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

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

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

Dates: 3/23/2017

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Module 2 delves into the vital topic of phonology and its important relationship to reading, spelling, and oral language. Participants learn the speech-sound system (not just a list of sounds) of English. Participants actively practice the production of speech sounds. They learn which sounds are confusable and how to give corrective feedback to students. Video modeling and role-play are used to practice instructional activities.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.
Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

2. 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.

3. 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

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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.

4. The Cyber World of Youth

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Educators, Counselors and Administrators

Dates: 3/23/2017

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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" 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" (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

5. CDT Adminstrator Overview Session (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Montgomery County Public School Buidling and District Administrators only

Dates: 3/23/2017

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Have you been wondering what's new with the CDT or how the data can be interpreted and used to drive instruction, determine gaps in student learning and review curriculum alignment? What best practices are occurring across the commonwealth around the CDT?

Join us for an overview sessions on why the CDT would be a good assessment tool for your school or district.

This workshop is only for Montgomery County Public School Building and District Administrators.

Registration: Begins at 12:30 PM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.

6. Youth Mental Health First Aid (rescheduled date)

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Community members, school personnel and families

Dates: 3/27/2017 to 3/28/2017

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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

7. Language Acquisition/Course 2 (Cohort 2)

Program: ESL Program Specialist Certificate

Audience: PA Educators

Dates: 3/27/2017 to 6/16/2017

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ONLY APPROVED COHORT 2 MEMBERS MAY ENROLL

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Course Number: EDL507 Language Acquisition

The focus of this course is to develop knowledge and skills in the areas of structure of the English language, grammar, and pronunciation, including lexical, morphological, syntax, phonological and pragmatic components. Educators taking this course will develop knowledge of the process of first and second language acquisition, including developmental issues in verbal, nonverbal skills, and vocabulary. They will also develop knowledge and skills to assist ELLs to communicate using verbal and non-verbal language.

8. Maker Learning Resource Fair - District and Building Administrators Only

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: District and Buildling Administrators Only

Dates: 3/29/2017

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Are teachers in your district asking to create Makerspaces? Are you seeking ways to cultivate meaningful learning inside a Makerspace that is already established? Join us for our Maker Learning Resource Fair as we explore the "why" behind maker learning and preview resources that can support this type of learning in schools.

Superintendent Glenn Robbins will kick-off the day with a keynote, highlighting maker learning in his previous district and giving us insight into his plans as he initiates new projects at Tabernacle Township School District. Following the keynote, attendees will have the opportunity to rotate between vendor presentations. Participating vendors include: DefinedSTEM, Everfi, Corbett Experience Center, Solid Technologies, Rokenbok Education and Eduporium. Attendees will leave with ideas and resources for leading and encouraging maker learning in their schools or district.

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Lunch: Will be provided.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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: 4/1/2017 to 4/30/2017

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.

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.

12. Paper Tigers (Documentary Screening Event)

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Social Workers, Counselors, Psychologists, Addition Professionals, Community Based MentalHealth Providers, School Staff, System Partners, Youth and their familes

Dates: 4/6/2017

Paper Tigers is an intimate look into the lives of selected students at Lincoln High School, an alternative school that specializes in educating traumatized youth. Set amidst the struggling rural community of Walla Walla, WA, the film intimately examines the inspiring promise of Trauma-Informed Communities - a movement that is showing great promise in healing youth struggling with the dark legacy of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

Registration begins one-half hour before registration.

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13. CPR/First Aid Training St. Katherine's Day School Only

Program: NonPublic

Audience: St. Katherine's Day School only

Dates: 4/10/2017

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This is a wonderful opportunity to become CPR/First Aid certified or re-certified.

Participants will receive training in Adult First Aid, Environmental Emergencies, Adult/Child CPR with Mask and Adult/Child AED. American Heart Association Cards will be distributed at the end of the training and will be valid for two years.

The First Aid Manual and the mask are included in the cost.

14. Scaffolding Close Reading to Promote Text Analysis- NONPUBLIC EDUCATORS ONLY

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: NONPUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATORS

Dates: 4/18/2017

How do we support reders to move beyond low level questions into analysis of complex text? Participants will learn strategies to support readers to understand and interpret text by specifically focusing on how a text works. Participants should bring a few samples of informational text from their classroom resources.

15. SafeTALK - Become Suicide Alert

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

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

Dates: 4/19/2017

Participants will learn the 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!

Registration begins one half hour before workshop.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. 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.

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19. 2 MLP Users Group (Frontline Education)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 4/20/2017

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The purpose of the MLP Users Group is to support your district's professional growth team in deepening the team's collective knowledge about our systems to empower your organization in fully maximizing all applicable features in support of your district's goals and best practices. Consistent with our past User Group Meetings, we will facilitate sharing across districts and respond to your specific questions and areas of interest.

To get the most out of this free learning opportunity, we strongly encoursage districts to send two or more individuals who are regular users on MyLearning Plan PDMS (now called Frontline Professional Learning Mangagement) and MyLearning Plan OASYS (now called Frontline Evaluation Management). Frontline personnel will also be discussing the new platform options that will more closely connect Frontline products together (Aesop, VeriTime, MyLearning Plan, etc.) and streamline software administration. We are excited to have Susan Walters and Phil Carr from Frontline leading our sessions.

For each session below you will need to select "ATTEND" or "NOT ATTEND".
You can come to all three sessions or just one.


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM MyLearning Plan PDMS
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch provided by Frontline
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM MyLearning Plan OASYS


Content Questions Contact: Phill Carr at pcarr@frontlineed.com
Registration Questions Contact: Lois Winton at Lwinton@mciu.org

20. "Future Ready" and Act 339 Plan Development

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Administrators, School Counselor, Supervisors and Coordinators, etc.

Dates: 4/21/2017

Are students being adequately prepared for today's workforce and post-secondary opportunities through K-Career counseling and planning provided in your school/district?

What documentation and evidence do PDE site auditors look for within the mandated Chapter 339 Guidance Counselor Program?

Chapter 339 Audit Documentation and Evidence Guide.pdf

Do all educators within your system understand and support the "school and career connection?"

Attend this workshop and learn about the role of administrators in Act 339 planning and the impact on our students and workforce.

21. QPR Gatekeeper Course - Montgomery County School District Personnel Only

Program: Special Education - Psychological Services

Audience: Montgomery County Public School Personnel Only

Dates: 4/25/2017

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer - the three 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.

22. Produce-ing STEM by Cultivating School Gardens

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: People who work with school gardens

Dates: 4/26/2017

Join Montgomery County Intermediate Unit and Hoa ʻAina O Makaha for a unique, hands-on,interactive professional learning workshop. Hoa ʻAina O Makaha, a nonprofit, five-acre farm in Makaha, Hawaii, dedicated to the children of the community developed from a barren piece of land into an educational resource center. The Farm, as it is known by community residents, was founded over 37 years ago by Luigi "Gigi" Cocquio.

Participants will -Learn the potential of how STEM learning can be amplified in a school garden -Explore how school gardens provide natural Problem Based Learning (PBL) opportunities -Travel to stations that spotlight the integration of Core subject areas to school gardens -Investigate community resources -Virtually meet Gigi to hear his story and ask questions

A $30 contribution is requested at the time of the workshop in the form of a check made payable to Hoa Aina O' Makaha.

23. 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.

24. 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.

25. 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: 5/1/2017 to 5/31/2017

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.

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.

26. PREPaRE Workshop 1, Second Edition, 2011: Crisis Prevention and Preparedness: Comprehensive School Safety Planning - by invitation only

Program: Special Education - Psychological Services

Audience: Mont. County Public School Crisis Team Members Only

Dates: 5/2/2017

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This 1-day workshop provides school-based mental health professionals, administrators, security professionals,and other educators the knowledge and resources to help them establish and sustain comprehensive school safety and crisis prevention and preparedness efforts. With updated research and strategies, this workshop makes a clear connection between ongoing school safety and crisis preparedness. It also will emphasize the unique needs and functions of school teams and the steps involved in developing these teams, including a model that integrates school personnel and community provider roles. The workshop also explores how to prepare for school crises by developing, exercising, and evaluating safety and crisis plans. Also provided is a broad overview of the school crisis team's roles and responsibilities, with a special emphasis on crisis prevention and preparedness.

Who Should Receive Workshop 1 Training? PREPaRE Workshop 1 is appropriate for all school personnel who need to understand how the comprehensive school crisis team is organized and functions. This can include but is not limited to school mental health professionals, administrators, teachers, other pupil services personnel, security officers, front office staff,transportation directors, and before and after school activities coordinators.

This workshop is restricted to crisis teams in Montgomery County Public School Districts and is by invitation only.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

27. 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.

28. From Consumer to Creator: Leveraging iPads to Unleash Student Creativity (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 5/4/2017

Do your students have the opportunity to create digital stories, animations or screencasts while using iPads in the classroom? Many schools have subscriptions to content providers (e.g. Study Island, ST Math, etc.)to teach and reinforce skills, but endless opportunities exist when students can create their own evidence of learning! Come to this workshop to learn how to leverage iPads to extend students' thinking and offer them the opportunity to show what they know in a variety of formats.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): It is recommended that participants bring their own iPads. A small number of iPads will be available to borrow for the training. Please contact the instructor if you would like to request an iPad: bmulartrick@mciu.org.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

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

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

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

Dates: 5/9/2017

Module 3 explores the structure of and history of English spelling from several angles: historical layers in English orthography; phoneme-grapheme correspondences; letter patterns in orthography, including syllable types; orthographic rules; and meaningful word parts (morphemes). We will review the differences between syllables and morphemes and between irregular and high-frequency words. Many exercises allow teachers to develop confidence with phonics, spelling, and word study.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.
Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

30. OneNote: Collaborating, Communicating, Creating, and Thinking Critically (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Grade 6-12 Teachers, Coaches, Administrators

Dates: 5/9/2017

Explore OneNote in-depth. Learn the finer points of building a notebook and setting it up effectively. Once you create a notebook, see how you can send anything that is printable to OneNote, so that your students can take notes and mark-up the text. Add photos, screen shots, video, audio, and files to the notebook.

Office 365 and OneNote are a winning combination. With the power of Office 365, the notebooks you create can be shared with colleagues and students, and they can share with you. Learn OneNote's powerful search capabilities, its research tools, and note-taking/making tools. Most importantly, see how it can be used in your classroom by 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.

31. CRA: Fractions (M)

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.

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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.

32. Harassment, Hate & Cyberbullying

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Dates: 5/10/2017

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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.

33. 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

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

34. 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.

35. 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.

36. 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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37. IEP Boot Camp

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

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

Dates: 5/16/2017

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.

38. 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.

39. 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.

40. Co-Teaching: Creating Collaborative Partnerships

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

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

Dates: 5/23/2017 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.

41. 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.

42. 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.

43. OneNote Class Notebook - The Ultimate Tool for Your Class (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Grade 6-12 Teachers, Coaches, Administrators

Dates: 5/24/2017

Imagine a virtual 3-ring binder that everyone in your class can access. OneNote Class Notebook provides teachers with the ability to distribute materials to students and share handouts with students. Perfect for group work, it offers a collaboration space for everyone in class to share. Finally, it includes a private notebook for individual students to share with their teacher. In many cases, it links directly to your learning management system. (A basic understanding of OneNote is recommended for those taking this course.)

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.

44. 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.

45. 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.

46. 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: 6/1/2017 to 6/30/2017

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.

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.

47. Microsoft Classroom - Teachers and Students Managing the Workflow (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Grade 6-12 Teachers, Coaches, Administrators

Dates: 6/1/2017

If your school has Office 365, Microsoft Classroom is a dashboard that pulls all of the pieces together. It helps you to manage multiple sections of the same class, create and grade assignments, collaborate with other teachers in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), and provide feedback to 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.

48. Paraprofessional Training Series: Implementing and Monitoring Instruction

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education Paraprofessionals

Dates: 6/6/2017

characters In this workshop, paraprofessionals will examine topics related to working with regular and special education teachers, related service providers, and other school staff members in implementing and monitoring student instruction plans as written. Strategies that paraprofessional members will examine include:

* Interpreting, Implementing and Monitoring Instructional Plans
* Understanding Effective Strategies for Reading, Math, and Writing
* Procedures for Collecting and Maintaining Accurate Data.

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

49. Youth Mental Health First Aid

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Community members, school personnel and families

Dates: 6/7/2017 to 6/8/2017

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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

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

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Computer Science Principles Educators

Dates: 6/26/2017 to 6/29/2017

You may only take this course once for graduate credit (Computer Science Principals 2016).

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers for AP Computer Science Principles. The instructor is College Board approved and will provide the most current information, best practices and resources to teach the AP Computer Science Principles content.

Graduate Credit Option

FLYER

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

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 5, 2017

51. Advanced Placement Summer Institute European History (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP European History Educators

Dates: 6/26/2017 to 6/29/2017

You may only take this course once for graduate credit (European History 2017).

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers for AP European History. The instructor is College Board approved and will provide the most current information, best practices and resources to teach the AP European History content.

FLYER

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

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 5, 2017

52. Advanced Placement Summer Institute French Language & Culture (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP French Language & Culture Educators

Dates: 6/26/2017 to 6/29/2017

You may only take this course once for graduate credit (French Language & Culture 2017).

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers for AP French Language & Culture. The instructor is College Board approved and will provide the most current information, best practices and resources to teach the AP French Language & Culture content.

FLYER

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

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 5, 2017

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

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

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

Dates: 6/26/2017 to 6/29/2017

You may only take this course once for graduate credit (U.S. History 2017).

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers for AP U.S. History. The instructor is College Board approved and will provide the most current information, best practices and resources to teach the AP U.S. History content.

FLYER

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

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 5, 2017

54. Advanced Placement Summer Institute World History (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP World History Educators

Dates: 6/26/2017 to 6/29/2017

You may only take this course once for graduate credit (World History 2017).

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers for Computer Science Principles. The instructor is College Board approved and will provide the most current information, best practices and resources to teach the AP World History content.

FLYER

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

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 5, 2017

55. Carnegie Math Academy: Early Number Concepts (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades K-3

Dates: 6/26/2017 to 6/30/2017

This intensive CCSS aligned workshop for educators is designed to expand teacher's understanding of content and pedagogy.

Big Math Ideas:
* Analyze mathematical tasks.
* Investigate characteristics of the base-ten number system.
* Use physical models to explore number relationships.
* Develop number sense through number construction and deconstruction.
* Expand the base-ten number system to include very small and very large numbers.
* Use models to represent operations with whole numbers.
* Explore and model integers.

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.

56. Carnegie Math Academy: Geometric Thinking (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades 5-8

Dates: 6/26/2017 to 6/30/2017

This intensive CCSS aligned workshop for educators is designed to expand teachers' understanding of content and pedagogy.

Big Math Ideas
* Analyze mathematical tasks.
* Sort shapes to define attributes.
* Complete and describe basic geometric constructions using a variety of tools.
* Investigate quadrilaterals.
* Discover the Pythagorean Theorem.
* Perform transformations is a variety of ways.
* Construct nest and model geometric solids.
* Use manipulatives and technology to derive various formulas.

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.

57. 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: 6/30/2017

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.

58. 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: 7/1/2017 to 7/31/2017

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.

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.

59. 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: 8/1/2017 to 8/31/2017

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.

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.

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators for Grades 2-12

Dates: 8/1/2017 to 8/3/2017

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 14, 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.

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*

61. 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: 8/2/2017

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.

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Classroom and Spec Ed Teachers Grades K-2, Reading Specialist, Intervention Teachers, Literacy Leaders, and Principals

Dates: 8/3/2017

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 K-2.
* Learn the basic elements of a guided reading lesson through observation and discussion.
* Explore how to support and expand readers' ability to think within, beyond and about the text.
* Analyze leveled books to better understand the Fountas & Pinnell A-Z Text Gradient and how to match books to readers.
* Focus on assessment and how running records and anecdotal evidence help inform our instruction in guided reading.

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.

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

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

Dates: 8/4/2017

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.

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.

64. Advanced Placement Summer Institute U.S. Government & Politics (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

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

Dates: 8/7/2017 to 8/10/2017

You may only take this course once for graduate credit (U.S. Government & Politics 2016).

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers for U.S. Government & Politics. The instructor is College Board approved and will provide the most current information, best practices and resources to teach the AP U.S. Government & Politics content.

FLYER

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

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 17, 2017

65. Advanced Placement Summer Institute Music Theory (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Music Theory Educators

Dates: 8/7/2017 to 8/10/2017

You may only take this course once for graduate credit (Music Theory 2017).

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers for AP Music Theory. The instructor is College Board approved and will provide the most current information, best practices and resources to teach the AP Music Theory content.

FLYER

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

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 17, 2017

66. Advanced Placement Summer Institute Psychology (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Psychology Educators

Dates: 8/7/2017 to 8/10/2017

You may only take this course once for graduate credit (Psychology 2017).

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers for AP Psychology. The instructor is College Board approved and will provide the most current information, best practices and resources to teach the AP Psychology content.

FLYER

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

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 17, 2017

67. Advanced Placement Summer Institute Spanish Language & Culture (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Spanish Language & Culture Educators

Dates: 8/7/2017 to 8/10/2017

You may only take this course once for graduate credit (Spanish Language 2017).

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers for AP Spanish Language & Culture. The instructor is College Board approved and will provide the most current information, best practices and resources to teach the AP Spanish Language $ Culture content.

FLYER

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

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 17, 2017

68. Advanced Placement Summer Institute Statistics (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Statistics Educators

Dates: 8/7/2017 to 8/10/2017

You may only take this course once for graduate credit (Statistics 2017).

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers for AP Statistics. The instructor is College Board approved and will provide the most current information, best practices and resources to teach the AP Statistics content.

FLYER

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

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 17, 2017

69. 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: 8/7/2017 to 10/4/2017

This Heinemann Professional Development is designed to give participants an in depth understanding of the LLI Systems Grades K-2 (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.

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*

70. STEMulate Your Mind - Grades 5-8 (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers Grades 5-8

Dates: 8/8/2017 to 10/11/2017

Educators talk about "STEM" all the time, but many struggle with actually building upon the principles of this movement into their instruction. What does "STEM" really mean? How can it transform learning opportunities for students? During this two-year cohort, participants will develop instructional practices tied to critical thinking skills, authentic connections, standards, career possibilities, and transdisciplinary learning to create the environments needed to prepare students for a complex world. It is required that all participants attend all meetings during the first year of this cohort, and there will be an option to attend year two, which will center on moving from the theory to practice.

FLYER

Subscriber Cost: $350 each or $300 each with 3 or more registrants. Discount will be manually adjusted at the completion of the workshop.

Regular Cost: $450 each or $400 each with 3 or more registrants. Discount will be manually adjusted at the completion of the workshop.

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

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

71. Carnegie Math Academy: Early Fraction Concepts (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades 2-5

Dates: 8/14/2017 to 8/18/2017

This Intensive CCSS aligned workshop for educators is designed to expand teachers' understanding of content and pedagogy.

Big Math Ideas:
* Analyze mathematical tasks.
* Investigate multiple representations of fractions.
* Connect fractions as parts to whole and whole to parts.
* Explore equivalent fractions.
* Determine fractional representations given parts of the whole.
* Compare and order fractions.
* Examine fractions as division.
* Use models of fractions as division.

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.

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 8/14/2017

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.

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.

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

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

Dates: 8/15/2017 to 8/16/2017

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

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

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

FLYER

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

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators for Grades 2-12

Dates: 8/15/2017 to 8/17/2017

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 28, 2017

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

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*

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 8/17/2017

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.

76. 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: 9/1/2017 to 9/30/2017

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.

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.

77. Fountas and Pinnell's Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades K-2 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Classroom and Spec Ed Teachers Grades K-2, Reading Specialist, Intervention Teachers, Literacy Leaders, and Principals

Dates: 10/2/2017

GRADES K-2

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

Course goals:
* Gain an overview of the components of the literacy framework as described in Guided Reading, including interactive read-aloud, shared reading, guided reading and independent reading.
* Understand how to manage and design meaningful literacy experiences that foster independent learning in grades K-2.
* Learn the basic elements of a guided reading lesson through observation and discussion.
* Explore how to support and expand readers' ability to think within, beyond and about the text.
* Analyze leveled books to better understand the Fountas & Pinnell A-Z Text Gradient and how to match books to readers.
* Focus on assessment and how running records and anecdotal evidence help inform our instruction in guided reading.

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.

78. Fountas and Pinnell's Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades 3-6 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

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

Dates: 10/3/2017

GRADES 3-6

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.

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.

79. GOOGLE EDUCATOR Level 2 Certification Boot Camp (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

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

Dates: 10/4/2017

During this one day learning experience, participants will learn the essentials of G Suite for Education with a focus on the skills and techniques needed to complete the online exam to achieve Google Educator Level 2 status. A custom eGuide is included for all participants. Rich Kiker will facilitate the session and guide participants through various activities and classroom examples using media rich content, web based tutorials, and video learning libraries. Please bring a Chromebook or laptop with the Chrome browser and internet access.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD: Bring your own Device.
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.

80. 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: 10/5/2017

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.

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*

81. STEMulate Your Mind - Grades K-4 (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers Grades K-4

Dates: 10/18/2017 to 3/21/2018

Educators talk about "STEM" all the time, but many struggle with actually building upon the principles of this movement into their instruction. What does "STEM" really mean? How can it transform learning opportunities for students? During this two-year cohort, participants will develop instructional practices tied to critical thinking skills, authentic connections, standards, career possibilities, and transdisciplinary learning to create the environments needed to prepare students for a complex world. It is required that all participants attend all meetings during the first year of this cohort, and there will be an option to attend year two, which will center on moving from the theory to practice.

FLYER

Subscriber Cost: $350 each or $300 each with 3 or more registrants. Discount will be manually adjusted at the completion of the workshop.

Regular Cost: $450 each or $400 each with 3 or more registrants. Discount will be manually adjusted at the completion of the workshop.

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

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

82. Gamification: An Evidence Based Approach to Understanding and Creating Learning Games (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 10/19/2017

Under the right conditions learning occurs in games. But learning doesn't occur in all games - even ones intended to lead to learning. Why? What makes a game effective from a learning perspective? Learn research-based recommendations for using games in K-12 curriculum. Discover game features that lead to impactful learning outcomes.

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

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