy block

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.

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades K-12, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 10/17/2019

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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.

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

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

36. Teaching Science is Phenomenal: Environmental Science with Brett Moulding (S)(STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

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

Dates: 10/17/2019 to 11/21/2019

Join us for a two-day professional learning opportunity focused on instructional strategies to engage students in three-dimensional environmental 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 GRC lesson as well as participate in a series of live on-line 2-hour alignment sessions with Brett Moulding to advance their understanding of structuring instruction. All participants will receive a copy of the book Teaching is Phenomenal.

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

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

37. Student Assistance (SAP) K-12, 3-Day Certification Training (10/22/19, 10/30/19, 11/07/19)

Program: Student Assistance Program

Audience: All Public and Nonpublic School Staff

Dates: 10/22/2019 to 11/7/2019

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 in their entirety. Twenty-one Act 48 hours will be reported by PDE after successful completion of this training and Student Assistance certificates will be issued to each participant.

If you have any questions or concerns about the training, please contact Jean Miksch (610-755-9331 or jmiksch@mciu.org). Questions about registration and payment should be directed to Lois Winton (610-755-9366 or lwinton@mciu.org).

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM.
Lunch: There will be a forty-five minute lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

38. 2019 Be Bold with Weston Kieschnick: Developing a Rigorous and Relevant Digital Learning Environment

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Classroom and Special Education Teachers, Instructions Coaches, Administrators

Dates: 10/22/2019

Implementing future ready learning experiences is a process that requires the alignment of rigorous learning outcomes with future-relevant learning experience. Creating an impactful digital learning environment requires teachers to thoughtfully examine the learning experiences being created for their students. In this experience, teachers will engage in a deeper dive of the Bold School Framework for Strategic Blended Instruction and the Rigor/Relevance Framework to create learning experiences that enable student choice, allow for real-world connections, and provide opportunities to solve authentic problems.

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For a sneak peek at Weston Kieschnick's message, please check out his latest TED talk: Click here to watch

A copy of Weston Kieschnick's book Bold School: Old School Wisdom + New School Technologies = Blended Learning That Works will be included if enrolled by October 1st.

Subscribers registering prior to October 1, 2019 will have a cost of $200. All non-subscribers and registrations after October 1, 2019 will be charged $275.

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.

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

39. LETRS: Module 2: The Speech Sounds of English (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

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

Dates: 10/23/2019

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.

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

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

Building Foundational Literacy Skills

40. Montgomery County Mathematics Masterminds PLC

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Elementary, Middle, and High School Math Teachers and Coaches

Dates: 10/23/2019 to 5/20/2020

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Join a year long Professional Learning Community (PLC) structured with a customized learning path that will allow leaders in mathematics to participate in a cycle of deepening understanding, applying best practices, and gaining feedback from a community of learners.

This PLC will provide leaders in mathematics with the opportunity to engage and be supported as they explore The NCTM Effective Teaching Principles, Standards of Mathematical Practices, John Hattie's work with Visible Learning for Mathematics and Universal Design for Learning, in an effort to optimize mathematics instruction and student learning in the classroom.

Leaders will participate with colleagues from around the county, making them the experts in the field of mathematics education.

Components of the PLC will include:
*Face-to-Face Meetings
*Purposeful Book Studies
*Zoom Meetings and On-site Support
*Year-end Participant Showcase

We are encouraging participants to register in teams of 2-3 members

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Registration for this PLC is limited to Montgomery County Public School Educators

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.

41. We've Assessed with the VB-MAPP, Now What? (TAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Special Education Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 10/23/2019

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: 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.
Participants should also bring a copy of a VB-MAPP given to a student.

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

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

42. Funding Options for a Speech Generating Device (SGD) (OSS)

Program: Special Education OSS

Audience: Supervisors (K-12), Special Education Teachers, and Speech & Language Therapists

Dates: 10/23/2019

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We will address how to seek funding for a Speech Generating Device (SGD) through the distributor, Augmentative Communication Consultants Inc. (ACCI Inc.), using medical insurance. ACCI's Choice Communicator (iPad based SGD) and other SGDs can be options that serve as tools to meet certain students' AAC needs.

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43. Everyday Math Users Group Meeting (M)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County District Leaders

Dates: 10/25/2019

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

44. Gifted Education Network Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Public School Gifted Teachers

Dates: 10/25/2019

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Montgomery County Public School Network meeting for teachers of gifted education students.

45. Talk About Teaching Conference - Act 48 Continuing Education Credit Only

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators

Dates: 10/28/2019 to 10/30/2019

Please note: This registration is for awarding Pennsylvania Continuing Education (Act 48) credit ONLY. You must register for the Talk about Teaching Conference at the Danielson Group website:

Talk About Teaching Conference Link

This three-day conference will focus on professional growth, instructional excellence, and the FFT and Framework Clusters.
The pursuit of great teaching is an ongoing process that is dynamic, social, intellectually engaging, and inspiring for teachers, school leaders, and ultimately, for kids.
Join us for this three-day conference where we will continue to shift the conversation about teaching from evaluation to professional growth and instructional excellence, using the Framework for Teaching and its companion tool, The Framework for Teaching Clusters (FFT Clusters) as our guide. Whether you know the Framework well or have never used it, you will develop a deep understanding of how it supports continuous professional learning, district/school-wide improvement, and teacher-driven change for students. You will learn more about:

*Research and best practices that support collaborative observations, professional conversations, and engaged teacher learning
*Connections between the Framework for Teaching, FFT Clusters, and social-emotional learning, culturally responsive teaching, and racial equity
*Ways educators are engaging in professional learning linked to high-quality instructional materials and the FFT Clusters
*Equity and school improvement efforts as demonstrated in the documentary The Infamous Future, featuring Eagle Academy (a private screening and discussion with the film's executive producer will take place during the conference)

Keynote speakers include:

Charlotte Danielson, Founder, The Danielson Group, Author, The Framework for Teaching

46. EL Coordinator Training

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 10/29/2019 to 10/30/2019

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Information and registration for this course can be found in our new online registration system using the following link:

EL Coordinator Training

If you have not registered for a course on our new system, you will be prompted to create a new account during the check out process. Please email courses@mciu.org if you require any assistance.

47. Texas Instrument (TI) Graphing Calculator Tips for Student Success (M)(STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Grade 6-12 Mathematics Teachers, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 10/29/2019

From beginner user to advanced, this workshop will unlock the potential of the learning tools from Texas Instruments. We will explore how to build math confidence and exceed on high stakes exams like Keystones, PSSA, SAT and ACTs.

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BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Participants should bring TI Graphing Calculator used in the classroom- one will be provided if you do not have one.

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

48. Texas Instrument (TI) STEM Projects and Camps (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Grade 6-12 Mathematics Teachers, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 10/29/2019

Go beyond calculations and graphing with the STEM solutions from TI. We will show how to engage students in an easy-entry into programming with short activities that help spark interest in coding, computer science and robotics. The intent is to create a pathway towards STEM careers. The TI STEM Projects are motivating, engaging activities which encourage collaborative problem-solving, lively discussion, and exploration and discovery of connections in science, math, engineering design and robotics.

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

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

49. An Introduction to Flipped Learning (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Classroom Teachers, Coaches

Dates: 10/30/2019

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What is flipped learning? When do you use it? How do we use flipped learning effectively in the classroom? This workshop will introduce teachers to the flipped learning model. We will examine the validity behind this method, the instructional design required to implement it effectively, and the planning process. During the second half of the workshop you will be given time to work on videos to use in your classroom. Come and learn best practices for implementing flipped learning!

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.

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

50. Career Ready PA Bootcamp Training: SCHOOL TO WORKFORCE CONNECTIONS-A CULTURAL SHIFT (CCR)

Program: College and Career Readiness

Audience: District Workforce Team

Dates: 10/30/2019

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NOTE: This training is specifically designed for principals and teachers

MCIU is offering a one-day, 6-hour train-the-trainer boot camp designed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to assist districts in meeting the statewide postsecondary attainment 2025 goal of 60 percent of Pennsylvanians with postsecondary credential, certificate, or degree. Training will be provided by MCIU staff.

The sessions will present information in the following areas:
* Career Readiness and Workforce in PA (Career Education and Work Standards).
* Industry-Based Learning
* Stakeholder and Workforce Alignment
* Supporting Resources

PDE is lookng for teams to participate that include a minimum of three, and no more than ten, K-12 educators.The lead team member should be a building principal or assistant principal. With an emphasis on classroom alignment to workforce needs, team composition should include teachers from both elementary and secondary (NOTE: This session is not designed for school counselors. Specialized training for counselors will be offered via Counselor Symposiums).

The goal of this training is the development of an action plan that utilizes stakeholder and workforce partnerships to expand the classroom to career connections and build schoolwide momentum for career readiness. Team members will be poise to support in the implementation of the action plan.

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.

51. Connected Classrooms and the New World of Learning with Michael Soskil

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: K-12 Educators & Library/Media Specialists

Dates: 11/5/2019

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The world and our workplaces are becoming more globally connected. Almost every job will require global competencies and understanding. In order for our schools to remain relevant, we must provide opportunities for our students to learn with others who come from different locations, different backgrounds, and different cultures. In this keynote, developed out of a talk Michael gave at the United Nations Foundation Social Good Summit, you will learn how leveraging free tools makes it easy to bring the world into classrooms, engage students, and also increase learning outcomes in required curricular areas. Michael Soskil is an author, international keynote speaker, and was named one of the top 10 teachers in the world by the Global Teacher Prize. Teaching in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the book he co-authored, has been called "an authoritative guide to teaching practice over the next three decades" and has been endorsed by world leaders in government, education, & business.

52. Let's Talk with Jeff Zwiers: Structured Interaction Activities (ESL)(L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators

Dates: 11/5/2019

Join us as we explore ways for EVERY teacher to support authentic communication in the classroom. Authentic communication facilitates the development of content, thinking, and language that students must use in school and beyond. We will focus on:
a) engaging activities that are structures to help ALL students improve their academic speaking and listening abilities
b) designing and enhancing existing interaction-based activities across disciplines and grade levels
c) observing model interaction activities and formative assessment practices in action.

All participants will receive a copy Jeff's new book The Communication Effect: Enhancing All Learning Activities with Three Features of Authentic Communication.

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

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

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

53. Montgomery County Student Assistance Program (SAP) Conference

Program: Student Assistance Program

Audience: Student Assistance Educators

Dates: 11/5/2019

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The Montgomery County Student Assistance Program Conference has been a project that the student assistance educators have been clamoring for! In collaboration with the Montgomery County Offices of Drug & Alcohol Programs and Mental Health, Montgomery County Intermediate Unit is proud to be a part of his day-long conference event. This event features key-note speaker, Dr.Scott Poland, Bullying and School Safety Keys to Prevention and Intervention. You will also have the opportunity to participate in two mini-skills workshops.

Topics include various topics in the realms of ATOD education (vaping, opioids, addiction, athletes and substance abuse), mental health (suicide prevention, trauma, anxiety) and improving student assistance (engaging parents, starting an elementary SAP team, improving your SAP team).

Meals, conference space, and other support are generously being provided by grants through the PA Department of Drug & Alcohol Services and Office of Mental Health, as well as support from Magellan. Come join us to refresh your knowledge of Student Assistance and update your perspective!

Click here to customize your sessions

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REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 25, 2019

Questions or concerns about the conference or content, please contact Jean Miksch (610-755-9331 or jmiksch@mciu.org).

Questions about registration and payment should be directed to Lois Winton (610-755-9366 or lwinton@mciu.org).

54. Integrating DESMOS for All Students (TAC)(M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Grade 6-12 Math Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Math Specialists/Coaches; Pre-Algbra & up

Dates: 11/5/2019

Join us for a workshop where you will learn how to integrate DESMOS into your math classes using Desmos Calculators and Activities. We will focus on the use of this tool for differentiation and amplifying student voice in discussion in order to meet ALL learner needs.

We'll show you how Desmos technology can be used for both teacher modeling and student problem solving. We will demonstrate the use of the Desmos calculator, show teachers moves for using the calculator in class discussion and using activity builder to excite and energize learning. You will leave with resources including where to find pre-built activities.

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

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

55. Wilson Fundations® Level K (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades PreK - 6th

Dates: 11/6/2019

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

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

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

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

56. Nature Based STEM for All- Elementary (TAC)(STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Elementary Educators

Dates: 11/6/2019

This professional development workshop will examine ways to engage all students in Nature-Based STEM using authentic experiences in nature. This is a 1-day training that will allow participants to experience a hands-on introduction to Inquiry Based learning and the 5E cycle in nature through building science skills like observation, questioning, and collecting evidence.

Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

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

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

57. Creating Change through Climate and Culture with Deb McCoy

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: K-12 Counselors, Educators, and Administrators

Dates: 11/7/2019

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We know from both research and practical experience that a positive, healthy school climate fosters the healthy development, learning and achievement of our youth. The climate of a school reflects the norms, goals, values, interpersonal relationships, teaching, learning, leadership practices and the organizational structure of that school. Students and staff alike need to be safe and supported, valued, appropriately challenged and engaged. A supportive and affirmative school climate is essential for the academic success and emotional health of both students and staff. This workshop will explore what comprises a positive school culture and climate, the impact on the school community, and how to implement sustainable strategies, activities and best practices to create a positive, healthy school climate.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

58. Nature Based STEM for All- Secondary (TAC)(STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Secondary Educators

Dates: 11/7/2019

This professional development workshop will examine ways to engage all students in Nature-Based STEM using authentic experiences in nature. This is a 1-day training that will allow participants to experience a hands-on introduction to Inquiry Based learning and the 5E cycle in nature through building science skills like observation, questioning, and collecting evidence.

Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

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

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

59. Reading with Presence with Marilyn Pryle (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Literacy Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Literacy Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 11/12/2019

Current Pennsylvania State Teacher of the Year, Marilyn Pryle, is coming to MCIU! An ELA Educator, Pryle will show educators how she invites students to write and share short reading responses. Participants will learn ways that all students can find their voices and deepen their understanding of texts. Her suggested categories for reading responses not only allow for student choice, but also provide a manageable entry point into analysis, which may appeal to upper elementary teachers and middle school educators who are tackling text-dependent analysis. Pryle has captured her method in the book Reading with Presence. Whether you are teaching a whole-class novel or implementing independent reading, there will be something in Pryle's message for everyone to take back to their classroom.

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

All participants who register prior to October 21, 2019 will receive a copy of Pryle's book Reading with Presence.

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

60. PVAAS for Every Season

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: District Administrators, School Leaders, Data and Assessment Coordinators. District and/or school leadership teams are highly encouraged.

Dates: 11/13/2019

This registration is for the morning session only. Participants should also register for one of two available afternoon sessions.

Afternoon Option A- Improve Your Year with Projections & Collaborative Conversations
Afternoon Option B- Rethinking Assessment and Equity (CDT Team)

Student data is only helpful if you have a system in place for working with your data. This 3-hour session will allow you the opportunity to map out your system and learn ways that PVAAS growth and student projection data can enhance each season of the school year. Whether you are analyzing trends, planning for current students' needs, monitoring student progress, supporting instructional practices, or preparing for an upcoming year, PVAAS growth and projection data can support your work. During the session you'll be deciding how, when, and why PVAAS and other data will be used by administrators, teachers, parents, and students. By the end of the session, participants will have created a plan for analyzing their data across the year.

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

61. PVAAS Afternoon Session Option A: Improve Your Year with Projections & Collaborative Conversations

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: District Administrators, School Leaders, Data and Assessment Coordinators. District and/or school leadership teams are strongly encouraged.

Dates: 11/13/2019

All participants should be registered for the morning session titled PVASS for Every Season.

This option provides 2 shorter break-out sessions in the afternoon.

Improve Your Year with Projections: You will be amazed at the number of ways in which district and school leaders can incorporate PVAAS student projection data into the decisions they make about professional growth, observations and walk-throughs, and creating master schedules and individual student schedules. There are even ways that PVAAS student projection data can influence your hiring decisions and resource allocations. This session will offer participants a hands-on opportunity to analyze their PVAAS projection data through a variety of lenses, and identify multiple uses within their own district/LEA or school.

Collaborative Conversations: During this session a PVAAS Statewide Team member will facilitate a conversation with school and/or district/LEA leaders from the local IU region. Leaders will share their experiences with using PVAAS and other data points to support their decision-making in a variety of situations. Time will be allotted for questions from participants and collaborative discussions among your peers.

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

62. PVAAS Afternoon Session Option B: Rethinking Assessment and Equity (CDT Team)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: District Administrators, School Leaders, Data and Assessment Coordinators. District and/or school leadership teams are strongly encouraged.

Dates: 11/13/2019

All participants should be registered for the morning session titled PVAAS for Every Season.

This session is one extended break out. Assessment takes a step toward equity by unveiling what students need at that moment in their educational path. Rethinking assessment means finding solutions that assist educators to know the student, promote high expectations for all, help students know their learning story, create flexible routines for personalized learnings, teach failure as a step in the learning process, and build a culturally responsive environment. In speed-geeking style, participants will discuss these topics and seek real solutions to revising the assessment system in their respective settings. Connections to the Classroom Diagnostic Tool, the Danielson Framework, and the Universal Design for Learning will be made.

63. Clarity for Learning: Five Essential Practices that Empower Students and Teachers with John Almarode

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators, Coaches, Administrators

Dates: 11/15/2019

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Teacher clarity ranks among the top interventions that can best enhance student learning. Are both teachers and students clear about what must be learned, why students are learning it, and how they can be successful? Are students able to determine their next steps in learning through quality feedback and assessment? Join us for a day of learning with John Almarode focused on the five powerful practices of teacher clarity; gaining clarity, sharing clarity, feedback with clarity, assessing with clarity and collaborating with clarity.

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.

All subscribers who register prior to October 30th will have a cost of $200. All non-subscribers and any registrations after October 30th will be charged $275.

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

64. Empowering All Students with Voice and Choice

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Classroom Teachers and Coaches

Dates: 11/19/2019

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Student choice is about more than just a menu option. It's about student ownership. This includes ownership of the processes, the assessment, and the strategies. But how do we make this happen? How do we fit this into our standards and our curriculum map? Come to this session to explore practical ways to empower students with voice and choice!

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.

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

65. LETRS: Module 3: Spellography for Teachers - How the English Spelling Works (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

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

Dates: 11/19/2019

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.

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

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

Building Foundational Literacy Skills

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: School Administrators

Dates: 11/20/2019 to 1/23/2020

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School leaders face a unique challenge in their schools as they strive to build a culture for STEAM education, build equitable access to STEAM opportunities for their students, and connect STEAM stakeholders in their communities. This course is designed to help school leaders meet these challenges. In the course, the following key topics will be addressed:
STEAM as an essential literacy for all students
Best practices in STEAM education
The Engineering Design Process
The Design Thinking Process

Participants will attend two full days (12 hours) of professional learning. They will also be expected to complete two (2) hours of online learning and sixteen (16) hours of job-embedded assignments. All assignments, including the culminating project, must be submitted through Schoology in order to receive course credit. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive thirty (30) Act 45 hours of credit.

Cost of the session includes a copy of Design Thinking for School Leaders.

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

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

67. Meaningful Making: A Spotlight on Teaching Writing (L) (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators

Dates: 11/21/2019

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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.

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

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

68. The Use of ABA Programming in Your Classroom (TAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Special Education Teachers

Dates: 11/21/2019

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

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

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

69. Leveraging Student Centered Design Frameworks to Support OER Adoption for Personalized Learning

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators

Dates: 12/3/2019 to 12/4/2019

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What does it mean to build systems for our #FutureReady Students? How can we leverage time, path, place, pace and resources to build a program that is relevant, current, and student centered? As part of the work in becoming a #FutureReady School District, focusing on personalized student learning through authentic and purposeful innovation is a must. In order to differentiate our curriculum, instruction, assessment and systems to help our students choose their path towards becoming college and career ready, we must look to go beyond the traditional means of textbooks and programs. A few years ago, the U.S. Department of Education launched the #GoOpen Initiative. The goal was to support schools in building systems to support the adoption of Open Education Resources (OER). To get to student centered resource design, we must first start with a strong base in student centered curriculum design using the Understanding by Design 2.0 framework. These two workshops will cover the WHY, HOW and WHAT around shifting the focus and resources away from traditional means of gathering content 'outside' the district, to investing in your most valuable, 'in district' resources- your teachers. A strong focus will be put on ROI (both Return on Investment and Return on Instruction), an overview of and systems for adopting Open Education Resources, and the context of all this work within the Future Ready Framework gear focused on Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. Participants will engage in hands on activities and leave with practical, replicable systems, templates and frameworks to use in their districts. Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

70. Scaffolds to Support Writing Instruction: The Relationship Between the Writing Process & Executive Functioning Skills (TAC)(L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Grade 3-8 General and Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Special Education Leaders

Dates: 12/4/2019

This workshop will uncover the role executive functioning skills play in the writing process. Participants will dive into the steps of the writing process and discover ways to support the development of executive functioning through writing instruction. Scaffolds and strategies to support executive functioning skills will be highlighted through the day.

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

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, Norristown, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon. Choose "voucher" for payment option.
Information and registration for this course can be found in our new online registration system using the following link:

Digital Native to Responsible Digital Citizens: Cultivating Digital Citizenship Among Youth with Deb McCoy

If you have not registered for a course on our new system, you will be prompted to create a new account during the check out process. Please email courses@mciu.org if you require any assistance.

72. Using GeoGebra to Discover, Remediate, Differentiate, and Assess Student Learning with Tim Brzezinski

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 12/11/2019 to 12/12/2019

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Using GeoGebra to Discover, Remediate, Differentiate, and Assess Student Learning with Tim Brzezinski

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73. Train the Brain! Motor Learning Principles to Promote Neuroplasticity in Children and Youth with Disabilities (OSS)

Program: Special Education OSS

Audience: PTs, PTAs, OTs and COTAs

Dates: 12/11/2019

This workshop will provide the latest evidence in motor learning principles (MLPs) for children with and without disabilities. The presenter will discuss the research findings and rationale behind such principles as the provision of verbal instruction, demonstration, feedback, variability, errorless training, frequency, specificity and salience. Participants will learn how to incorporate these principles in the child's therapeutic intervention and daily routine to help with generalization of skills and improve participation at home, school and in the community. The speaker will describe the application of MLPs in children with the most common childhood diagnoses so participants can translate what they learned from the session into real-life practice. To further promote generalization of skills, the speaker will discuss how to use a motor learning framework during collaborative consultations with educators to design an MLP-rich environment in school.

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

74. LETRS Module 7: Teaching Phonics, Word Study and the Alphabetic Principle (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

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

Dates: 12/12/2019

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.

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

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

75. SEPaST Speaker Series: State of the Healthcare Market

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 12/12/2019

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

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

76. Instructional Strategies to Support ELs (ESL)

Program: ESL Workshop

Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators

Dates: 12/17/2019

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Instructional Strategies to Support Els

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77. College and Career Leadership Council 12/17/19 (CCLC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Key CCR leaders designated by their school districts.

Dates: 12/17/2019

Location: 2 West Lafayette Street, Norristown, PA

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The College and Career Leadership Council (CCLC) will provide a format for an exchange of best practices and lessons learned as college and career readiness efforts are expanded throughout the county.

This council is limited to Montgomery County school districts and CTEs. Participants will include key CCR leaders designated by their school districts as well as career and technical education leaders and local workforce advocates.

78. Universal Design for Learning: Professional Learning Community Cycle 2

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 1/8/2020

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Universal Design for Learning: A Professional Learning Community Cycle 2

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79. Cohort 4: Power AAC: Supporting Your Students With Core Vocabulary: Modules 7-12, Invitation Only

Program: Special Education OSS

Audience: By Invitation Only

Dates: 1/8/2020 to 5/27/2020

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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 students.

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.

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80. Student Assistance (SAP) K-12, 3-Day Certification Training (01/15/20, 01/23/20, 01/28/20)

Program: Student Assistance Program

Audience: All Public and Nonpublic School Staff

Dates: 1/15/2020 to 1/28/2020

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 in their entirety. Twenty-one Act 48 hours will be reported by PDE after successful completion of this training and Student Assistance certificates will be issued to each participant.

If you have any questions or concerns about the training, please contact Jean Miksch (610-755-9331 or jmiksch@mciu.org). Questions about registration and payment should be directed to Lois Winton (610-755-9366 or lwinton@mciu.org).

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM.
Lunch: There will be a forty-five minute lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

81. Meaningful Making: A Spotlight on Reading Instruction Through Books and Bots

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 1/15/2020

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Meaningful Making: A Spotlight on Reading Instruction Through Books and Bots

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Information and registration for this course can be found in our new online registration system using the following link:

Having the Talk: Helping to Promote Healthy Relationships and Prevent Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault in School with Deb McCoy

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83. Using Brain Research to Support Your ELs

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 1/22/2020

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Using Brain Research to Support Your Els

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84. Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 1/30/2020

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Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators

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85. Learning Disabilities - St. Margaret School ONLY (OSS)

Program: Special Education OSS

Audience: St. Margaret School only

Dates: 2/14/2020

Professional development - Learning Disabilities

St. Margaret School ONLY

86. The Why, When, and How of Phonological Awareness

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 2/19/2020

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The Why, When, and How of Phonological Awareness

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87. A Blue Zones School: Empowering Students to Explore, Question, and Act with Deb McCoy

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 2/27/2020

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A Blue Zones School: Empowering Students to Explore, Question, and Act

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88. College and Career Leadership Council 03/03/20 (CCLC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Key CCR leaders designated by their school districts.

Dates: 3/3/2020

Location: 2 West Lafayette Street, Norristown, PA

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The College and Career Leadership Council (CCLC) will provide a format for an exchange of best practices and lessons learned as college and career readiness efforts are expanded throughout the county.

This council is limited to Montgomery County school districts and CTEs. Participants will include key CCR leaders designated by their school districts as well as career and technical education leaders and local workforce advocates.

89. Let's Talk with Jeff Zwiers: Academic Conversations (ESL) (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators

Dates: 3/4/2020

How do we support ALL students in developing productive academic conversational skills? Often students, especially English Learners and other at-risk students, have not had enough practice using vital skills in real-time conversations with others. Throughout the day we will focus on fostering students' conversation skills through the building up of ideas, posing ideas, clarifying, supporting, and evaluating/comparing evidence for arguments.

Attendees will receive Jeff's new book Next Steps with Academic Conversations: Practical Strategies for Improving the Quality of Student Talk Across Disciplines.

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

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

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

90. EL Reclassification Procedures

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 3/19/2020

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EL Reclassification Procedures

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Information and registration for this course can be found in our new online registration system using the following link:

Different is Not a Dirty Word: Encouraging Youth to Develop Empathy and Create Connections to Those Who are Different From Them

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92. Breaking Down Barriers in Education for Students with Disabilities

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 5/4/2020

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Breaking Down Barriers in Education for Students with Disabilities

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93. Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 5/7/2020

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Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators

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