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1. PARAPROFESSIONAL TRAINING SERIES: Principles of Behavior - Developing Strategies and Tools for your Behavior Tool Kit

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education Paraprofessionals

Dates: 11/20/2018

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

In the Principles of Behavior - Developing Strategies and Tools for your Behavior Tool Kit special education paraprofessionals will be able to:
* Understand concepts for why behaviors occur and what maintains them. * Identify the ABCs of Behavior.
* Understand and explain behavior principles and strategies that teachers might employ in the classroom.
* Identify resources, strategies, and tools for paraprofessionals to utilize in the classroom in supporting and enhancing positive behavior.

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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.

2. Data Quality Network Meeting: November 2018

Program: Data Governance

Audience: Child Accounting, PIMS Administrators, Data Teams, LEA Administrators, Principals.

Dates: 11/21/2018

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Activities and topics include:

Child Accounting
Lori Seiber, PDE

Interactive Child Accounting Case Study - Common Errors, Funding, Residency
Barry Frank, Bucks County IU

Survey for Data Summit Sessions
Data Summit Registration Giveaway


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

3. Local Data Networking Meeting: November 2018

Program: Data Governance

Dates: 11/21/2018

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This month's local data networking meeting focuses on special education data-related issues that are pertinent to Montgomery County LEAs.

Topics for discussion include:
*July Special Education Collection Update
*Act 16 Collection Update
*Common 12/1 Errors

4. Enhancing Instructional Design with Technology - HOLY ROSARY STAFF ONLY

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Holy Rosary Staff and Administration

Dates: 11/26/2018

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

5. Montgomery County School District Special Education Meeting for Directors and Supervisors (OSS)

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Montgomery County Public School Directors and Supervisors

Dates: 11/26/2018

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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Montgomery County School District Special Education Meeting for Directors and Supervisors.

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Presentation: Legal Updates with Andy Faust

6. Growing the Depth of Understanding of Craft and Elements (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

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

Dates: 11/28/2018 to 11/29/2018

Reading like a writer is a needed skill for both teachers and students to tackle evidence-based writing. To assist with this, the two-day workshop will grow participants’ understanding of both author’s craft techniques and reading elements. Specifically, participants will:
* define text-dependent analysis
* deconstruct a TDA command
* assist in the creation of a scope and sequence of craft techniques and reading elements
* recognize the craft techniques and reading elements that are applicable for their grade level
* investigate the relationships that exist amongst reading elements and craft techniques that are more commonly seen within TDA commands
* participate as “students” in an analysis demonstration lesson
* explore short, complex texts while “reading like a writer”
* write a TDA command applicable for their grade level

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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.

7. Technology Council (11/29/2018)

Program: Technology

Audience: This council is for Technology Directors and other district level technology staff members with similar roles in Montgomery County.

Dates: 11/29/2018

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This council is for Technology Directors and other district level technology staff members with similar roles in Montgomery County.

8. Elementary Principals Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Elementary Principals in Montgomery County Public Schools

Dates: 11/29/2018

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

9. Montgomery County Language Arts Council (MCLAC) 11/30/18

Program: Council Programs

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

Dates: 11/30/2018

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

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

10. CLM Coaches Meeting

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: CLM Coaches

Dates: 11/30/2018

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

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

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

11. Montgomery County ESL Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

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

Dates: 11/30/2018

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

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 12/1/2018 to 12/31/2018

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

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

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

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

Credit Options
3 ACT 48 Hours
3 Non-Credit Hours

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

13. Montgomery County SWPBIS Administrator Networking Day (TaC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

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

Dates: 12/3/2018

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



Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.

14. Neuropsychology of Mathematics: An Introduction to the Feifer Assessment of Math (FAM)

Program: Special Education - Psychological Services

Audience: Psychologists, Math Specialists & Teachers

Dates: 12/3/2018

Explore how young children learn and acquire basic mathematical skills from a brain-based educational perspective. The role of language, working memory, visual-spatial reasoning, and executive functioning will be featured as primary cognitive constructs involved in the acquisition of basic number skills. There will be a discussion on three primary ways in which numbers are formatted in the brain, as well as critical neurodevelopmental pathways that contribute to skills such as automatic fact retrieval, quantitative reasoning, and the development of number sense. Specific case studies featuring the Feifer Assessment of Mathematics (FAM) will be featured, along with scores of interventions.

Expected learner outcomes will be to:
* Better understand three prominent subtypes of math disabilities in children
* Learn critical assessment techniques to tease out each subtype
* Explore the role of anxiety and math, and to introduce more efficient ways to diagnose and remediate math disorders in children.

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Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Lunch will be provided.

15. Act 339 Plan Development Training Series for Cohort #2 DAY 2 (College and Career Readiness)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Participants for these trainings should include: Elementary, middle, and high school counselors, central office, and/or building level administrators. Superintendent participation is encouraged but not required.

Dates: 12/3/2018

This year MCIU will be offering the second Act 339 Plan Development Training Series for districts looking to write or update their Act 339 Career Readiness Plans. The training will mirror content provided to the first cohort of districts last year during the five-day series, but is condensed into three days with a “showcase event” to be scheduled in 2019-2020.

As required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, districts partnered with regional Career and Technical Centers, need to develop and update Act 339 plans that include career awareness exploration and planning in alignment with the Career, Education, and Work Standards. In addition, with the release of the Future Readiness PA Index, the public facing report card for schools, will include a Career Readiness Indicator and an Industry Based Credential component.

These trainings will provide guidance and technical assistance to participants in writing the ACT 339 plans to include current workforce trends, career and technical education opportunities, and aligned post-secondary training options.

Participants for these training sessions are limited to Montgomery County public schools and should include: Elementary, middle, and high school counselors, central office, and/or building level administrators. Superintendent participation is encouraged but not required.

The training will be offered in three sessions:

1. Friday, September 28, 2018 from 8:30-3:30
2. Monday, December 3, 2018 from 8:30 to 3:30
3. Monday, March 4, 2019 from 8:30 to 3:30

The cost per team for the three-day series is $350. We will accommodate as many team members as possible. If we reach maximum room capacity we may need to revisit team sizes and will be in contact.

Registration for each participant is required separately for each day of the series.

***LUNCH IS ON YOUR OWN***

16. Montgomery County Middle School Principals' Council

Program: Council Programs

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

Dates: 12/4/2018

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

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

17. Bridging The Reading Strategies Book and The Writing Strategies Book with Jen Serravallo's newest text: Understanding Texts & Readers with Barb Golub (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-6 Classroom and Special Ed Teachers, Reading Specialist, Interventions, Literacy Leaders and Principals

Dates: 12/4/2018

There is no doubt that reading affects writing and writing affects reading. Yet, when it comes to teaching this interconnection to our students, we can find ourselves at a loss. Where do we begin? In this workshop, participants will learn how to relate the two domains, so that students have more opportunities to practice integrated work across their day.

Participants will explore reading and writing goals that relate to one another, and gain instructional strategies to use in the classroom connecting comprehension, text level and readers’ response. Understanding Texts & Readers helps you take the next steps from Serravallo's Reading Strategies Book and Writing Strategies Book that we explored last year. This session is designed to highlight the correlations between the work that students do as readers, with the work they do as writers; moving from assessment, to goal-setting, to implementation.

Workshop goals:
* To understand a hierarchy of reading goals and writing goals.
* To understand text level structures and how they correlate to writing expectations.
* To understand how to assess students’ strengths and next steps, in order to determine instructional targets.

DISCOUNT - All subscriber participants who register by 11/30/18 will receive a 25% discount.
BOOK - The first 30 participants to register will receive a free copy of the book Understanding Texts and Readers.

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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.

18. Discovery Education DEN Ambassador Program (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 12/4/2018

DEN Ambassador Program supports your investment in Discovery Education. Research has shown that participation in the DEN Ambassador program leads to increased usage of Discovery Education Streaming for participants and their peers at the school level.

Participants will:
* Learn new strategies and skills to use in instruction.
* Share best practices with other educators.
* Grow capacity by committing to lead a cohort through the DEN Ambassador Program.

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

19. College and Career Leadership Council (CCLC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Key CCR leaders designated by their school districts.

Dates: 12/4/2018

Location: 2 West Lafayette Street, Norristown, PA

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.

20. Montgomery County High School Principals' Council

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Public High School Principals or his/her designee.

Dates: 12/4/2018

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

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

21. Dive into STEM (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 12/4/2018

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

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

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

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This offering is part of PA SEED Days.

Review for requirements of flying: iFLY FAQs

Complete the iFLY waiver online: iFLY WAIVER

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

22. Meaningful Making: A Spotlight on Teaching Writing - K-12 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-12, Coaches, Administrators

Dates: 12/5/2018

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.

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: By Invitation Only

Dates: 12/5/2018

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

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

24. Federal Programs Council

Program: Council Programs

Audience: School District Federal Programs Coordinators

Dates: 12/5/2018

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: By Invitation Only

Dates: 12/5/2018

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

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades K-12, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 12/6/2018

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

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

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

27. GSuite for Education: Learn the Core Google Tools (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators looking to enhance and learn new ideas and concepts

Dates: 12/12/2018

Has your school adopted G Suite for Education? Do you want to learn more about using Google tools for productivity as well as a teaching resource? Built for the novice, this workshop will allow you to experience the following core Google tools: Drive, Docs, Forms, Sheets, Slides and Classroom. Expect to be an active participant in this session as we collaborate on Google tools while learning how to use them.

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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.

28. ESL Teacher Networking Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County ESL Teachers

Dates: 12/12/2018

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

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

29. LETRS Module 3: Spellography for Teachers - How the English Spelling Works (L) 12/13/18

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

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

Dates: 12/13/2018

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.

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

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

30. Minecraft: Education Edition (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 12/13/2018

Minecraft: Education Edition is an open world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination.

During this workshop participants will:
* Learn about Minecraft: Education Edition, its place in learning, and unique features suited for teaching and learning with immersive games.
* Become a Minecraft player. Learn controls, crafting, and game features necessary to gain confidence about game-based learning.
* Learn strategies, tips, and tricks to integrate Mindcraft into your classroom. Learn what's worked for educators successfully teaching with Minecraft, along with resources you can bring back to your own classroom.
* Take a learner's role, and walk through a learning experience featuring Minecraft. Then, move through examples traversing grade span and subject ares, demonstrating the global applicability of Minecraft in schools.

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

31. Digital Health for Youth: Addressing Mental Health and Physical Well-Being in the Digital World

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Educators, Counselors and Administrators

Dates: 12/13/2018

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Youth spend a significant amount of time in the digital world, and at increasingly younger ages. The digital world has opened doors to everything from educational opportunities, to meeting and getting to know others, to creating vlogs, blogs and other creative outlets. There has also been a decline in in-person interactions with peers, alongside a sharp rise in mental health issues. How to effectively manage this digital world is key to the mental health and physical well-being of our youth. In additional exploring the current research, this workshop will: Look at the mental health aspects of digital speech, including cyberbullying, self-harm and addiction to media; Examine the physical health aspects of digital speech, including brain development, attention and distraction, and healthy growth; Review the issues of tolerance, decency and understanding; Discuss resources that can help develop the mental and physical well-being of youth in the digital world.

32. Montgomery County Instructional Council Meeting (MCIC)

Program: Council Programs

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

Dates: 12/14/2018

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

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

33. MCIU STEM Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

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

Dates: 12/17/2018

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

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

34. CS for Administrators and Counselors (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Mathematics Administrators, Coaches and Counselors

Dates: 12/17/2018

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This free, half-day professional development workshop provides participants with an understanding of the importance of computer science education and strategies for increasing computer science access for all students. Participants engage with CSTA standards and CS lessons, discuss barriers for implementation and recruitment, and set goals for expanding CS within their schools and districts.

Registration: Begins at 1:00 PM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.

35. MCIU PIIC REGIONAL Networking Meeting 12/19/18

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County PIIC Coaches

Dates: 12/19/2018

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

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

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

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

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

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

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

Credit Options
3 ACT 48 Hours
3 Non-Credit Hours

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

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

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: By Invitation Only

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

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

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

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38. Embedding Multisensory Teaching Techniques into the Balanced Literacy Classroom (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

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

Dates: 1/8/2019 to 1/9/2019

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“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 lessons plans within a balanced literacy framework. We will discuss how these techniques can be used to supplement the core reading programs while not disrupting the existing scope and sequence.

BRING: Please bring what you use to plan your literacy block (e.g. teacher’s manual)

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.

39. Introduction to Google Classroom (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 1/8/2019

Google Classroom is a free web service designed to make it easy for learners and instructors to connect—inside and outside of schools. While it has similar components to traditional Learning Management Systems (e.g. Blackboard, Schoology, Canvas), it has different functionalities that put it in its own unique category. If you are new to Classroom, or just want to learn more, this is the session for you. We will start with the basics (creating a class, naming it, adding content, etc.) and eventually end up with ways to use it to enhance and complement your existing practices.

The following are required to attend this workshop:
* Your school must have G Suite for Education.
* All teachers and students must have individual accounts within your Google for Education domain.
* Please check with your technology director if you are unsure about either of these.

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.

40. The Mindful Classroom Series I - Spring 2019

Program: Professional Development Workshops

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

Dates: 1/8/2019 to 3/19/2019

Participants must attend all sessions.

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

Session Titles:
01/08/19 - Mindfulness, What's the big deal?
01/22/19 - Mindfulness to Improve Attention and Concentration in the Classroom
02/05/19 - Cultivating Emotional Awareness in the Classroom
02/26/19 - Mindfulness to Reduce Anxiety in the Classroom
03/19/19 - Mindfully Moving Forward



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

41. CS in Algebra (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 6-12 Mathematics Teachers, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 1/9/2019

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

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

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.

42. Analysis is Oh-So-Many Things (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Classroom and Special Education Teachers Grades 4-12, Literacy Leaders and Principals

Dates: 1/10/2019

Analysis is often associated with text-dependent analysis as seen on the state assessment. In reality, there are so many classroom activities that can engage students in analysis. This workshop will explore how teachers can create opportunities for students to analyze through music, art, drama, and more. Workshop participants will leave with a strong understanding of what analysis is and walk away with many practical strategies and creative ideas for analysis that they can embed into daily instruction.

FLYER

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

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

43. Everyday Math Users Group Meeting (M)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County District Leaders

Dates: 1/11/2019

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

44. Threat Assessment Team Training - ONLY Confirmed Teams (OSS)

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Montgomery County Public School - pre-approved teams ONLY

Dates: 1/14/2019

New
NEED FOR THREAT ASSESSMENT TRAINING

Although schools have a relatively low rate of violent crime in comparison to other settings, concerns about school shootings have stimulated increased school security and use of zero tolerance discipline. School threat assessment is a more proactive and flexible violence prevention practice that is used when an individual threatens to commit a violent act or engages in threatening behavior.

Sessions will be conducted by MCIU staff who have been trained in V-STAG. The Virginia Student Threat Assessment Guidelines (V-STAG) is an evidence-based model for schools to use in conducting threat assessments in K-12 schools.

TEAMS
Teams should be comprised of a minimum of 5 individuals from each school district including administrators, school safety/security personnel and counselors.

DATES - Choose one date to attend.
* January 14, 2019
* January 18, 2019
* January 25, 2019

REGISTER YOUR TEAM:
Contact Lois Winton at lwinton@mciu.org with the list of your district team. Include date, name, title, email, school.

45. Montgomery County SWPBIS Administrator Networking Day (TaC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

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

Dates: 1/14/2019

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



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

46. REEL Series: Flexible Resources (T) to be rescheudled

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 1/15/2019

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

The REEL topic for this workshop is Flexible Resources. When looking at how to implement curriculum, there are numerous resources to choose from to support instruction. While textbooks are a predominant resource, there are a lot of other avenues to explore, including Open Educational Resources (OER). Come to this workshop to explore a process for identifying quality resources, where to locate them, and how to best implement them to support instruction.

FLYER

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Teachers, Administators and Coaches

Dates: 1/15/2019 to 2/6/2019

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

FLYER

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

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

48. Introduction to Raspberry Pi and Electronic Circuits (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators 6-12 and Secondary Administrators

Dates: 1/16/2019 to 3/21/2019

This two-day workshop is designed to show teachers how they can introduce electronics and coding to their students. Teachers will learn how to use the Raspberry Pi to develop STEM activities and how the Pi can be integrated into the classroom. As part of registration, all participants will receive and get to keep a Raspberry Pi 3 STEM Tinker Kit.

In this workshop, we will cover:

* Getting started with paper circuits
* Getting started with circuits (breadboarding)
* Understanding the basics of how microcontrollers work
* Getting started with the Raspberry Pi
* Understanding coding thru CS Unplugged
* Connecting the Pi to the breadboard (controlling LEDs and adding components)
* Starting to code with Scratch and EduBlocks
* Overview of the Internet of Things

FLYER

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

49. It's about More than the Grade! The Critical Features of Assessment, Feedback, and Conferring (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 3-12 Classroom and Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, and Principals

Dates: 1/16/2019

Grades do not teach—teachers do! Because of this, participants will focus on the importance of conferring with students in this session. Participants will learn and practice clear, actionable steps that make it more possible to effectively manage conferring during the writing process. Participants will also walk away with a clear understanding of the differences between assessment and feedback and the need for a balance to exist in every classroom.

FLYER

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

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

50. Co-Teachng Webinar Series: Autism and Co-Teaching (TaC)

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: General and Special Education Teachers K-12

Dates: 1/16/2019

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

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

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

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

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

FLYER

51. Growing Understanding Through Language Grades 6-12 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 6-12 Educators, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 1/17/2019

"Reading and writing float on a sea of talk." ~James Britton.

Students are required to understand complex concepts and texts across the school setting. Without the oral language skills to comprehend the structures of academic language, students are at a loss for how to dissect these complex messages into comprehensible pieces. In each of these sessions, we will explore the layers of language that need to be addressed within every classroom, we will discuss how to create a culture for conversations, and provide practical strategies that you can embed into your daily instruction.

FLYER

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

52. Threat Assessment Team Training - ONLY Confirmed Teams (OSS)

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Montgomery County Public School - pre-approved teams ONLY

Dates: 1/18/2019

New
NEED FOR THREAT ASSESSMENT TRAINING

Although schools have a relatively low rate of violent crime in comparison to other settings, concerns about school shootings have stimulated increased school security and use of zero tolerance discipline. School threat assessment is a more proactive and flexible violence prevention practice that is used when an individual threatens to commit a violent act or engages in threatening behavior.

Sessions will be conducted by MCIU staff who have been trained in V-STAG. The Virginia Student Threat Assessment Guidelines (V-STAG) is an evidence-based model for schools to use in conducting threat assessments in K-12 schools.

TEAMS
Teams should be comprised of a minimum of 5 individuals from each school district including administrators, school safety/security personnel and counselors.

DATES - Choose one date to attend.
* January 14, 2019
* January 18, 2019
* January 25, 2019

REGISTER YOUR TEAM:
Contact Lois Winton at lwinton@mciu.org with the list of your district team. Include date, name, title, email, school.

53. LETRS Module 7: Teaching Phonics, Word Study and the Alphabetic Principle (L) 01/22/19

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

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

Dates: 1/22/2019

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, Module 2 and Module 3 are a prerequisite for LETRS Module 7.

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

FLYER

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

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

54. MCIU PIIC Networking Meeting 01/22/19

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County PIIC Coaches

Dates: 1/22/2019

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

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

Program: Student Assistance Program

Audience: All Public and Nonpublic School Staff

Dates: 1/23/2019 to 2/7/2019

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 and should be aware that state requirements for this training include a take-home, competency task to be completed after the training before Act 48 credits and a certificate of completion are issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Thirty Act 48 hours will be reported by PDE. The take-home competency for this training is due May 7, 2019.

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

56. Growing Understanding Through Language Grades K-5 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-5 Educators, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 1/24/2019

"Reading and writing float on a sea of talk." ~James Britton.

Students are required to understand complex concepts and texts across the school setting. Without the oral language skills to comprehend the structures of academic language, students are at a loss for how to dissect these complex messages into comprehensible pieces. In each of these sessions, we will explore the layers of language that need to be addressed within every classroom, we will discuss how to create a culture for conversations, and provide practical strategies that you can embed into your daily instruction.

FLYER

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

57. Threat Assessment Team Training - ONLY Confirmed Teams (OSS)

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Montgomery County Public School - pre-approved teams ONLY

Dates: 1/25/2019

New
NEED FOR THREAT ASSESSMENT TRAINING

Although schools have a relatively low rate of violent crime in comparison to other settings, concerns about school shootings have stimulated increased school security and use of zero tolerance discipline. School threat assessment is a more proactive and flexible violence prevention practice that is used when an individual threatens to commit a violent act or engages in threatening behavior.

Sessions will be conducted by MCIU staff who have been trained in V-STAG. The Virginia Student Threat Assessment Guidelines (V-STAG) is an evidence-based model for schools to use in conducting threat assessments in K-12 schools.

TEAMS
Teams should be comprised of a minimum of 5 individuals from each school district including administrators, school safety/security personnel and counselors.

DATES - Choose one date to attend.
* January 14, 2019
* January 18, 2019
* January 25, 2019

REGISTER YOUR TEAM:
Contact Lois Winton at lwinton@mciu.org with the list of your district team. Include date, name, title, email, school.

58. LETRS Module 10: Reading Big Words: Syllabification and Advanced Decoding (L) 01/29/19

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

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

Dates: 1/29/2019

This module addresses the instructional needs of students in grades 3-12 who must consolidate their skill in reading and spelling in multisyllabic words. The module addresses five major topics including the reading brain, word origin, and why it matters, instruction, and implementation of classroom instruction in advanced decoding skills. Participants learn to identify words from Anglo-Saxon, Latin, and Greek origins: six regular syllable types in English; routines for teaching syllabication; word building and word analysis with prefixes, roots and suffixes; and models for effective instructional routines. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 10 book.

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

FLYER

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

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

59. Meaningful Making: A Spotlight on Reading Instruction through Books and Bots (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-6 and Librarians

Dates: 1/29/2019

How can reading instruction be enhanced through the maker movement? Join us and discover how to “read like a maker!” Participants will leave this interactive workshop with ways in which they can amp up their teaching of reading by including not only mentor texts, but also more purposeful “making” with low tech and high tech tools, such as robots. Each participant will leave with an Ozobot, which will be used during the course of this workshop, and many ideas about how to engage their students in the act of reading through making.

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.

60. Depth and Complexity: The Beginner's Course with Lisa Van Gemert

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 1/30/2019 to 1/31/2019

This two-day event is the thorough training to onboard educators to the Depth & Complexity framework that allows for immediate implementation. In addition to an in-depth understanding of Depth & Complexity, the session shares literally dozens of content-specific examples, as well as ideas for activities and how to introduce the framework to students. After the session, participants will be able to apply the framework in their classrooms to raise thinking level and differentiate instruction.

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

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

61. LETRS Module 1: The Challenge of Learning to Read (L) 01/31/19

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

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

Dates: 1/31/2019

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.

FLYER

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

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

62. What Mathematics is Important for Algebra II and Precalculus? Gail Burrill (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Mathematics Teachers Gr. 6-12, Coaches and Administrators

Dates: 1/31/2019

Have you ever wondered, "What should students know so they are prepared for career and collegiate level mathematics? Why are concepts such a functions, logarithms and trigonometry important and how can we make sure students really understand them? What is the role of dynamic interactive technology in making this happen?" Join us for a professional learning opportunity with Gail Burrill, Mathematics Specialist from Michigan State University, to gain answers to these questions.

FLYER

Snow date: February 21, 2019
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.

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 2/1/2019 to 2/28/2019

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

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

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

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

Credit Options
3 ACT 48 Hours
3 Non-Credit Hours

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

64. Montgomery County Instructional Council Meeting (MCIC)

Program: Council Programs

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

Dates: 2/1/2019

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

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

65. LETRS Module 3: Spellography for Teachers - How the English Spelling Works (L) 02/04/19

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

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

Dates: 2/4/2019

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.

FLYER

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

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-12, Librarians and Coaches

Dates: 2/6/2019

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

The REEL topic for this workshop is Augmented and Virtual Reality. Participants will leave with a variety of strategies and resources to use when implementing mixed reality in their environments. The cost of a VR headset is included in the workshop price.

FLYER

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

67. Engaging Students and Meeting Standards with Document Based Questions (DBQ) in History Class (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Social Studies Teachers Grades 6-12

Dates: 2/6/2019

Document-Based Questions (DBQ) are an excellent way to incorporate historical thinking with literacy at all levels. Through the usage of well-designed DBQs, educators are empowered to teach students to read, write, and think critically about historical questions. DBQs provide teachers with a wealth of primary and secondary sources, which is what PA CORE Literacy Standards require teachers to use. DBQs also tap into the analytical skills being asked of our students as they tackle evidence-based writing like the TDA. Join us for this relevant workshop led by The DBQ Project experts themselves!

Each district may register only two participants up until November 30th. After November 30th, a district may register additional participants.

FLYER

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

68. Federal Programs Council

Program: Council Programs

Audience: School District Federal Programs Coordinators

Dates: 2/6/2019

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 3-6 Educators

Dates: 2/6/2019

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

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.

70. K-5 Fundamentals Code.org (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-5 Teachers, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 2/7/2019

New
This free, one-day professional development workshop provides participants with knowledge and confidence in teaching computer science basics and experience using online and "unplugged" computer science activities. No previous experience is necessary and participants leave with a bound paper copy of the CS Fundamentals curriculum guide as well as a link to order free teaching materials. The CS Fundamentals curriculum consists of CSTA standards-aligned courses for K-5 students that build upon each other to ensure continuing students stay interested and learn new things. This allows you to use the same course at any grade level for all students, regardless of their experience. There is also a CS Fundamentals Express that combines the best of the elementary courses and is appropriate for middle and high school students.

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

71. CS First with Google (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 4-8 Teachers and Coaches

Dates: 2/14/2019

New
CS First provides free, easy-to-use computer science curriculum materials that engage a diverse student population in grades 4-8. Facilitators use the video content to teach kids coding basics with Scratch, a block-based coding tool. Anyone can teach CS First - no computer science experience needed! The CS First kit includes lesson plans and solution sheets for the teacher, as well as fun passports and stickers for the students. Join over 1,000,000 students in over 30,000 classrooms in 75 countries using the CS First curriculum.

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.

72. PARAPROFESSIONAL TRAINING SERIES: Using Errorless Teaching in Intensive ABA Programs

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education Paraprofessionals

Dates: 2/14/2019

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

In the Using Errorless Teaching in Intensive ABA Programs workshop special education paraprofessionals will be able to:
* Identify concepts of the VB-MAPP as well as Skinner's verbal operants.
* Understand basic principles on how to implement the verbal operants using errorless teaching and error correction procedures.
* Use modeling and practice to support skill development.

FLYER

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

73. Montgomery County Language Arts Council (MCLAC) 02/14/19

Program: Council Programs

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

Dates: 2/14/2019

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

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

74. PARAPROFESSIONAL TRAINING SERIES: Achieving Greatness - Practical Strategies for Working with Students with Executive Functioning Weakness

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education Paraprofessionals

Dates: 2/15/2019

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

In the Achieving Greatness - Practical Strategies for Working with Students with Executive Functioning Weakness workshop, special education paraprofessional will be able to:
* Gain a working knowledge of the concepts and principles of executive functioning so that the can assist teachers when working with students with executive functioning needs.
* Identify interventions and strategies aimed at promoting the development of executive functioning skills.

FLYER

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

75. PARAPROFESSIONAL TRAINING SERIES: Introduction to Text Dependent Analysis (TDA)

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education Paraprofessionals

Dates: 2/15/2019

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

In the Introduction to Text Dependent Analysis (TDA) workshop, special education paraprofessionals will be able to:
* Define text-dependent analysis.
* Identify components of a text-dependent analysis task command.
* Utilize strategies to support students in annotating a text and identifying evidence in a text.
* Use of questioning to support students to make meaning of a text and develop their own inferences and analysis.

FLYER

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

76. Trauma Training 101 for Educators

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Emotional Support Staff

Dates: 2/15/2019

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

Registration will begin at 8:00 AM

77. Trauma Training 101 for Clinical Staff

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: MCIU Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers

Dates: 2/15/2019

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

Registration will begin at 12:00 PM

78. AP Computer Science Principles Code.org (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 9-12 Teachers

Dates: 2/20/2019

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This free, one-day professional development workshop introduces participants to the Code.org CS Principles curriculum and materials for students in grades 9-12. The Code.org CS Principles curriculum is aligned to the CSTA standards and the AP CS Principles curriculum and exam. The course structure and optional professional learning program allow any teacher, regardless of their experience with computer science, to be successful. Computer Science Principles introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can change the world. More than a traditional introduction to programming, it is a rigorous, engaging, and approachable course that explores many of the foundational ideas of computing so all students understand how these concepts are transforming the world we live in.

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.

79. LETRS Module 6: Digging for Meaning - Teaching Text Comprehension (L) 02/20/19

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

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

Dates: 2/20/2019

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

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

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

FLYER

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

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

80. MCIU PIIC Networking Meeting 02/20/19

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County PIIC Coaches

Dates: 2/20/2019

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

81. Enhancing Mathematical Problem Solving and Discourse Grades K-5 (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Teachers, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 2/26/2019

Effective teaching of mathematics engages students in discussing solutions to tasks that are designed to enhance mathematical reasoning and problem solving while providing multiple entry points and varied solutions. Participants will explore the characteristics and cognitive demand of various mathematical tasks as well as the teacher and student behaviors necessary for successful implementation of high-level mathematics tasks. Participants will also explore different question types, questioning patterns and the components necessary for a culture of discourse in a mathematics classroom.

FLYER

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

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.

82. Dive into STEM (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 2/26/2019

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

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

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

FLYER

This offering is part of PA SEED Days.

Review for requirements of flying: iFLY FAQs

Complete the iFLY waiver online: iFLY WAIVER

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

83. Montgomery County Middle School Principals' Council

Program: Council Programs

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

Dates: 2/28/2019

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

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

84. LETRS Module 9: Teaching Beginning Spelling and Writing (L) 02/28/19

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

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

Dates: 2/28/2019

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

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

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

FLYER

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

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades K-12, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 2/28/2019

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

FLYER

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

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

86. College and Career Leadership Council (CCLC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Key CCR leaders designated by their school districts.

Dates: 2/28/2019

Location: 2 West Lafayette Street, Norristown, PA

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.

87. Montgomery County High School Principals' Council

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Public High School Principals or his/her designee.

Dates: 2/28/2019

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

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 3/1/2019 to 3/31/2019

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

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

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

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

Credit Options
3 ACT 48 Hours
3 Non-Credit Hours

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

89. Montgomery County SWPBIS Administrator Networking Day (TaC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

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

Dates: 3/4/2019

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



Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.

90. Act 339 Plan Development Training Series for Cohort #2 DAY 3 (College and Career Readiness)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Participants for these trainings should include: Elementary, middle, and high school counselors, central office, and/or building level administrators. Superintendent participation is encouraged but not required.

Dates: 3/4/2019

This year MCIU will be offering the second Act 339 Plan Development Training Series for districts looking to write or update their Act 339 Career Readiness Plans. The training will mirror content provided to the first cohort of districts last year during the five-day series, but is condensed into three days with a “showcase event” to be scheduled in 2019-2020.

As required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, districts partnered with regional Career and Technical Centers, need to develop and update Act 339 plans that include career awareness exploration and planning in alignment with the Career, Education, and Work Standards. In addition, with the release of the Future Readiness PA Index, the public facing report card for schools, will include a Career Readiness Indicator and an Industry Based Credential component.

These trainings will provide guidance and technical assistance to participants in writing the ACT 339 plans to include current workforce trends, career and technical education opportunities, and aligned post-secondary training options.

Participants for these training sessions are limited to Montgomery County public schools and should include: Elementary, middle, and high school counselors, central office, and/or building level administrators. Superintendent participation is encouraged but not required.

The training will be offered in three sessions:

1. Friday, September 28, 2018 from 8:30-3:30
2. Monday, December 3, 2018 from 8:30 to 3:30
3. Monday, March 4, 2019 from 8:30 to 3:30

The cost per team for the three-day series is $350. We will accommodate as many team members as possible. If we reach maximum room capacity we may need to revisit team sizes and will be in contact.

Registration for each participant is required separately for each day of the series.

***LUNCH IS ON YOUR OWN***

91. 2019 Montgomery County Academic Competition - Team Registration

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Montgomery County Public, Non-Public and Charter School Teams

Dates: 3/5/2019

New
The 2019 Montgomery County Academic Competition will be held March 5, 2019 at MCIU! You are invited to send one academic team of six students, with four students competing in each round against other Montgomery County high school teams. You determine the criteria for selection of your team. A school staff member must accompany each team.

Each team will compete in two matches and each match will consist of two rounds. Questions will be drawn from Literature, American History, Contemporary Events, World History, Potpourri, and Science and will cover all time periods. The Montgomery County champion will represent the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit in the Pennsylvania Academic Competition that will take place on the floors of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the Senate in Harrisburg, PA in Spring of 2019.

SNOW DATE: March 21, 2019
COST: There is a $125 fee per team to help cover program costs and provide lunch for students, coaches, and volunteers. Please contact Lisa Moore at 610-755-9319 for any special dietary needs.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 11, 2019
QUESTIONS: Contact Dr. Michael Webb at mwebb@mciu.org or 610-755-9317.

92. Montgomery County ESL Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

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

Dates: 3/5/2019

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

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

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

Dates: 3/6/2019

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

FLYER

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

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

94. Montgomery County Instructional Council Meeting (MCIC)

Program: Council Programs

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

Dates: 3/8/2019

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

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

95. Federal Programs Council

Program: Council Programs

Audience: School District Federal Programs Coordinators

Dates: 3/13/2019

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

96. Sustaining Meaningful Makerspaces (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Makerspace Teachers, Librarians, Administrators

Dates: 3/14/2019

So...you have a Makerspace in your school. Now what? It’s time to think deeply about its purpose and expanding its role in your school community! This workshop is focused on connecting teachers, librarians and administrators to evaluate your Makerspace vision, identify deeper core content connections and brainstorm maker careers to expose to students.

Please consider bringing a school team of 3-4 people to this workshop. Three or more registrants from the same district will receive a discounted registration fee of $65 per person (subscriber price) or $100 per person (non-subscriber price).

FLYER

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

97. Montgomery County Language Arts Council (MCLAC) 03/14/19

Program: Council Programs

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

Dates: 3/14/2019

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

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

98. Gifted Education Network Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Public School Gifted Teachers

Dates: 3/14/2019

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

99. PARAPROFESSIONAL TRAINING SERIES: The Conflict Cycle - Understanding and Responding to Student Behavior

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education Paraprofessionals

Dates: 3/15/2019

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

In the The Conflict Cycle - Understanding and Responding to Student Behavior workshop, special education paraprofessional will be able to:
* Identify and define the conflict cycle.
* Explain the stages of the conflict cycle and possible causes at each stage.
*Identify strategies to implement when responding to student behavior.

FLYER

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

100. MCIU STEM Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

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

Dates: 3/18/2019

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 and Montgomery County technical school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

101. MCIU Math and Science Collaborative Conversations

Program: Council Programs

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

Dates: 3/18/2019

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