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1. Developing Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity/Course 1 (Cohort 2)

Program: ESL Program Specialist Certificate

Audience: PA Educators

Dates: 1/16/2017 to 3/10/2017

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Course Number: EDL506 Developing Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity

As the diverse population of the United States increasingly grows, it is important in our community and public schools to develop cultural competence to overcome language and cultural barriers. This course is based upon knowledge of behaviors, beliefs and attitudes of a multicultural approach to learning. It also includes cultural awareness activities for promoting school staff understanding about other cultures and in comparison to American culture and strategies for working with English Language Learners. Participants will examine sociolinguistic aspects of U.S. and world cultures, sources of cross-cultural conflict, and approaches to cross-cultural conflict resolution as they relate to K-12 settings, their communities and the communities in which they teach.

2. IEP Goals and Objectives - Our Lady of Confidence Day School Staff Only

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Our Lady of Confidence Day School Staff only

Dates: 1/17/2017

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Participants will learn how to write measureable annual goals and objectives. Data collection and progress monitoring will be explored.

3. LETRS Module 7: Teaching Phonics, Word Study and the Alphabetic Principle

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: K-2 classroom teachers, reading specialists, special education teachers

Dates: 1/17/2017

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Effective, systematic phonics instruction is emphasized along with subroutines to utilize during instruction. We will also explore the importance of applying learned skills to reading and writing. Answers to common questions are provided, including, "How Much Phonics?, "Who Needs Phonics", "What Kind of Phonics? and "Why Phonics" (For grades K-2 classroom teachers, reading specialists, special education teachers).

Registration will start one-half hour before start of workshop,

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

4. ITT Training: January 2017

Program: Data Governance

Audience: Internal and contracted agency staff who provide special education services to students through MCIU

Dates: 1/17/2017

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

5. Data Quality Network Meeting: January 2017

Program: Data Governance

Audience: Data Team, PIMS Administrators, Tech Coordinators, Data Analysts, Data Entry Personnel, Building and District Level Administrators, Assessment Coordinators/Course Enrollment Data Entry Staff, Curriculum Coordinators, Guidance Counselors

Dates: 1/18/2017

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Activities and topics for discussion include:

PIMS Submission Tips for Making PIMS Less Painful
Amber Lind, PIMS Application Support Supervisor

Student Privacy and Data Governance
Amelia Vance, Policy Counsel, Future of Privacy Forum

PVAAS Roster Verification and Staff-Student-Subtest Collection
Kristen Lewald, PVAAS Statewide Director, PDE
Candice Felton, Educator Effectiveness Data Director, PDE

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

6. Montgomery County Middle School Principal's Meeting

Program: Council Programs

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

Dates: 1/18/2017

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

7. Montgomery County High School Principal's Meeting (HSP)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Limited to Montgomery County high school principals or his/her designee.

Dates: 1/18/2017

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This council is limited to Montgomery County high school principals or his/her designee.

8. Local Data Network Meeting: January 2017

Program: Data Governance

Dates: 1/18/2017

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This is a local data networking meeting for LEAs to learn and share with their peers about all things data and PIMS.

9. Creating Highly Motivating Math Classrooms AM session (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades 6-12 and Adminstrators

Dates: 1/19/2017

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Big Ideas Learing, LLC and MCIU invite 6-12 math teachers and administrators to a day of professional development with Barb weber, National Mathematics Consultant for Big Ideas Learning.

Must register for each session separately

AM Session 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Learn how to create a classroom environment that strengthens students' enthusiasm and intrinsic motivation while addressing individual students' needs.


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PM Session 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (Lunch included)
Big Ideas Math Users Group with Conversation Facilitated by Barb Webber
Participate in an open forum to discuss successes and challenges with other Big Ideas Math users.

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10. Big Ideas Math Users Group PM session (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades 6-12 and Adminstrators

Dates: 1/19/2017

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Big Ideas Learing, LLC and MCIU invite 6-12 math teachers and administrators to a day of professional development with Barb Webber, National Mathematics Consultant for Big Ideas Learning.

Must register for each session separately

PM Session 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (Lunch included)
Big Ideas Math Users Group with Conversation Facilitated by Barb Webber
Participate in an open forum to discuss successes and challenges with other Big Ideas Math users..


You may also be interested in this session:
AM Session 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Learn how to create a classroom environment that strengthens students' enthusiasm and intrinsic motivation while addressing individual students' needs.

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11. The Mindful Classroom Series

Program: Professional Development Workshops

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

Dates: 1/19/2017 to 3/16/2017

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Participants must attend all sessions.

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

Session Titles:
* Mindfulness, What's the big deal?
* Mindfulness to Improve Attention and Concentration in the Classroom
* Cultivating Emotional Awareness in the Classroom
* Mindfulness to Reduce Anxiety in the Classroom
* Mindfully Moving Forward

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

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

Dates: 1/24/2017

This Heinemann Professional Development is designed to explore the behaviors and understandings to notice, teach, and support as students think within, beyond, and about a text. Fountas and Pinnell provide a link from assessment to instruction via classroom practices such as guided reading and read-aloud. Their professional book The Continuum of Literacy Learning: A Guide to Teaching is included with the training and provides the basis for this seminar. Drawing from this important resource, the seminar provides an introduction to The Continuum and how it can be used to set goals for student learning in individual, small groups, or whole class lessons. Discover how The Continuum can be used as a bridge to connect your assessment data to your instruction, as well as, how it can serve as a guide for evaluating student progress over time, helping to identify the specific areas for targeted instruction.

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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.

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

13. MCIU PIIC Meeting

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Montgomery County Coaches

Dates: 1/24/2017

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.

14. Paraprofessional Training Series: Fostering Student Participation and Inclusion in the School Community

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education Paraprofessionals

Dates: 1/24/2017

In this workshop, paraprofessionals will examine topics related to promoting and fostering student participation and inclusion in the school community. Strategies and practices that paraprofessional members will examine include: Overview of Inclusive Practices and Strategies for Student Success in the General Education Environment, Collaborating With Regular and Special Teachers and Implementing Specially Designed Instruction Supporting Students.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

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

15. Montgomery County Gifted Council Meeting (REVISED DATED)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: MCIU Gifted Council Members

Dates: 1/24/2017

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This meeting is for professional staff who have have a district leadership role in the implementation and management of programming for gifted education.

16. CRA: Early Numeracy

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: General Education, Special Education, instructional coaches

Dates: 1/25/2017

Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) method is an intervention for mathematics instruction that research suggests can enhance the mathematics performance of students. It is a three-part strategy, with each part building on previous instruction to promote student learning and retention and to address conceptual knowledge. Participants will develop skills necessary to instruct students on early numeracy skills and concepts through practice as both the teacher and learner.

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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.

17. Fountas and Pinnell's Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Classroom and Spec Ed Teachers Grades 3-6, Reading Specialist, Intervention Teachers, Literacy Leaders, and Principals

Dates: 1/25/2017

This Heinemann Professional Development is based on Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. In the Guided Reading seminar teachers explore the reading process and how it is supported throughout a guided reading lesson. They will learn the framework of a guided reading lesson and how they can support comprehending and fluency throughout each element of the lessons. The professional text Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades is included.

Course goals:
* Gain an overview of the components of the literacy framework as described in Guided Reading, including interactive read-aloud, shared reading, guided reading and independent reading.
* Understand how to manage and design meaningful literacy experiences that foster independent learning in grades 3-6.
* Learn the basic elements of a guided reading lesson through observation and discussion.
* Explore how to support and expand readers' ability to think within, beyond and about the text.
* Analyze leveled books to better understand the Fountas & Pinnell A-Z Text Gradient and how to match books to readers.
* Focus on assessment and how running records and anecdotal evidence help inform our instruction in guided reading.

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

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

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

Program: Student Assistance Program

Audience: All public and nonpublic school staff

Dates: 1/26/2017 to 2/7/2017

Schools and agencies wishing to add SAP team members should register the new team member to attend this three-day training. Participants must attend each of the three days and should be aware that state requirements for this training include a take-home, competency task to be completed after the training before Act 48 credits and a certificate of completion are issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Thirty (30) minutes will be allotted for lunch each day and participants are expected to brown-bag their lunch. Thirty Act 48 hours will be reported by PDE. The take-home competency for this training is due August 30, 2017.

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19. Creating Meaningful Projects Using Google Tools (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators

Dates: 1/26/2017

Get an overview of Google Tools and how they can be used to develop meaningful learning experiences. Word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and more will be explored. Learn how to use Google Tools to devise inquiry-based lessons; facilitate connections and meaningful collaboration; and gather data through feedback and assessments. Please bring a laptop so that you can experiment with these tools and participate in learning experiences.

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

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.

20. Montgomery County Instructional Council Meeting (MCIC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Curriculum directors, assistant superintendents or other district level leadership staff members involved with instructional duties

Dates: 1/27/2017

This council is for curriculum directors, assistant superintendents or other district level leadership staff members with similar roles.
Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

21. Literacy Acquisition/Course 3 (Cohort 1)

Program: ESL Program Specialist Certificate

Audience: PA Educators

Dates: 1/30/2017 to 3/24/2017

ONLY APPROVED COHORT 1 MEMBERS MAY ENROLL

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Course Number: EDL508 Literacy Acquisition

The purpose of this course is to help future ESL teachers develop an understanding of how ELLs acquire literacy in a second language and apply strategies to assist ELLs in different stages of second language usage. Course compenticies are aligned to understanding the five foundational components systemic to successful reading programs (phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary development, reading fluency, and reading comprehension), implementing differentiated writing instructions, and identification of effective strategies and techniques to improve literacy instruction for native English speakers and ELLs in K-12.

22. Enhancing Special Education with Google for Education (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Educators and Administrators Grades K-12 who serve students with special needs

Dates: 1/30/2017

During this one-day workshop, participants will learn about the core apps for G-Suite for Education and how these programs and tools can support special educators and students. Participants will explore apps that allow for individualized student learning, creation and collaboration: provide accommodations and accessibility to content; streamline data collection, analysis and reporting; and facilitate communication practices.

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

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

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

23. Cortical Vision Impairment: Scoring and Phase 3

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Teachers of the Visually Impaired.

Dates: 1/31/2017

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Teachers of the visually impaired will increase their skills in completing the CVI Range and in working with students at Phase 3 of Cortical Visual Impairment. The presenter is MaryAnn Roberto, a Teacher of the Visually Impaired and owner of Envision CVI Consulting.

Prior to the training, participants are asked to submit questions regarding students with CVI, scoring the range or challenges you would like to discuss with MaryAnne at envisioncvi@gmail.com with the subject of the email: Questions for January 31st training.

Lunch will be 1/2 hour. A bag lunch is available for $11.25 cash. Please bring exact amount on day of workshop.

If you would like to order lunch, please email Edwina Fascio at efacio@mciu.org by 1/20/17. The choices for lunch are Giorgio's Classic Chicken Salad Sandwich topped with toasted pecans and sweet dried cranberries; Turkey BLT smoked turkey breast, with maple glazed bacon,our signature mayo spread on a LeBus ciabatta roll; MEDITERRANEAN Salad Crisp greens and baby spinach topped with feta cheese, kalamata olives, fire roasted peppers, red onions and pepperoncinis with balsamic vinaigrette; or SIMPLY CLASSIC COBB SALAD Crisp greens with chopped grilled chicken, cheddar and gorgonzola cheeses, avocado, glazed walnuts, maple bacon, and egg with herb ranch dressing. All meals come with a bottle of water.

Registration will begin one half hour before workshop.

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24. Montgomery County Language Arts Council (MCLAC)

Program: Council Programs

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

Dates: 1/31/2017

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.

25. Wikis, Blogs and Web Publishing: Online Course/Rich Kiker

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

Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators

Dates: 2/1/2017 to 2/28/2017

Global competence has become a required component in our classrooms. It is our responsibility to build and support global learning communities. Digital literacy threads simultaneously with this type curriculum inclusion. Best practices suggest that we build 21st century classrooms, globally competent curriculum, and become powerful facilitators of learning in our arena. This course will aim to help the participants achieve these accomplishments.

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

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

26. Montgomery County Child Accounting Roundtable

Program: Data Governance

Audience: Child Accounting Personnel

Dates: 2/1/2017

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This meeting is an opportunity for child accounting specialists from Montgomery County LEAs to network with colleagues, develop best practices, and discuss pertinent issues in child accounting.

AGENDA
8:15 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Opening

8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
The 2015-2016 Preliminary Summary of Child Accounting
Kathy Rombola, Child Accounting Specialist, Hatboro-Horsham SD

9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Education for the Homeless Student and Impact on the Reporting of Child Accounting
Shane Burroughs, Region 8 Coordinator McKinney-Vento Homeless Act, Bucks County Intermediate Unit

10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Break

10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Child Accounting SharePoint Site
Theo Smith, Data Services Specialist, Montgomery County Intermediate Unit

12:15 p.m.-12:30 p.m.
Additional Questions

27. LETRS Module 9: Teaching Beginning Spelling and Writing

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: K-2 classroom teachers, reading specialists, special education teachers

Dates: 2/1/2017

Module 9 addresses writing instruction for children in grades k-2 who need to be taught the component skills that underlie composition. Drawing on recent research that explains the cognitive and linguistic components of composition skills, a framework for analyzing writing samples is applied to examples of students at several different achievement levels. Instruction that builds automaticity in critical components while teaching children stages of the writing process is explained and modeled. (For grades K-2 classroom teachers, reading specialists, special education teachers.

Registration starts one-half hour before start of workshop.

Lunch is one hour, please bring a bagged lunch or visit a nearby eatery.

28. Dive into STEM (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 2/1/2017

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

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

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

Review for requirements of flying: iFLY FAQs

Complete the iFLY waiver online:iFLY WAIVER

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

29. Google for Education in the Elementary Classroom (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades K-6 and Administrators

Dates: 2/2/2017

Even our youngest learners can enjoy using Google Apps for productivity and creation! This one-day workshop will introduce participants to G Suite for Education and its core apps such as Google Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms, and Drawings. We will explore how these apps can be used to enhance elementary student learning experiences and promote collaboration, creative endeavors, and effective digital communication. Sample student projects suitable for use in grades K-6 will be shared.

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

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

30. MCIU STEM Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Science and Math Curriculum Leaders and Educators

Dates: 2/2/2017

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

31. Grades K-5 How to Facilitate Meaningful Mathematics Discourse and Pose Purposeful Questions (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades K-5

Dates: 2/7/2017 to 3/22/2017

Effective teaching of mathematics facilitates discourse among students to build shared understanding of mathematical ideas by analyzing and comparing student approaches and arguments and by posing purposeful questions to assess and advance students' reasoning and sense making about important mathematical ideas and relationships. Participants will explore various question types and the appropriate time to use each question type, the various patterns of questioning and the components necessary for a culture of discourse in a mathematics classroom. Also, participants will investigate grade level appropriate teacher and student behaviors necessary for successful implementation of questioning and discourse in the classroom.

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

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

32. Unpacking Elementary ELA Performance Tasks (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Elementary Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 2/7/2017

This session will focus on exploring the different types of assessments and the role they play in ELA instruction. Participants will leave with strategies for teaching students to complete performance tasks successfully.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.

33. Journeys Users Group (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Elementary Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 2/7/2017

In this session participants will engage in an open forum with an Houghton Mifflin Harcourt curriculum specialist to examine successes and challenges with other users of Journeys.

Lunch: Will be provided.

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 2/8/2017

During this 1-day professional learning workshop from Kiker Learning, participants will explore best practices in creating a student-centered, inquiry driven 21st-Century technology enhanced math classroom. Teachers will take on a student role throughout the day and will walk away with dynamic math tools, instructional strategies to improve and highlight student mathematical communication, develop a formative assessment system that supports differentiation and flexible grouping, and an effective means to blend and flip math instruction. Teachers will explore student voice and how students understand more deeply when they can communicate their findings, wonderings, and thoughts through creation.

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

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

35. 2016-17 Paraprofessional Training Series: Supporting Students In The Secondary Classroom

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education Paraprofessionals

Dates: 2/9/2017

In this workshop, paraprofessionals will examine topics related to providing support to students in the secondary classroom. Topics include: Understanding the Secondary Transition Process, Strategies for Supporting Students With Mental Health Needs, and Self Determination: Promoting Self-Determination Skills in Secondary Students.

Registration begins on-half hour before workshop.

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

36. Assessing With The Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment (VB-MAPP)

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

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

Dates: 2/9/2017

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

Registration beings on-half hour before workshop.

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

37. Unpacking Secondary ELA Performance Tasks (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Professional Development Facilitator

Dates: 2/9/2017

This session will focus on exploring the different types of assessments and the role they play in ELA instruction. Participants will leave with strategies for teaching students to complete performance tasks successfully.

38. Collections Users Group (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Secondary Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 2/9/2017

In this session participants will engage in an open forum with an Houghton Mifflin Harcourt curriculum specialist to examine success and challenges with other users of Collections.

Lunch: Will be provided.

39. PIL/Act 45 Hours Approved: Learning-Focused Collaborative Conversations:Enhancing Instructional Practice and Student Achievement (Jorgensen Learning Center)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educational leaders responsible for the supervision and evaluation of professional and administrative staff.

Dates: 2/10/2017 to 4/7/2017

Participants may choose to register for this two-day event for 12 Act 48 hours or 25 PIL/Act 45 hours.

While a rubric or state framework play a critical role in defining instruction, the conversations themselves act as the true catalyst for professional learning and ongoing growth. Enhance your leadership skills by learning how to design and hold collaborative conversations that translate performance ratings into focused professional learning. Develop the capacity for effective listening, providing quality feedback and engaging in challenging conversations. Craft and utilize guiding questions that support reflection and generative learning, while creating a quality environment for effective conversations and collaboration. Change the way the conversation unfolds and see enhanced instructional improvements as well as increased student achievement.

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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.
Participants MUST attend both sessions to earn any credit hours and satisfactorily complete job-embedded assignments to qualify for PIL/Act 45 credit.

40. Everyday Math Users Group Meeting - February

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County district leaders

Dates: 2/13/2017

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators for Grades K-3

Dates: 2/14/2017 to 2/16/2017

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Jan 30, 2017

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

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

Cost includes the WRS Starter Kit and handouts.

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

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

42. Practical Strategies for Paraprofessionals Who Work with Students with Executive Functioning Needs

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education Paraprofesionals

Dates: 2/17/2017

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This workshop is specifically designed for paraprofessionals who work with students with Executive Functioning needs in the K-12 classroom. In this workshop paraprofessionals will learn:
• Ready-to-use ideas and strategies for strengthening the achievement of students with executive functioning needs.
•Identify effective methods for monitoring and increasing student independence in inclusive settings through supporting and strengthening their executive functioning skills.
• Learn methods and strategies to support students executive functioning in effort to help manage behaviors that impede learning.

Registration beings on-half hour before workshop.

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

43. Intro to Google Education-AM Session for WALDRON MERCY ACADEMY Staff Only

Program: NonPublic

Audience: WALDRON MERCY EDUCATORS STAFF

Dates: 2/17/2017

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G Suite for Education is an exciting development that allows for anytime/anywhere access and for employees within the organization to communicate more efficiently. During this training, we will review what G Suite for Education is, how Google Drive works, and practice creating and sharing files using the Google productivity software. Please make sure to bring your laptop computer to the training.

44. SafeTALK - Become Suicide Alert-The Staff at The Quaker School at Horsham

Program: Special Education - Psychological Services

Audience: The Quaker School at Horsham Staff only

Dates: 2/17/2017

Participants will learn four basic steps to recognize persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them with suicide helping resources. This four-hour training can help you make a difference.

45. Google Classroom-PM Session for WALDRON MERCY ACADEMY Staff Only

Program: NonPublic

Audience: WALDRON MERCY EDUCATORS STAFF

Dates: 2/17/2017

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Google Classroom is Google's solution for managing the distribution of files and creating assignments for students that largely relies upon using Google Drive. During this session, we will explore the technical side of Google Classroom and also discuss and work with ways in which it can be used in the classroom with students.

46. Increasing Student Collaboration with Google and Other Instructional Tools (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators

Dates: 2/21/2017

During this hands-on workshop, we will explore the collaborative features within the several online tools, including Google. Learn about collaborative online concept mapping, word processing, research, and more. Bring curriculum ideas so that you can create learning experiences that engage students in the use of these collaborative tools. Please bring a laptop so that you can participate in learning experiences.

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

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Grades 6-12

The purpose of this professional development session is to identify the core principles of effective mathematics programs focusing primarily on the importance of instructional supports that can help accelerate learning and significantly narrow the achievement gap. Educators are seeking guidance on how best to teach students with disabilities and disadvantaged students who have traditionally struggled in the area of Algebra. The session will highlight specific strategies to support the development of Algebraic Reasoning and Thinking. Dr. Riccomini draws upon the most currently available research-based evidence for teaching mathematics to struggling students and students with disabilities.

FLYER

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

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.
Grades K-5

Teaching mathematics to struggling elementary students requires skillful planning and deep understanding of mathematical concepts. Additionally, students with disabilities who struggle to learn important mathematics concepts and skills require more intensive instructional supports. The purpose of this session is to introduce and develop specific research-based strategies and instructional practices to promote more effective learning and retention in the areas of computational fluency, multi-step tasks, and problem solving. At the completion of this interactive session, participants will have increased their repertoire of instructional strategies and techniques for helping students of all skill levels achieve improved learning outcomes.

FLYER

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

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.

49. CRA: Addition and Subtraction

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: General Education, Special Education, instructional coaches

Dates: 2/23/2017

Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) method is an intervention for mathematics instruction that research suggests can enhance the mathematics performance of students. It is a three-part strategy, with each part building on previous instruction to promote student learning and retention and to address conceptual knowledge. Participants will develop skills necessary to instruct students on addition and subtraction through practice as both the teacher and learner.

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.

50. MCIU PIIC Meeting

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Montgomery County Coaches

Dates: 2/23/2017

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.

51. CRA: Multiplication and Division

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: General Education, Special Education, instructional coaches

Dates: 2/23/2017

Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) method is an intervention for mathematics instruction that research suggests can enhance the mathematics performance of students. It is a three-part strategy, with each part building on previous instruction to promote student learning and retention and to address conceptual knowledge. Participants will develop skills necessary to instruct students on multiplication and division through practice as both the teacher and learner.

FLYER

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

52. Montgomery County Instructional Council Meeting (MCIC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Curriculum directors, assistant superintendents or other district level leadership staff members involved with instructional duties

Dates: 2/24/2017

This council is for curriculum directors, assistant superintendents or other district level leadership staff members with similar roles.
Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

53. Digital Storytelling: Every Student has a Story (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 2/24/2017

Are you looking for a new method to effectively integrate technology with learning? Do you struggle with empowering students to make emotional connection to the content? Digital Storytelling is a way to capture your students' ideas, emotions, and knowledge through the use of technology and media. This workshop is geared towards K-12 educators who are new to Digital Storytelling. It will focus on the What, Who, How, Why and Where of Digital Storytelling. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of Digital Storytelling in all content areas of curriculum, the process of Digital Storytelling creation, and the tools and apps available to educators.

FLYER

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 2/28/2017

During this 1 day professional learning workshop, participants will dive in and explore methods to create a student-centered, technology enhanced ELA classroom.

As a result of the workshop, participants will be comfortable using:
* Google Classroom, Docs, and Slides to provide feedback during the learning process
* Apps and extensions to support struggling learners
* Dynamic tools to increase student engagement, collaboration, and to create authentic learning experiences
* Various formative assessment tools that can be used to continually inform instruction

FLYER

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

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

55. Multimedia in the Classroom: Online Course/Rich Kiker

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

Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators

Dates: 3/1/2017 to 3/31/2017

This course will help educators learn media editing software as a technical and educational solution to empower themselves and students to develop authentic, relevant, and digital learning. The course content will be based on the Windows and web platforms and will include image, audio, and video editing with all open source or no cost software.

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

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

56. IEP Boot Camp

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

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

Dates: 3/1/2017

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

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

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

57. Classroom-Based Interventions for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: Online Course/Agolino Educational Services, Inc.

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

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 3/5/2017 to 4/1/2017

The participant will be introduced to strategies and techniques for dealing with students who display a high degree of inappropriate behavior. Strategies are intended to raise self-esteem and increase academic success by increasing students' positive experiences in a school setting.

This course is an online Moodle course. Each session is a series of lessons, video, written response and other activities designed to lead the participant to the knowledge that will allow them to meet the session objective.

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

58. We've Assessed With The VB-MAPP, Now What?

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education Teachers K-12, Administrators, Related Service Providers

Dates: 3/7/2017

Assessment is meant to drive inst4ructional decisions as well as what we need to teach and/or what the student still needs to learn. After completing the VB-MAPP, how do you know what skills to address? This training will look at the 3 levels to the Milestones Assessment and how to determine specific programming based on the assessment results. Organizational systems for materials and teaching space will be discussed.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

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

59. Wilson Fundations Level K - Location at Upper Dublin (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators for Grade K

Dates: 3/13/2017

Wait List
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.

60. Wilson Fundations® Level 1 - Location at Upper Dublin (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators for Grade 1

Dates: 3/14/2017

Wait List
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.

61. Youth Mental Health First Aid

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Community members, school personnel and families

Dates: 3/14/2017 to 3/15/2017

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

Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 am

62. 2016-17 Paraprofessional Training Series: I Work in Autism: Now What?

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education Paraprofessionals

Dates: 3/15/2017

In this workshop, paraprofessionals will examine strategies and tools related to enhancing the education of students with Autism. Strategies and practices that paraprofessional members will examine include: Social/Communication and Behavioral Skills,Sensory Concerns and Autism and the Adolescent.

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

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

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

Program: Student Assistance Program

Audience: All public and nonpublic school staff

Dates: 3/16/2017 to 3/29/2017

Schools and agencies wishing to add SAP team members should register the new team member to attend this three-day training. Participants must attend each of the three days and should be aware that state requirements for this training include a take-home, competency task to be completed after the training before Act 48 credits and a certificate of completion are issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Thirty (30) minutes will be allotted for lunch each day and participants are expected to brown-bag their lunch. Thirty Act 48 hours will be reported by PDE. The take-home competency for this training is due September 30, 2017.

64. MCIU Tech Integrators - March 16

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Instructional Technology Specialists

Dates: 3/16/2017

This council is for technology integration specialists and other staff members whose responsibility involves instructional technology and coaching.

65. Montgomery County ESL Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: School personnel involved with ESL/Title III

Dates: 3/16/2017

This meeting is for professional school personnel involved with ESL/Title III.

66. Montgomery County Language Arts Council (MCLAC)

Program: Council Programs

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

Dates: 3/16/2017

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.

67. Transforming ELL Instruction through the Infusion of Technology (ESL)

Program: ESL Workshop

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 3/16/2017

This session is designed to help educators integrate second language acquisition with quality content area instruction that ensures that ELLS acquire social and academic language proficiency in English, learn knowledge and skills through the iPad, and reach their full academic potential. Emphasis will be placed on understanding Apple's advanced customization options that are built into iOS and macOS and how to incorporate them effectively in an ELL setting.

68. Using Simple Debate to Teach the Argumentative Essay (MCLAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: MCLAC Literacy Leaders or designees only

Dates: 3/16/2017

If teenagers love to argue, then why aren't we using this as a springboard to teach them to write persuasively? In this interactive workshop, Literacy Leaders will learn to use this natural "resource" to teach students to argue intelligently with well-supported arguments-exactly what the new PA Core State Standards require. A variety of media, such as PSAs, television newscasts and editorials will be explored.

Audience: MCLAC Literacy Leaders or designees only

69. MCIU PIIC Meeting

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Montgomery County Coaches

Dates: 3/21/2017

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.

70. IMSE Introductory Orton-Gillingham Training 1: Reading Profiency K-1

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: MCIU IDEA Member Services

Dates: 3/22/2017 to 3/24/2017

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Currently, MCIU IDEA Member Services may send one person at no additional cost. The selected attendee must register online (www.mciu.org/register) by January 27, 2017 to be officially enrolled and secure a seat. On January 28, 2017 enrollment will be opened to any interested school district. Please contact your district's Director of Special Education before enrolling.

Participants must attend all three days to earn Act 48 credit hours. Training will be facilitated by an instructor from the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education (IMSE).

Participants will learn:
* Phonemic awareness
* Multi-sensory strategies for reading, writing and spelling (phonetic words)
* Syllabication patterns for decoding and encoding
* Student assessment

Participants receive the following materials:
* IMSE Introductory Training Manual
* IMSE Assessment Manual
* Recipe for Reading
* Comprehensive Syllable Division Word Book
* Phoneme Grapheme Card Pack
* Syllable Division Cards

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.
Must attend all three sessions

71. Social Skills: More Than Just Talking and Playing with Each Other

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: General and Special Educators, Administrators, Related Service Providers

Dates: 3/22/2017

Social Skills is a broad =term used across fields to describe human behavior as it related to interactions between people. In education, we spend a great deal of time talking about and trying to teacher "social skills" to students. This workshop will break these important skills down further and discuss how they grow and change across the age spans. practical practice in specific "social skills strategies" will be provided.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

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

72. Montgomery County Middle School Principal's Meeting

Program: Council Programs

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

Dates: 3/22/2017

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

73. Montgomery County High School Principal's Meeting (HSP)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Limited to Montgomery County high school principals or his/her designee.

Dates: 3/22/2017

This council is limited to Montgomery County high school principals or his/her designee.

74. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Refresher Training

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: MCIU and Public School Professional Staff in Montgomery County

Dates: 3/23/2017

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This training will review the basic tenets of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention including personal safety techniques and principles. There is a participant workbook and culminating test. Participants who have not attended the refresher training within two years will be required to renew their certification by attending the Initial training.

Registration will begin one-half hour before workshop.

Price includes cost of book.

75. Supporting Students with Autism and Other Complex Instructional Needs with Math Instruction (2 day workshop)

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

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

Dates: 3/23/2017 to 5/4/2017

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

Participants must attend both days of this workshop.

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

Registration will begin one-half hour before workshop.

76. The Cyber World of Youth

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Educators, Counselors and Administrators

Dates: 3/23/2017

Wait List
Social media can be a great way for youth to connect with each other and the larger world around them. We live our lives on social media, which can give a voice to the voiceless, educate, and promote support within a variety of online communities. However, while creating a social media presence can be akin to building a "brand"½ harmless in moderation, excessive involvement can lead to a host of issues and problems. The digital connectedness youth engage in regularly with others does not does not necessarily truly connect them to those around them. Every year, teens spend almost 7 full work days taking selfies, as do many adults. Psychologists and others conducting research on this relatively recent phenomenon have found a correlation between "selfiun"½ (selfie taking) and a multitude of mental health issues. Among those are narcissistic personality traits, addiction, eating disorders, self-objectification, depression, and body dysmorphic disorder. Lunch is included at no cost

77. Montgomery County Instructional Council Meeting (MCIC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Curriculum directors, assistant superintendents or other district level leadership staff members involved with instructional duties

Dates: 3/31/2017

This council is for curriculum directors, assistant superintendents or other district level leadership staff members with similar roles.
Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

78. Montgomery County Gifted Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: MCIU Gifted Council Members

Dates: 3/31/2017

This meeting is for professional staff who have have a district leadership role in the implementation and management of programming for gifted education.

79. Building Social Media for Educators: Online Course/Rich Kiker

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

Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators

Dates: 4/1/2017 to 4/30/2017

This course aims to give administrators, teachers, and other education professionals the competencies to connect, collaborate, and create a personal learning network. Participants will leverage the power of social media to build a connected community to enhance the learning environment for themselves and their students. Each participant will have the opportunity to construct their community within many platforms like Twitter, Ning, Delicious, LinkedIn, and many other social media outlets.

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

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

80. Leading Complex Change (Jorgensen Learning Center)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educational leaders at any level including central office, building, supervisory and teacher leaders

Dates: 4/6/2017

For Jorgensen Learning Center leading is learning and learning is essential to meet the consistent challenges of change. Learn effective communication practices that will enable you to address change through every conversation and during every meeting. These are opportunities to talk about change in ways people can understand, shape a shared vision they can sign onto and sustain momentum and create commitment. Develop your team's capacity to learn, adapt and transform through focused conversations that enable you to effectively initiate, design, plan, lead and monitor change efforts.

Participant outcomes include:
* Design work activities in line with the enterprise goals and vision.
* Identify the current reality and establish the desired future state.
* Identify work that is not in alignment with enterprise goals and take steps to eliminate those work efforts or mitigate their negative effects.
* Identify and help create desired conditions in the teams or departments they lead, and mitigate undesired conditions.
* Design conversations that facilitate a successful change process.
* Enroll and commit your team to the new change by developing frameworks and processes to guide them through.
* Learn how 5 Learning Disciplines can extend your change leadership capabilities and develop personal strategies to become a more effective change leader.

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.

81. QPR - Gatekeeper Course - Ask a Questioin, Save a Life

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Teachers, administrators, front line workers, clergy, volunteers, law enforement

Dates: 4/19/2017

QPR stands for QUESTION, PERSUADE, and REFER - the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, neighbor.

82. MCIU Tech Integrators - April 19

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Instructional Technology Specialists

Dates: 4/19/2017

This council is for technology integration specialists and other staff members whose responsibility involves instructional technology and coaching.

83. 2016-17 Parprofessional Training Series: Resources Related to Supporting Independence

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education Paraprofessionals

Dates: 4/20/2017

In this workshop, paraprofessionals will examine resources, strategies, and tools related to enhancing the work of paraprofessionals in the classroom. Resources, strategies, and tools that will be explored include the following: Specially Designed Instruction, Data Collection, Technology and Resources Related to Supporting Independence.

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

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

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

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

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

Dates: 4/20/2017

As part of the ongoing ABA Series, this session will focus on specific teaching strategies across the verbal operants. Errorless teaching as well as error correction procedures will be a core part to this workshop as well as how to develop mand programs and specific teaching procedures/prompt strategies for the teaching of the verbal operants. The use of variable reinforcement (VR) will be addressed. Finally, different ways to collect data will be shared.

Registration will begin one-half hour before workshop. Lunch will be 1 hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

85. SafeTALK - Become Suicide Alert

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Teachers, administrators, front line workers, clergy, volunteers, law enforcement

Dates: 4/25/2017

Participants will learn four basic steps to recognize persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them with suicide helping resources. This four-hour training can help you make a difference.

86. Montgomery County Instructional Council Meeting (MCIC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Curriculum directors, assistant superintendents or other district level leadership staff members involved with instructional duties

Dates: 4/28/2017

This council is for curriculum directors, assistant superintendents or other district level leadership staff members with similar roles.
Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

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

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

Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators

Dates: 5/1/2017 to 5/31/2017

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

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

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

88. Co-Teaching: Creating Collaborative Partnerships

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Regular and Special Education teachers KI-12, Administrators

Dates: 5/3/2017 to 10/25/2017

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

FLYER

Registration will begin one-half hour before workshop.

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

89. Paraprofessional Training: Preparing The Clasroom Learning Environment

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education Paraprofessionals

Dates: 5/3/2017

Participants will examine the following topics related to understanding key facets related to academic instruction, instructional strategies and classroom behavior management in supporting student learning in the classroom. The topics include: Learning Styles and Students Performance, The Basics of Classroom Management, St5udents in Crisis: Understanding the Conflict Cycle.

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

Registration will begin one-half hour before workshop.

90. CRA: Fractions

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: General Education, Special Education, instructional coaches

Dates: 5/10/2017

Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) method is an intervention for mathematics instruction that research suggests can enhance the mathematics performance of students. It is a three-part strategy, with each part building on previous instruction to promote student learning and retention and to address conceptual knowledge. Participants will develop skills necessary to instruct students on fractions through practice as both the teacher and learner.

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.

91. Harassment, Hate & Cyberbullying

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Dates: 5/10/2017

Wait List
Digital speech affords youth the ability to engage with their peers continuously, discussing everything from the inane to the important. It also affords our students the ability to engage in cyberbullying, delivering a deluge of cruel and harmful messages and images, sometimes crossing the legal boundaries of speech. A considerable amount of cyberbullying is sexual harassment. Often, LGBTQ students experience exceptionally high rates of cyberbullying. This workshop will address the intersection of online sexual harassment, and cyberbullying focused on gender identification and sexual orientation.

92. Dive into STEM (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 5/11/2017

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

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

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

Review for requirements of flying: iFLY FAQs

Complete the iFLY waiver online: iFLY WAIVER

FLYER

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

93. MCIU STEM Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Science and Math Curriculum Leaders and Educators

Dates: 5/15/2017

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

94. Everyday Math Users Group Meeting - May

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County district leaders

Dates: 5/15/2017

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

95. Ethics - Hot Topics in Ethics and Ethical Myths and Mysteries

Program: Special Education - Psychological Services

Audience: Psychologist and Social Workers

Dates: 5/16/2017

AM - Hot Topics in Ethics: This is a vignette based workshop focusing on the issues that generate the most questions to local, state and national ethics committees. In addition to boundary issues and confidentiality, topics include release of test data, informal resolution of ethical dilemmas by another mental health professional, multicultural competence, supervision and internet dilemmas. The vignettes are designed to promote discussion. This workshop will involve the participants in the application of ethical decision making for mental health professionals. Participants are invited to discuss their own ethical dilemmas.

PM - Ethical Myths and Mysteries: Have you ever wondered where conventional wisdom comes from? Do we always have to give clients three names when making a referral, or always warn identified third parties when a client threatens them, and is it really a good idea to get a suicidal client to sign a "suicide contract?". Where are these things written? Where did they come from? This workshop will look at some common risk management and ethical beliefs and examine the rationale behind them. Do these ideas originate in professional standards, principle-based ethics, or are they myths?

Lunch will be from 12:00 - 1:00.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

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96. MCIU PIIC Meeting

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Montgomery County Coaches

Dates: 5/17/2017

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.

97. Montgomery County Instructional Council Meeting (MCIC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Curriculum directors, assistant superintendents or other district level leadership staff members involved with instructional duties

Dates: 5/19/2017

This council is for curriculum directors, assistant superintendents or other district level leadership staff members with similar roles.
Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

98. Increasing Academic Rigor for Classrooms Implementing ABA Programs

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Dates: 5/23/2017

ABA Programs do wonderful things around establishing instructional control Once instructional control has been established, have you ever wondered, What else can I be doing to address skill development outside the verbal Operants? Do you have students who have splinter skills in reading and math, even though their VB-MAPP is not complete? Then this workshop is for you. Participants will look at how to create a schedule that allows for specific ABA/Intensive Teaching time across the verbal operants, while also developing literacy and math skills in other sessions.

Registration will begin one-half hour before workshop.

99. Montgomery County ESL Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: School personnel involved with ESL/Title III

Dates: 5/23/2017

This meeting is for professional school personnel involved with ESL/Title III.

100. Montgomery County Language Arts Council (MCLAC)

Program: Council Programs

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

Dates: 5/24/2017

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.

101. Montgomery County Project MAX: Annual Scaling Up

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: All Montgomery County Project MAX team members

Dates: 5/31/2017

ALL Montgomery County Project MAX teams will engage in an annual scaling up meeting where team progress is reviewed, action planning for the following year is completed, and team presentations are made that showcase the successful maximization of access to instruction aligned to PA Core Standards for students with complex instructional needs.

Laptops are required for this session.,

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

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.