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

Program: Special Education OSS

Audience: Montgomery County Public School Directors and Supervisors

Dates: 5/22/2019

NewStarting Today
Montgomery County School District Special Education Meeting for Directors and Supervisors.

Breakfast: Breakfast snacks will be served.

2. MCIU PIIC Networking Meeting 05/29/19

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County PIIC Coaches

Dates: 5/29/2019

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.

3. Nature-Based STEM for ALL (TAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General and Special Education Teachers who teach Science

Dates: 5/30/2019

MCIU has partnered with Riverbend, a facility on a 30 acre preserve in Gladwyne, PA, whose main mission and purpose is to motivate and educate the next generation of care for our natural world through nature-based STEM education programs. Nature-based STEM is a way to engage all students in STEM, using authentic experiences in nature. This 1-day training will allow participants to experience a hands-on introduction to Inquiry Based learning and the 5E cycle in nature through building science skills like observation, questioning and collecting evidence. Participants will conduct hands-on nature based investigations using science practices and nature journaling at Riverbend’s 30-acre nature preserve. After experiencing nature-based STEM in the morning, will work in the classroom setting to learn strategies for using nature-based STEM to support existing curriculum goals. Focus will be placed on strategies for making Nature-Based STEM accessible for ALL students and breaking down barriers that could potentially be in place. Teacher participants will receive access to Riverbend’s Teacher network which includes hands-on science lessons and resources that encourage inquire based lessons in the classroom.

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

4. Montgomery County Language Arts Council (MCLAC) 05/30/19

Program: Council Programs

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

Dates: 5/30/2019

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.

5. Montgomery County ESL Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

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

Dates: 5/30/2019

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.

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 6/1/2019 to 6/30/2019

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.

7. Co-Teachng Webinar Series: Dealing with the Unknown - A Mindful Approach to Coping with Changes in Co-Teaching Structures (TaC)

Program: Special Education OSS

Audience: General and Special Education Teachers K-12

Dates: 6/5/2019

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 .

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

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

Dates: 6/6/2019 to 10/23/2019

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

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Participants must attend both sessions.

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

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades K-12, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 6/10/2019

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.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 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.

10. Responsive Classroom- Advanced Elementary Course

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 6/10/2019 to 6/13/2019

The Responsive Classroom Elementary Advanced Course is designed to increase your knowledge and expand your teaching strategies and practices to strengthen the Responsive Classroom approach you're already using. In this four-day, interactive training course, you will learn new methods and strategies including:

Engaging Academics: Teacher Language
Open-ended Questions
Academic Choice
Guided Discovery

We will also cover the Language of Learning, including core thinking, speaking and listening skills. Effective Management: Classroom Organization, as well as Effective Behavior Management tools such as Problem-Solving Conferences, Role-Play, and much more!

PREREQUISITE: 4-Day Responsive Classroom Elementary Core Course must have been previously completed in order to take this session.

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Lunch: The event will be catered.
Resources included: Elementary Advanced Course Resource Book and Joyful Classroom

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.

11. Student Assistance (SAP) K-12, 3-Day Certification Training - CHELTENHAM only

Program: Student Assistance Program

Audience: Cheltenham School District Staff only

Dates: 6/11/2019 to 6/14/2019

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CHELTENHAM SCHOOL DISTRICT ONLY

Schools and agencies wishing to add SAP team members should register the new team member to attend this three-day training. Participants must attend each of the three days and should be aware that state requirements for this training include a take-home, competency task to be completed after the training before Act 48 credits and a certificate of completion are issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Thirty (30) minutes will be allotted for lunch each day and participants are expected to brown-bag their lunch. Thirty Act 48 hours will be reported by PDE. The take-home competency for this training is due January 11, 2019.

12. Interpreting the Behavior of Diverse Learners (TAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 6/11/2019

In this session, we will explore the different reasons why behaviors may be occurring through the lens of skills, performance/processing, and compliance deficits. Participants will learn strategies to interpret the behaviors they observe and apply evidence-based strategies that will help improve with diverse learning needs.

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 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. Choose "voucher" for payment option.

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

13. Seeing Beyond Our Personal Cultural Lens to Support Diverse Students

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Non-Public K-12 Educators

Dates: 6/11/2019

How does our own culture influence how we interact with our students? During this session, we will explore our personal culture so that we can understand how we perceive others. We will discuss ways to build cultural knowledge to engage students, families, and the community to support learning for all of our students.

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

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

14. Picture Perfect STEM K-2 (STEM)(L)(TAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Public and Non-Public teachers, administrators, librarians

Dates: 6/11/2019

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

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

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. Choose "voucher" for payment option.

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

15. Advancing Advanced Learners (G)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 6/12/2019

There are advanced learners in every classroom... at every grade level... in every school. It can be difficult to adequately meet the needs of these learners. In this interactive workshop you will learn specific strategies for creative and meaningful ways to challenge advanced learners across the curriculum so that they can reach their potential.

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

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

16. Personalized Learning

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Non-Public K-12 Educators

Dates: 6/12/2019

Personalized Learning is defined as "an approach to learning and instruction that is designed around individual learner readiness, strengths, needs and interests. Learners are active participants in setting goals, planning learning paths, tracking progress and determining how learning will be demonstrated..." Definitions are great, but putting something larger like this into action is difficult! It is even more difficult when you yourself have not experienced this type of learning environment from the eyes of a learner. Join us to learn about the key principles of this innovative instructional design framework in a personalized environment that is built on your personal needs and interests!

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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.

17. Picture Perfect STEM 3-5 (STEM) (L) (TAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Public and Non-Public teachers, administrators, librarians

Dates: 6/12/2019

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

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.

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. Choose "voucher" for payment option.

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-12, Librarians and Coaches

Dates: 6/13/2019

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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. We will explore the spectrum of Virtual Reality resources through 360 photos and videos, with and without a headset. 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.

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

19. Math Strategies and Best Practices (M)(TAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Special Education and General Education teachers

Dates: 6/13/2019

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

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

The following MCIU 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. Choose "voucher" for payment option.

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

20. SEPaST Speaker Series: Digital Healthcare Trends

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 6/13/2019

Participants will learn how medical insurance plans are leveraging technology to drive consumer engagement, improve care, and reduce cost.

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 3-6 Educators

Dates: 6/13/2019

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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.

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

22. Introduction to Responsive Classroom

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Elementary Educators

Dates: 6/14/2019

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

Lunch: This event will be catered.

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

PSA 2018_PowerSchool SIS Standard Registration ONLY!

Hosted at Montgomery County Intermediate Unit:

2 W. Lafayette Street

Norristown, PA 19401

Monday, June 17, 2019 to Tuesday, June 18, 2019 (morning)

Conference Cost: $125

Please direct all questions to Elaina Wrzesniewski at PA-SUG@mciu.org

24. 2019 PA PowerSchool User Group Conference - Member Registration

Program: Data Governance

Dates: 6/18/2019 to 6/20/2019

PSA 2018_PowerSchool SIS

Member Registration ONLY!

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

Please Note: Exclusively for members only - Flex Pass

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

Hosted at Montgomery County Intermediate Unit:

2 W. Lafayette Street

Norristown, PA 19401

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 (afternoon) to Thursday, June 20, 1019

Member Conference Cost: $225

Please direct all questions to Elaina Wrzesniewski at PA-PSUG@mciu.org

25. 2019 PA PowerSchool User Group Conference - PowerSchool SIS Registration

Program: Data Governance

Dates: 6/18/2019 to 6/20/2019

PSA 2018_PowerSchool SIS Standard Registration ONLY!

Hosted at Montgomery County Intermediate Unit:

2 W. Lafayette Street

Norristown, PA 19401

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 (afternoon) to Thursday, June 20, 2019

Conference Cost: $275

Consortium members will need to register via the designated member registration link that was emailed separately. If you did not receive the link, then please send an email to Elaina.

Please direct all questions to Elaina Wrzesniewski at PA-PSUG@mciu.org

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: School Administrators

Dates: 6/20/2019 to 7/16/2019

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

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

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

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

27. Advanced Placement English Language and Composition Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP English Language and Composition Educators

Dates: 6/24/2019 to 6/27/2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 10, 2019

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

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

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

28. Advanced Placement French Language and Culture Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP French Language and Culture Educators

Dates: 6/24/2019 to 6/27/2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 10, 2019

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

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

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

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

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

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

Dates: 6/24/2019 to 6/27/2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 10, 2019

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

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

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

30. Advanced Placement U.S. History Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP U.S. History Educators

Dates: 6/24/2019 to 6/27/2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 10, 2019

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

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

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

31. Entrepreneurship Educator's Conference at MCCC

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: High School Business Teachers, Curriculum Supervisors, Assistant Principals, FBLA or DECA Advisors

Dates: 6/24/2019

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As districts continue to implement the Career Readiness components of the PA Future Ready Index, entrepreneurship remains an often underdeveloped focus area. To close this gap, Montgomery County Community College and the Business and Entrepreneurial Initiatives program, will present a full-day workshop for high school teachers, curriculum leaders, and interested administrators to address the following:

1. Entrepreneurship relative to personal character traits, career goals and corporate opportunities (Aligning with 13.4.11 in Academic Standards for Career Education and Work)
2. Using entrepreneurship as a multidisciplinary approach to teaching business content
3. Essentials of teaching Entrepreneurship in the classroom (this can be a gateway into a dual enrollment discussion)
4. Elements of using a business planning competition to teach entrepreneurship

The intended audience for the Entrepreneurship Educator's Conference is teachers of entrepreneurship and related business classes, curriculum supervisors, career counselors, and administrators looking to expand high school clubs and activities. This is a great opportunity for educators to learn about what programs MCCC has available and how high schools can align their efforts to help create a whole new generation of Entrepreneurs in Montgomery County.
Lunch will be provided.

32. SW PBIS Universal Overview (TAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Any school personnel working in a school/district implementing PBIS

Dates: 6/25/2019

This one day workshop will be looking closely at the universal level of PBIS; conceptual understanding of process involved in building, implementing, and sustaining a 3-tiered framework for supporting social, emotional,and behavioral learning. This workshop is appropriate for administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, parents or interested community members.

Registration is limited to the following districts: Abington, Cheltenham, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Upper Merion, and Upper Perkiomen.

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.

33. Safety-Care Behavioral Safety Training 7/9 & 7/10 (OSS)

Program: Special Education OSS

Audience: Montgomery County IU OSS Staff Only

Dates: 7/9/2019 to 7/10/2019

Safety-Care Behavioral Safety Training program provides the skills and competencies necessary to effectively prevent, minimize, and manage behavioral challenges with dignity, safety, and the possibility of change. Using the newest and most effective technologies from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS), this Safety-Care program will provide your staff with strategies for not only preventing and managing behavioral challenges, but also to effectively teaching replacement behaviors.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a 30 minutes lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

34. Using Structured Team-Based Problem Solving for Academic and Social Learning Success: Team Initiated Problem Solving II (TAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Members from school or district data teams: Administrators, Reading Specialists, Math Specialists, Behavior Specialists, Teachers, School Counselors, Psychologists, Core Team Members from SWPBIS teams

Dates: 7/9/2019

How do you organize and efficiently sift through data to determine system, group, and individual student level needs that yield effective and successful action plans? The Team Initiated Problem Solving II model will be explored with several academic and behavioral case studies to help you organize your team meetings more efficiently. This training is appropriate for individual student planning, grade level, school based leadership teams, and district level leadership planning processes. This evidence-based problem solving process successfully supports data-based decision making for schools focused on Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) and for School Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS). All participants will learn how to define Tier 1 status and how to use root cause analysis to develop precision statements. Progress monitoring of outcomes and fidelity will be highlighted in each case study with a template that you can start to use with your teams as you start the 2019-20 school year.

FLYER

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

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

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

35. SafeTALK and Understanding Student Anxiety 7/11/19 (OSS)

Program: Special Education OSS

Audience: MCIU Office of Student Services Staff only

Dates: 7/11/2019

New
AM Session: SafeTALK
PM Session: Understanding Anxiety

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.

36. A Day with Karen Kangas 7/16/19 (OSS)

Program: Special Education OSS

Audience: MCIU school personnel who work with students with complex needs

Dates: 7/16/2019

New
For students with complex instructional needs, especially those with complex bodies, access to instruction can be challenging. Spend a day learning with Karen Kangas, internationally recognized Occupational Therapist and AT Specialist. We will begin with a discussion on Presumed Competence followed by Karen sharing her expertise around access to AT, seating, attention, intention, task engagement, task performance and supporting the development of competence.

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.

37. Introduction to PBIS Advanced Tiers for Schools in the PaPBS Network (TAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: School personnel working in a school/district implementing PBIS

Dates: 7/16/2019

This introduction is for staff working in schools supported by the PaPBS Network. Advanced tiers (II and III) systems and supports will be defined. Discussion will center on readiness and the rationale and research behind this continuum of support. An overview of team roles and functions, assessment for intervention (Universal Screeners), and interventions and systems (Check in/Check out (CICO)) will be presented. Please note, this session is being offered twice (date in July and August).

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.

Enrollment is restricted to the following school districts: Abington, Cheltenham, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, and Upper Perkiomen.

38. Echoes and Reflections: Teaching the Holocaust, Empowering Students (E)(TAC)

Program: Equity and Diversity

Audience: Secondary Educators

Dates: 7/17/2019

Through Echoes and Reflection's signature professional development program, participants explore and gain access to a range of classroom content and consider instructional enhancements to support students' study and reflection of the history of the Holocaust and its meaning in the world today. Educators enhance their own knowledge about the Holocaust, including the history of antisemitism, and build confidence and capacity to teach this complex subject.

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.

39. Safety-Care Behavioral Safety Training 7/17 & 7/18 (OSS)

Program: Special Education OSS

Audience: Montgomery County IU OSS Staff Only

Dates: 7/17/2019 to 7/18/2019

Safety-Care Behavioral Safety Training program provides the skills and competencies necessary to effectively prevent, minimize, and manage behavioral challenges with dignity, safety, and the possibility of change. Using the newest and most effective technologies from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS), this Safety-Care program will provide your staff with strategies for not only preventing and managing behavioral challenges, but also to effectively teaching replacement behaviors.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a 30 minutes lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

40. ACT: Overview of Relational Frame Theory (RFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (OSS)

Program: Special Education OSS

Audience: BCBAs

Dates: 7/23/2019

New
This presentation will provide an overview of relational frame theory (RFT)as the foudation for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The six core processes of ACT and related intervention strategies will be presented as method for promoting psychological flexibility. Participants will learn ways ACT can be implemented at the system and individual levels.

At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:
* Describe how individuals develop functional impairment based on an RFT model.
* Name and describe the six core processes of ACT.
* Describe at least one strategy that can be used at the systems level and one strategy that can be used at the individual level to promote psychological flexibility.

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.

41. Activate Engagement with Nearpod 7/23/19 (OSS)

Program: Special Education OSS

Dates: 7/23/2019

New
Looking to level up your presentations and assessments? This session is designed as an introduction to Nearpod, an interactive, web-based presentation and assessment tool that delivers on its promise to activate engagement in your classroom. Attendees can expect to experience Nearpod as a "student" as well as explore the many components that make Nearpod presentations unique and engaging. There will be time built-in to create and apply, so plan on bringing a presentation(s) that you would like to energize with some new interactive features that are sure to get your students' attention. When we think about assessment-driven, responsive, and engaging classrooms, Nearpod is a tool that fits the bill.

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.

42. Genius Camp- Secondary- Only Approved Teams

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 7/23/2019 to 7/26/2019

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

FLYER

TEAMS:
Participants must pre-register as a team. Teams consist of 2 teachers and 3 students from the same school. Students should be entering grades 6-12.

PRE-REGISTRATION:
Closed at this time.

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

SCHEDULE:
Prior to Camp: Teachers will participate in a 3-hour asynchronous session to build background knowledge around questioning and conversation.
July 23-July 25 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM: Teachers and students work hand-in-hand in a maker environment.
July 26 9:00 AM to 12:00PM Teachers only meet for a follow-up about the experience.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: Included July 23-July 25

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

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

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Chinese Language and Culture Educators

Dates: 7/29/2019 to 8/1/2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 15, 2019

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

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

FLYER

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

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

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Computer Science Principles Educators

Dates: 7/29/2019 to 8/1/2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 15, 2019

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

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

FLYER

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

45. Advanced Placement Economics Macro and Micro Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Economics Marcro and Micro Educators

Dates: 7/29/2019 to 8/1/2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 15, 2019

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

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

FLYER

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

46. Advanced Placement Spanish Language and Culture Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Spanish Language and Culture Educators

Dates: 7/29/2019 to 8/1/2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 15, 2019

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

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

FLYER

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

47. Genius Camp- Elementary- Only Approved Teams

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 7/30/2019 to 8/2/2019

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

FLYER

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

PRE-REGISTRATION:
Closed at this time.

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

SCHEDULE:
Prior to Camp: Teachers will participate in a 3-hour asynchronous session to build background knowledge around questioning and conversation.
July 30-August 1 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM: Teachers and students work hand-in-hand in a maker environment.
August 2 9:00 AM to 12:00PM Teachers only meet for a follow-up about the experience.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: Included July 30-August 1

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

48. Safety-Care Behavioral Safety Training 7/30 & 7/31 (OSS)

Program: Special Education OSS

Audience: Montgomery County IU OSS Staff Only

Dates: 7/30/2019 to 7/31/2019

Safety-Care Behavioral Safety Training program provides the skills and competencies necessary to effectively prevent, minimize, and manage behavioral challenges with dignity, safety, and the possibility of change. Using the newest and most effective technologies from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS), this Safety-Care program will provide your staff with strategies for not only preventing and managing behavioral challenges, but also to effectively teaching replacement behaviors.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a 30 minutes lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

49. Safety-Care Behavioral Safety Training 8/1 & 8/8 (OSS)

Program: Special Education OSS

Audience: Montgomery County IU OSS Staff Only

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

Safety-Care Behavioral Safety Training program provides the skills and competencies necessary to effectively prevent, minimize, and manage behavioral challenges with dignity, safety, and the possibility of change. Using the newest and most effective technologies from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS), this Safety-Care program will provide your staff with strategies for not only preventing and managing behavioral challenges, but also to effectively teaching replacement behaviors.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a 30 minutes lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

50. Advanced Placement Calculus AB Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Calculus AB Educators

Dates: 8/5/2019 to 8/8/2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 22, 2019

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

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

FLYER

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

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

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP German Language and Culture Educators

Dates: 8/5/2019 to 8/8/2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 22, 2019

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

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

FLYER

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

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

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Physics Educators

Dates: 8/5/2019 to 8/8/2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 22, 2019

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

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

FLYER

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

53. Advanced Placement Psychology Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Psychology Educators

Dates: 8/5/2019 to 8/8/2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 22, 2019

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

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

FLYER

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

54. Activate Engagement with Nearpod 8/5/19 (OSS)

Program: Special Education OSS

Dates: 8/5/2019

New
Looking to level up your presentations and assessments? This session is designed as an introduction to Nearpod, an interactive, web-based presentation and assessment tool that delivers on its promise to activate engagement in your classroom. Attendees can expect to experience Nearpod as a "student" as well as explore the many components that make Nearpod presentations unique and engaging. There will be time built-in to create and apply, so plan on bringing a presentation(s) that you would like to energize with some new interactive features that are sure to get your students' attention. When we think about assessment-driven, responsive, and engaging classrooms, Nearpod is a tool that fits the bill.

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.

55. Introduction to PBIS Advanced Tiers for Schools in the PaPBS Network (TAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: School personnel working in a school/district implementing PBIS

Dates: 8/5/2019

This introduction is for staff working in schools supported by the PaPBS Network. Advanced tiers (II and III) systems and supports will be defined. Discussion will center on readiness and the rationale and research behind this continuum of support. An overview of team roles and functions, assessment for intervention (Universal Screeners), and interventions and systems (Check in/Check out (CICO)) will be presented. Please note, this session is being offered twice (date in July and August).

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.

Enrollment is restricted to the following school districts: Abington, Cheltenham, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, and Upper Perkiomen.

56. SW PBIS Universal Overview (TAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Any school personnel working in a school/district implementing PBIS

Dates: 8/5/2019

This one day workshop will be looking closely at the universal level of PBIS; conceptual understanding of process involved in building, implementing, and sustaining a 3-tiered framework for supporting social, emotional,and behavioral learning. This workshop is appropriate for administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, parents or interested community members.

Registration is limited to the following districts: Abington, Cheltenham, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Upper Merion, and Upper Perkiomen.

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.

57. Understanding by Design®: Designing Understanding- Based Curriculum Units for the 21st Century

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 8/6/2019 to 8/8/2019

How can you design engaging units that guide students toward deep understanding of content and processes so they can apply it in meaningful ways and to authentic contexts? In this 3-day design workshop, participants will explore the key ideas of the Understanding by Design (UbD) framework, and apply them to designing a draft of a unit. We will explore several questions to guide you in getting to know UbD- designing, assessing and learning for understanding in the 21st Century.

Learning Targets:
*What is "understanding," how is it different from just "knowing" and why does it matter?
*How is that difference applied to the design of instructional units?
*What is important to learn today that will prepare us for an unknown future and how can we make that visible in our unit designs?
*What is "Backwards Design" and why is it more useful than ever in designing 21st Century curricula?
*How can we articulate our goals for the unit in a way that is engaging and focused on understanding, inquiry, content and process?
*Why does "authentic" matter?
*If our goals are for students to understand and to transfer what they learn to novel situations, how do we design assessments for understanding and transfer?
*How do we design and focus instruction for deep understanding so students are engaged and able to apply in meaningful ways?

REQUIRED MATERIALS:A tablet or laptop is required for this session as well as resource materials (standards, rubrics, etc.) and a unit that you have taught or plan on teaching.
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.

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.

58. Safety-Care Behavioral Safety Training 8/7 & 8/8 (OSS)

Program: Special Education OSS

Audience: Montgomery County IU OSS Staff Only

Dates: 8/7/2019 to 8/8/2019

Safety-Care Behavioral Safety Training program provides the skills and competencies necessary to effectively prevent, minimize, and manage behavioral challenges with dignity, safety, and the possibility of change. Using the newest and most effective technologies from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS), this Safety-Care program will provide your staff with strategies for not only preventing and managing behavioral challenges, but also to effectively teaching replacement behaviors.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a 30 minutes lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

59. Echoes and Reflections: Jewish Refugees and the Holocaust- Connecting the Past with Today (E)(TAC)

Program: Equity and Diversity

Audience: Secondary Educators

Dates: 8/8/2019

As the world struggles with the largest refugee crisis since WWII, Echoes and Reflections content can be used to examine barriers to immigration including political, bureaucratic and, in some cases, the unwillingness to accept Jewish refugees during the Holocaust. This timely offering supports educators and helps students make meaningful connections with similar issues affecting people and nations today.

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.

60. SafeTALK and Understanding Student Anxiety 8/9/19 (OSS)

Program: Special Education OSS

Audience: MCIU Office of Student Services Staff only

Dates: 8/9/2019

New
AM Session: SafeTALK
PM Session: Understanding Anxiety

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 8/12/2019 to 10/17/2019

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

FLYER

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

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators, Math and Science Educators

Dates: 8/12/2019

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

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.

63. Responsive Classroom Course for Elementary Educators

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Elementary Educators

Dates: 8/12/2019 to 8/15/2019

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

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


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

64. Wilson Fundations Level K (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades PreK - 6th

Dates: 8/12/2019

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

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

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

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

The presentation will provide an overview of evidence-based classroom management strategies, as well as core Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) practices that BCBAs can utilize to support teachers. The presentation will include a sample case and will review tools and resources BCBAs can incorporate into their work with teachers.

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
* Explain the importance of looking at classroom systems in relation to individualized FBAs and PBSPs.
* Describer at least two OBM practices an how these practices might be applied tin their work with teachers.
* Formulate a plan for implementing a voluntary coaching process within their school aimed at supporting teachers with implementing evidenced-based practices.

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.

66. Growth Mindset Institute

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Non-Public K-12 Educators

Dates: 8/13/2019 to 8/14/2019

What is the secret to reaching our potential? Over forty years of research supports the discovery that developing a set of skills such as perseverance, grit, and self-control are key to success. Adhering to the belief that intelligence and abilities can be developed has shown to have powerful effects on motivation and learning, ultimately resulting in increased achievement and success. Join us for interactive and engaging learning as we take a deep dive into Growth Mindset!

During this 2-day institute, educators will learn the important role that their mindset plays in both decision making and learning as it applies to their own professional development as well as student learning. The following topics will guide our learning together:

*Determine the differences between a Growth and Fixed Mindset
*Develop an understanding of neuroscience and brain development
*Discover common misconceptions about Growth MIndset
*Learn how to give and receive effective feedback
*Acquire the skills needed for reflection and growth
*Engage in personal goal setting for continued growth

Cultivating a Growth Mindset is a journey. Educators will walk away from this institute with a clear road map- digital resources, easily implemented strategies, and a plan of action for teaching students the skills needed in order to achieve their potential academically, socially, and emotionally.

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.

67. ISTE Certification Program (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators and Learning Coaches

Dates: 8/13/2019 to 8/14/2019

The ISTE Certification for Educators is a rigorous professional certification for ambitious educators and coaches ready for the challenge. Using a hybrid model encompassing both face to face and online learning* components, candidate educators will complete approximately 30 hours of instruction and activities before assembling the e-portfolio for review by the ISTE Certification review team.
This unique certification is based on the ISTE Standards for Educators and is designed for cohorts of practitioners to move systems from vision to practice by preparing them to rethink and redesign learning activities with technology to engage students in real-world, authentic and active learning. The vendor- and device- neutral ISTE Certification for Educators training/professional development program focuses on content and learning activities on all seven educator standards, with a special emphasis on the instructional indicators within the standards.
(*includes online work to follow 2-day session)

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.

68. Wilson Fundations® Level 1 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades Prek - 6th

Dates: 8/13/2019

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

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

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

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

69. Advanced SWIS Training (TAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Existing SWIS users (Teachers, Core Team Members, Administrators, Coaches, Technology Specialists)

Dates: 8/14/2019

Have you been trained on SWIS and want to do more with this powerful database system? Do you understand how to most effectively use the Core Team Reports and Drill Down Reports to get to the information you need? Are you able to obtain accurate information that helps to determine equity when using SWIS? This workshop will be hands-on so bring your devices and get ready to work with several cases to explore the different ways you can use SWIS to meet your data needs. Discussion in the afternoon will include the options for integrating SWIS with other data base sources and your options into the future as you continue to use this data source. Bring your laptops and your questions!

FLYER

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

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

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

70. Building Upon the Reciprocity of Reading and Writing with Shared and Interactive Writing: Foundational Skills in Action (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: PreK-2 Teachers and Administrators (Teachers and Administrators from other levels are welcome to attend, as additional examples will be shared from ELs and from older students reading significantly below grade level)

Dates: 8/14/2019

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Are you interested in refining and growing your knowledge of instructional strategies to support the developing readers and writers in your classroom?

Join us for an interactive day with Joyce Gordon, a Fountas and Pinnell credentialed consultant, to expand your understanding of shared and interactive writing and to hone your teaching techniques to make these two instructional blocks a powerful part of your literacy instruction.

Shared Writing and Interactive Writing are two dynamic and instructional elements within a strong responsive teaching framework that enable children to see the connection between their language and the language of texts that they both read and write. These instructional elements guide students to effectively use print- putting their foundational skills in action in a shared meaningful context.

During this dynamic full-day workshop, participants will explore:

*the instructional design for both shared and interactive writing to engage developing writers
*co-constructed writing that promotes close attention to sounds, letters, and word structure while giving children more ownership of the writing
*the power of oral language in the writing process
*working with letters within a known text as a powerful learning experience that transfers their understanding of letters in isolation to meaningful context- a crucial step in the learning.

FLYER

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

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.

71. Making DI Doable 8/14/19 (OSS)

Program: Special Education OSS

Audience: MCIU Office of Student Services Staff

Dates: 8/14/2019

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Join us as we continue our exploration of the "what, why and how" of differentiated instruction and how to make it a reality in our classrooms. Together, we will further explore the four pillars of effective and differentiated instruction: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Management. Expect hands-on "learn-by-doing" experiences with ample opportunity for reflection and application of various DI and effective instruction strategies. All are encouraged to bring curricular materials for application.

Attendees can expect to:
* Invigorate teaching practice with an ever-expanding toolbox for you to adapt and apply.
* Instill the tenets and philosophy of differentiated instruction.
* Establish a shared understanding of differentiated instruction and a common DI vocabulary.

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators for Grades 2-12

Dates: 8/14/2019 to 8/16/2019

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

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

FLYER

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

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

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

Dates: 8/15/2019 to 10/18/2019

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

FLYER

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

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

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

74. Interpreting the Behavior of Diverse Learners 8/15/19 - MCIU OSS Autistic Support, MDS and Emotional Support Teachers

Program: Special Education OSS

Audience: MCIU Autistic Support, MDS and Emotional Teachers only

Dates: 8/15/2019

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Reserved for MCIU Autistic Support, MDS and Emotional Support Teachers only

In this session, we will explore the different reasons why behaviors may be occurring through the lens of skills, performance/processing, and compliance deficits. Participants will learn strategies to interpret the behaviors they observe and apply evidence-based strategies that will help improve with diverse learning needs.

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

75. Mapping an Understanding-based Curriculum for 21st Century Learning with Jay McTighe

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators

Dates: 8/15/2019

Understanding by Design® offers a practical and proven framework for curriculum design. The UbD framework can be used to plan units of study using its 3-stage "backward design" process. However, the elements of UbD can also be applied to mapping the curriculum across a school year and across the grades.
In this workshop, we will explore a practical framework for transforming standards and 21st Century skills into a "guaranteed and viable" vertically- aligned curriculum that emphasizes understanding and long-term transfer.

Learning Outcomes: Participants will learn approaches to-
*Create a curriculum "blueprint" to guide the mapping and design of a coherent and vertically aligned curriculum
*Identify long-term Transfer Goals and aligned indicators that provide the critical "end points" from which curriculum should be planned
*"Unpack" standards, themes, or topics to identify conceptually big ideas and essential questions
*Generate overarching understandings and essential questions that spiral across the grades and provide intellectual throughlines withing the curriculum
*Create recurring cornerstone assessment tasks and companion rubrics that integrate 21st Century skills with academic content
*Develop macro curriculum maps to organize the curriculum around desired performances rather than simply as a scope and sequence of content to be "covered"
*Access a variety of excellent, web-based resources for "working smarter" in curriculum design

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.

76. Designing and Using Authentic Performance Tasks and Projects with Jay McTighe

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators

Dates: 8/16/2019

The skills for 21st Century Learning must be developed "by design." Authentic performance tasks and projects serve as a vehicle for teaching and assessing these skills in conjunction with academic content. This workshop will examine the characteristics of authentic performance tasks and projects, present a set of practical and proven design tools, and showcase a variety of associated examples and resources.

Learning Outcomes: Participants will learn to-
*Identify 21st Century skills and the characteristics of authentic performance tasks and projects
*Apply a variety of design tools for creating authentic tasks and projects
*Identify four types of performance criteria and their purpose in assessing authentic performance tasks and projects
*Apply elements of 21st Century rubrics to assess student performance on authentic tasks and projects
*"Map" sets of authentic tasks across the K-12 curriculum
*Plan the kind of instruction needed to prepare students for authentic tasks and projects
*Identify print resources to support the design and use of authentic tasks and projects

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.

77. Wilson Fundations® Level 2 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades PreK - 6th

Dates: 8/22/2019

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

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

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

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

78. Introduction to Responsive Classroom

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Elementary Educators

Dates: 8/27/2019

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

Lunch: This event will be catered.

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

79. Responsive Classroom- Strategies to Prevent Bullying

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-6 Educators and all in-school and out of school staff including after school staff

Dates: 8/28/2019

Bullying creeps into our classrooms like a weed. Learn how to spot it, stop it, and build a classroom rooted in community. Gain a deeper understanding of how key Responsive Classroom strategies create an inclusive environment to prevent bullying and dive into new strategies that support students working together. Identify, understand, and respond to bullying, cyber-bullying, and gateway behaviors. Prevent bullying by fostering community, cooperation, and inclusivity through the Responsive Classroom approach to teaching. Examine and create lesson plans to specifically teach about aspects of bullying.
Materials provided in this course include Strategies to Prevent Bullying Resource Book and How to Bullyproof Your Classroom

PRE-REQUISITE: The Responsive Classroom Elementary Beginners' Course is required prior to taking this session.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: The event will be catered.

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.

80. Wilson Reading System ® (WRS) Certification Level I (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

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

Dates: 9/12/2019 to 5/15/2020

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

FLYER

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

NOTE: Interested participants outside of Montgomery County must contact Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org for more details.

LUNCH: There will be a one hour lunch break.

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

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

81. SEPaST Speaker Series: Consumer Directed Healthcare

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 9/12/2019

Considering a High Deductible Health Plan? Come learn what the experts know.

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

82. Wilson Fundations® Level K (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades PreK - 6th

Dates: 9/24/2019

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

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

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

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

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

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

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

Participants must attend both sessions.

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

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

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

84. Wilson Fundations® Level 1 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades Prek - 6th

Dates: 9/25/2019

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

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

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

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

85. Wilson Fundations® Level 2 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades PreK - 6th

Dates: 9/26/2019

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

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

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

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators for Grades 2-12

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

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

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

Prerequisite: WRS Level I Certification

FLYER

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

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 10/7/2019

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

FLYER

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

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

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: By invitation only

Dates: 10/15/2019

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

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

89. Enhancing Instruction with Authentic Communication: Structured Interaction Activities with Jeff Zwiers (ESL)(L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators

Dates: 11/5/2019

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

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

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.

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

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

90. PVAAS for Every Season

Program: Professional Development Workshops

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

Dates: 11/13/2019

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

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

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

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

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

Dates: 11/13/2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

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

Dates: 11/13/2019

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

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

93. SEPaST Speaker Series: State of the Healthcare Market

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 12/12/2019

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

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

94. Enhancing Instruction with Authentic Communication: Academic Conversations with Dr. Jeff Zwiers (ESL) (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators

Dates: 3/4/2020

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

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

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

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

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