Catalog: Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU)

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1. Executive Functioning Skills - Day 2

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: teachers, school psychologists, therapists, guidance counselors and school social workers, parents and paras.

Dates: 2/26/2020

Starting Today
(PRE-REQUISITE to this session -Teaching Executive Functioning Skills- An Overview held 8/13/19 or 1/29/20)

Description:

Students with executive functioning skill deficits require explicit instruction, guided practice, and reinforcement in order to learn and apply skills related to organizing materials, initiating tasks, and managing their time. Often, they require visual strategies or technology to prompt and reinforce completion of routines related to these skills. When students lack these executive function skills, the result is often incomplete assignments, a downward spiral of disengagement, and/or over-reliance on verbal prompts.

Objective:

In this session, K-12 educators will learn how to assess skills related to organization, task initiation, and time management. Participants will learn how to explicitly teach, reinforce, and progress monitor these skills, and how to address these skills in the IEP.

There will be an emphasis on practical strategies for integrating instruction in these skills into school routines and schedules. Participants will learn how to utilize graphic organizers and technology to teach, prompt, and reinforce these skills.

Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for Pennsylvania districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants.


If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

2. Ethically and Legally Defensible Speech-Language Services in Public Schools

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Speech Language Pathologists, Supervisors of Special Education are invited to attend.

Dates: 2/26/2020

Location: Hohl

Starting Today
This ASHA webinar will examine legal cases from around the U.S. that address common challenges that school-based SLPs face when making recommendations and providing services. The course will incorporate the ASHA Code of Ethics to highlight relevant ethical principles and will also review conflict resolution steps to facilitate work relationships that benefit student services. Learning Objectives:

You will be able to:





•identify relevant state regulations and other resources to inform your recommendations for services





•recommend services that are supported by the ASHA Code of Ethics and relevant case law





•create a flow chart of staff at your school/district to contact to resolve conflicts

Please note: This ASHA Webinar will be replayed at BCIU. A professional discussion regarding the information presented will follow.

Audience: Speech Language Pathologists, Supervisors of Special Education are invited to attend.

Any questions, feel free to contact Josie Brunner @josbru@berksiu.org

3. Computational Art (Kutztown) "EPIC NETWORK"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 2/26/2020

Location: Lincoln

Starting Today
This workshop combines art and computer programming. Explore color theory, shapes, composition and relationship, and perspective through an artistic and computational lens using developmentally appropriate programming tools. No coding experience necessary. Hands-on experiences in laser engraving at Catalyst-Kutztown session.

Participants will receive a mileage reimbursement for attending this training.

This is a free training for in county educators.

Access to the Lending Library will be available following this training.

4. The SCRIPT- (Strategic Computer Science for all Resource & Implementation Planning Tool)

Program: Professional Development

Audience: For districts who received a PAsmart targeted grant, but open for anyone interested in The SCRIPT

Dates: 3/2/2020

Location: Commonwealth AB

Starting Soon
The SCRIPT - the Strategic CSforALL (Computer Science for All) Resource & Implementation Planning Tool - is a framework to guide teams of district administrators, school leaders, and educators through a series of collaborative visioning, self-assessment and goal-setting exercises to create or expand upon a computer science education implementation plan for their students(CSforALL).

The workshop will focus on facilitation of a local SCRIPT workshop and assist LEAs as they participate in a SCRIPT workshop which includes creating a computer science (CS) Vision for their district, evaluating current CS programs, and goal setting for future work.

IMPORTANT: Requirements for your SCRIPT teams: The minimum is at least 1 central administrator, 1 building administrator, 2 teachers/librarians/specialists, and 1 school counselor. These folks should be from different buildings. A district may not hold a workshop for only one building (e.g. the high school), even if they have a PA Smart grant that targets that building. SCRIPT workshops are K-12.

Any questions regarding the program, please contact Dr. Joshua Hoyt at joshoy@berksiu.org. For questions on registration, please contact Mary Ann Reardon at marrea@berksiu.org

5. Ozobots in the Elementary Classroom (BCIU) "EPIC NETWORK"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-5 Educators

Dates: 3/4/2020

Location: Lincoln

This hands-on workshop is for K-5 teachers. Ozobot is a micro-robot used for code education. Learn how to use Ozobots in your classroom to teach your students reading, spelling and math facts. Participants will explore the easy, already-created lessons that can be found in the Ozobot Lesson Library and create their own. No coding experience necessary.

Participants will be reimbursed for mileage.

This is a free training for in county educators.

Access to the Lending Library will be available following the training.

6. Behavioral Self Regulation

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals and Regular and Special Ed teachers

Dates: 3/4/2020

Location: BCIU

The focus of this training is to provide educators with a method for teaching students to regulate their behaviors related to stress, anxiety and sensory input. Participants will learn to teach students to identify and rate their own levels of anxiety/agitation as well as teach methods for independently implementing strategies to change their behavior.

Additionally, participants will learn how to teach students to identify early signs of stress, anxiety, or behavior problems so that they can intervene early and provide students with life skills to prevent behavioral challenges and become independent self-regulators.

Objectives:
-Participants will learn the principles for teaching students to become independent self-regulators.
-Participants will learn to use visual supports to help students identify and regulate behaviors.

Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for PA districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants.

Any questions, please contact Mary Ann Reardon, marrea@berksiu.org, 610-987-8532.

7. Ozobots in the Elementary Classroom (Kutztown) "EPIC NETWORK"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-5 Educators

Dates: 3/4/2020

Location: Lincoln

This hands-on workshop is for K-5 teachers. Ozobot is a micro-robot used for code education. Learn how to use Ozobots in your classroom to teach your students reading, spelling and math facts. Participants will explore the easy, already-created lessons that can be found in the Ozobot Lesson Library and create their own. No coding experience necessary.

Participants will be reimbursed for mileage.

This is a free training for in county educators.

Access to the Lending Library will be available following the training.

8. Berks County Transition Coordinating Council Meeting (BCTCC)

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Dates: 3/5/2020

Berks County Transition Coordinating Council (BCTCC) Meeting

If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

9. Teachers of the Gifted Network Meeting #2

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ONLY Teachers of the Gifted

Dates: 3/5/2020

Location: George/Washington Room

2019-2020 Teachers of the Gifted, Network Meeting and Training. The gifted network provides an opportunity for gifted educators to discuss and collaborate with their peers on issues at the federal, state and local level that impact the delivery of gifted services. Each meeting will begin with time devoted to updates on gifted issues and professional development. The remaining time will be allocated for open dialogue among the participants and an opportunity to develop GIEPs with support from fellow gifted educators.

10. Tools & Techniques for Beginning Teachers - "Making Grading Meaningful"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: First, second, or third year teachers

Dates: 3/5/2020

This will be a blended session (participants must complete the asynchronous online portion prior to attending the face-to-face session). Based on the work of Rick Stiggins and Ken O'Connor, teachers will reflect on grading practices and common pitfalls that contribute to inaccurate, unfair, and unequal reporting of student learning. The essential questions for this session are: What is the purpose for grades? What practices distort achievement? How can grades be used as accurate artifacts of student learning?

Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for Pennsylvania districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants as listed in the My Learning Plan registration.

If you have any questions, please contact Lori Gerber at lorger@berksiu.org or 610-987-8421

11. PA STEM Toolkit Work at IU13

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/6/2020 to 4/14/2020

Location: TBD

New
IU14 representatives will report to IU13 to work collaboratively with the regional team to populate the PA STEM Toolkit in OER Commons. **Note: This is not open for enrollment - only specific people have been pre-approved for these days.

12. C-STAG Threat Assessment Training

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 3/9/2020

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

The Virginia Student Threat Assessment Guidelines (V-STAG) is an evidence-based model for schools to use in conducting threat assessments in K-12 schools. The model provides a step-by-step process in the manual, Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines, for conducting a threat assessment when a student has made a threat or engaged in threatening behavior. The goal of this model is to prevent violence and return a student to school by understanding why a threat was made and resolve the conflict or problem that stimulated the threat. This model was developed by Dr. Dewey Cornell and colleagues at the University of Virginia and has been widely adopted by schools in Virginia and nationwide.

Workshop Learning Objectives:







• Learn the rationale for using a threat assessment model.







• Learn and apply Threat Assessment Guidelines in schools.







• Become familiar with legal and mental health issues in threat assessment.







• Practice using the model to address cases of threats made by students.

Manual:







• One copy of the Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines will be included with team registration.







• Additional manuals may be requested when registering and will be made available for teams at training, if preordered. Cost is $50.00 per additional manual.

13. ESL Teachers and Administrators Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Administrators

Dates: 3/9/2020

This meeting will provide a forum for county administrators and content leaders of ESL to discuss curriculum and best instructional practices.

Any questions regarding registration, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org

14. Introduction to Scratch (Kutztown) "EPIC NETWORK"

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/10/2020

Location: Lincoln

No coding experience needed. We will move slowly through this introduction to programming through Scratch 3.0 session. Educators will leave here with a confident background in Scratch and a completed Maze game - along with the resources needed to implement Scratch 3.0 in your class across the curriculum! This is a "hands on" presentation. Please bring a laptops and ear buds.

Participants will receive mileage reimbursement.

This is a free training for in county educators.

Access to the Lending Library will be available following this training.

15. Introduction to Scratch (BCIU) "EPIC NETWORK"

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/10/2020

Location: Lincoln

No coding experience needed. We will move slowly through this introduction to programming through Scratch 3.0 session. Educators will leave here with a confident background in Scratch and a completed Maze game - along with the resources needed to implement Scratch 3.0 in your class across the curriculum! This is a "hands on" presentation. Please bring a laptops and ear buds.

Participants will receive mileage reimbursement.

This is a free training for in county educators.

Access to the Lending Library will be available following this training.

16. Osmo Creative Kit/Osmo Coding Family (Kutztown) "EPIC NETWORK"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-2 Educators

Dates: 3/12/2020

Location: Lincoln

This workshop will help participants learn a new way to show students how to enhance their drawings, charaters, and story elements. This kit will allow students more artistic freedom and bring their creations to live. There are three seperates games in the kit: Monster, Masterpiece, and Newtown. These programs work towards imporing student problem solving skills. We will also talk about coding and the tangiable blocks available for students to learn how to code. This workshop is for Grades K-2.

There is a reimbursement for mileage.

This is a free training for in county educators.

Access to the Lending Library will be available following the training.

17. Campus Connections: High School to College Partnerships to Serve At-Risk Students

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 3/12/2020

We invite you to join us for Campus Connections, a forum to address the needs of at-risk youth in their pursuit of higher education. This forum will discuss the challenges faced by these students, explore solutions, and allow participants to network with colleagues across the region. Experienced professionals and students will share their perspectives in this regional forum. Participants will leave this forum with tangible strategies to implement in their professional setting.

18. Osmo Creative Kit/Osmo Coding Family (BCIU) "EPIC NETWORK"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-2 Educators

Dates: 3/12/2020

Location: Lincoln

This workshop will help participants learn a new way to show students how to enhance their drawings, charaters, and story elements. This kit will allow students more artistic freedom and bring their creations to live. There are three seperates games in the kit: Monster, Masterpiece, and Newtown. These programs work towards imporing student problem solving skills. We will also talk about coding and the tangiable blocks available for students to learn how to code. This workshop is for Grades K-2.

There is a reimbursement for mileage.

This is a free training for in county educators.

Access to the Lending Library will be available following the training.

19. Para Academy-Day 5

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 3/16/2020

Location: Hertz

Day 5 of the Para Academy - registration is ONLY for those who are already in the program.

20. Integrating Drones into your STEM Classroom

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Grade 5-12 Educators

Dates: 3/16/2020

Location: George/Washington

Drones are safe, affordable, and accessible, yet they are also powerful and fun. Each registered participant will receive the award-winning Tello EDU drone--an impressive and programmable drone perfect for STEM education. Drones in the classroom provide a fun way to learn about physics, engineering, and computer programming. the Tello EDU has an HD camera and flying modes for flips and tricks. During this workshop you will learn to safely fly your own classroom drone using your own mobile device. Tello EDU supports several programming languages including Scratch, Swift and Python.

During this workshop, participants will use DroneBlocks (free app), drag-and-drop, block-based coding to program drone flight. Tello EDU Drones feature DJI's flight control technology and supports Electronic Image Stabilization and POV flight. While it weighs just 87g, Tello EDU also has dedicated app with virtual missions to challenge young minds. Experienced users can work their way into using included mission pads to program drone swarms. Users can program a swarm of multiple drones, instructing them to perform synchronized missions or execute complex choreography. Tello EDU is powered by technology from two leading names: DJI and Intel. An Intel® Movidius™ vision processing unit inside helps the vision positioning of Tello EDU, enabling it to hover in place for stability and safety. The flight controller and vision positioning system are derived from the market-leading technology found in DJI's larger drones.

Cost of training will be $249 and participants will keep drones for their schools.

21. School Climate Virtual Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/16/2020

Location: Virtual Meeting

New
The Berks County School Climate Leadership Network will connect school leaders and staff who have an interest in, a need for, and ideas to promote a more positive school climate within their educational organizations. Leveraging the strategies of facilitation required for highly collaborative professional networks, participants will learn from one another, grow together, and reflect on their practice with their peers. This year's meetings will focus on the areas of equity and trauma in our schools. We will explore strategies for building strong connections and supportive relationships between students and staff members. This event is open to all staff members from Berks County schools at no cost and is part of the School Climate Leadership Initiative through the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Carissa Noel at carnoe@berksiu.org.

22. CPR / First Aid - (9:30am - 1:30pm)

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 3/16/2020

Location: Allmon Room

New
CPR / First aid training by the Emergency Care & Safety Institute (Adult, Child, & AED) First Aid Training Completion card is good for 2 years. Any questions regarding this course, Please contact Rodney Good at 610-987-8615.

23. Level I CMSi Curriculum Audit (3 full days)

Program: Professional Development

Audience: District and building level administrators, lead teachers

Dates: 3/17/2020 to 4/2/2020

This three-day intensive overview of the basic principles of curriculum design, assessment, and instructional alignment introduces participants to an entirely new way to view curriculum and all the system-level components required to effectively manage its design and delivery in schools. Also the first step in understanding curriculum auditing and the CMSi Curriculum Audit, this approach is designed to keep student learning and its improvement at the forefront of all district and school-level decision making.

The training will give participants a new perspective on effective management practices within school systems, with specific criteria and guidelines for implementing them. These principles, organized under the five audit standards of control, direction, equity and connectivity, feedback, and productivity, help educators create a structure within which all aspects of school districts can function systemically to improve teaching and learning in every classroom.

If you have any questions, please contact Lori Gerber at lorger@berksiu.org or 610-987-8421.

24. Para Academy-Day 5

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 3/17/2020

Location: Hertz

Day 5 of the Para Academy - registration is ONLY for those who are already in the program.

25. STEM Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/17/2020

Location: George

The purpose of the BCIU STEM Network Meetings is to give STEM leaders and educators an opportunity to:

* Stay informed of the most current information from the PDE and professional organizations, and share that information with colleagues in their school or district

* Engage in collegial professional development activities for the purpose of building their own capacity to strengthen standards aligned systems at the classroom, building and district levels

* Serve as a collaborative resource for regional professional development activities

* Network and engage in collegial dialogue with other "job alike" professionals

SNOW DATE MARCH 24, 2020

26. Small but Mighty: Little Bits, Taking Over the Classroom in Big Ways (BCIU) "EPIC NETWORK"

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/18/2020

Location: Lincoln

Looking to spice up your instruction, encourage creativity and perseverance, and ignite the inventors inside of all our elementary learners? Come see how to integrate littleBits, the snap-together electronics and circuitry bits, easily across the curriculum or within your discipline. This workshop will include an overview of littleBits, exploration of the bits, curriculum references and time to develop lessons and is best suited for students in grades 2-5.

Participants will receive a mileage reimbursement for this training.

This is a free training for in county educators.

Access to the Lending Library will be available following this training.

27. Safety Care RECERTIFICATION Behavioral Safety Training

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks County School District General and Special Education who hold CURRENT Safety-Care certification

Dates: 3/18/2020

Wait List

This one-day re-certification training is intended to refresh previously learned skills and maintain trainee compliance with Safety Care standards. Safety-Care training is intended to prepare staff to safely prevent and manage dangerous behavior. Staff learns to intervene professionally and therapeutically using a safe, effective approach designed to prevent or reverse escalation of problem behavior and avoid the use of restraint. Safety-Care de-escalation skills work with individuals who can communicate verbally and those who cannot. Safety-Care is based on an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) model and focuses on removing/reducing environmental consequences that reinforce problem behavior.

Any questions, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

28. Small but Mighty: Little Bits, Taking Over the Classroom in Big Ways (Kutztown) "EPIC NETWORK"

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/18/2020

Location: Lincoln

Looking to spice up your instruction, encourage creativity and perseverance, and ignite the inventors inside of all our elementary learners? Come see how to integrate littleBits, the snap-together electronics and circuitry bits, easily across the curriculum or within your discipline. This workshop will include an overview of littleBits, exploration of the bits, curriculum references and time to develop lessons and is best suited for students in grades 2-5.

Participants will receive a mileage reimbursement for this training.

This is a free training for in county educators.

Access to the Lending Library will be available following this training.

29. BSPA: Pearson Digital Assessment Library for Schools & Q-Interactive for iPad Administration Demo

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks School Psychologists

Dates: 3/20/2020

Presenter: Selina Oliver, Pearson

This meeting is only available to those who hold a valid school psychologist certification/credential and/or are currently enrolled in a school psychology training program.

30. CPR / First Aid - (8:00am - 12:00pm)

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 3/21/2020

Location: Washington Room

New
CPR / First aid training by the Emergency Care & Safety Institute (Adult, Child, & AED) First Aid Training Completion card is good for 2 years. Any questions regarding this course, Please contact Rodney Good at 610-987-8615.

31. Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Reading and Writing teachers

Dates: 3/21/2020

Please select "Credit Card" as method of payment.

This is a day when literacy educators from across the globe come together to learn. There is something for everyone in this fast-paced day brimming with over 125 workshops focusing on higher level comprehension, content area literacy, units of study in writing/reading/phonics, assessment-based instruction, increasing student engagement, or bringing books to life.

Keynote Grace Lin: Before Grace Lin was an award-winning and NY Times bestselling author/illustrator of picture books, early readers and middle grade novels, she was the only Asian girl (except for her sisters) going to her elementary school in Upstate NY. That experience, good and bad, has influenced her books-including her Newbery Honor WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON, her Geisel Honor LING & TING, her National Book Finalist WHEN THE SEA TURNED TO SILVER and her Caldecott Honor A BIG MOONCAKE FOR LITTLE STAR. But, it also causes Grace to persevere for diversity as an occasional New England Public Radio commentator and when she gave her TEDx talk "The Windows and Mirrors of Your Child's Bookshelf," as well as her PBSNewHour video essay "What to do when you realize classic books from your childhood are racist?." She continued this mission with a hundred episodes of the podcast kidlitwomen* and now currently hosts two other podcasts: Book Friends Forever and Kids Ask Authors. In 2016, Grace's art was displayed at the White House and Grace, herself, was recognized by President Obama's office as a Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling.

The day begins at 9:00 a.m. at Riverside Church, one block west of Teachers College, and continues throughout the entire College.

If you have any questions, please contact Lori Gerber at lorger@berksiu.org or 610-987-8421.

32. Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Anyone that works with children.

Dates: 3/23/2020

Location: Boardroom

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This course is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to recognize and help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or crisis. YMHFA is primarily designed for adults that interact with young people." You must attend the full 8-hours to receive credit for attending this course.

33. Social Studies Teacher Symposium

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Berks County Social Studies Instructors

Dates: 3/23/2020

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach & George/Washington

First Annual Berks County Social Studies Teacher Symposium. Join the other social studies teachers in Berks County to begin the development of a social studies network.

Multiple sessions will be available with information regarding best practices in social studies instruction, local resources, and other related information.

34. Introduction to Verbal Behavior - PROFESSIONAL STAFF ONLY

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Sp.Ed Teachers and Administrators, General Ed Teachers (if appropriate), Sorry, no Paraprofessionals

Dates: 3/25/2020

This training is being offered as an introduction to the analysis of verbal behavior. Participants will gain a basic understanding of B.F. Skinner's analysis of human language by learning about the basic verbal operants (mand, tact, intraverbal, echoic, listener responding). Participants will learn how to apply behavior analytic principals to effective intensive teaching procedures. Topics to be covered include basic behavior principles, the verbal operants, the VB-MAPP assessment, pairing with reinforcement, and intensive teaching across the verbal operants.

SORRY, NO PARAPROFESSIONALS

If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for Pennsylvania districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants as listed in the Frontline registration.

35. Boost Inquiry and Personalized Learning with Start SOLE

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/25/2020

Location: Lincoln

Looking for a way to kickstart personalized learning for students? Join Jeff McClellan, founder of StartSOLE, to learn all about Self Organized Learning Environments (SOLEs) and how to incorporate these meaningful, inquiry-based experiences into your classrooms. Jeff will lead attendees through the StartSOLE process from start to finish, and you'll have hands-on experiences with the accompanying online tool to support SOLEs in action.

36. "Breakout PD" w/ Breakout EDU (Kutztown) "EPIC NETWORK"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Grades K-6

Dates: 3/26/2020

Location: Lincoln

You are locked in your professional develpoment room. The only way to "Breakout" is to you use your problem solving skills. With the use of Breakout EDU we will explore the critical thinking strategies associated with computational thinking (CT). Computational thinking aims to solve problems efficiently and effectively, going beyond modeling and understanding. Will you "Breakout" in time?

Participants will be reimbursed for mileage.

This is a free training for in county educators.

Access to the Lending Library will be available following the training.

37. Introduction to Computational Thinking

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 3/26/2020

Location: Lincoln

Computational Thinking is the cornerstone of computer science curriculum development and success. In order for students to become innovators who are responsible for finding solutions to everyday problems, they must be engaged in computational thinking.

Participants will leave this session able to understand computational thinking and how the implementation of tasks involving computational thinking will allow students to be creative and reflective in their thinking in the classroom.

Join us to learn how to design learning experiences for students that provide them with opportunities to acquire content-area skills while they learn to communicate, collaborate, design, model and prototype.

38. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 3/26/2020

Location: George Room

The virtual academy directors and coordinators in Berks County are meeting to discuss, share and compare each district's online program. The objective of the meeting is to collaborate and implement best practices for operating a successful online program. If you'd like to network with the group, please join us. Just be sure to register for each month you are planning to attend.

39. "Breakout PD" w/ Breakout EDU (BCIU) "EPIC NETWORK"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Grades K-6

Dates: 3/26/2020

Location: Lincoln

You are locked in your professional develpoment room. The only way to "Breakout" is to you use your problem solving skills. With the use of Breakout EDU we will explore the critical thinking strategies associated with computational thinking (CT). Computational thinking aims to solve problems efficiently and effectively, going beyond modeling and understanding. Will you "Breakout" in time?

Participants will be reimbursed for mileage.

This is a free training for in county educators.

Access to the Lending Library will be available following the training.

40. BECEC Transition Training

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 3/27/2020

Location: 173

New
BECEC Annual Transition Training: Understanding the Process & Providing Resources to Families 3/27/2020 Registration begins at 8:30AM and the training will start at 9:00 AM and will last until 11:30 AM. Session to be held at BCIU Education Centre: 2101 Centre Avenue Reading, PA 19605 The presentation will include a review of transition as a process as well as activities surrounding resources in Berks County to share with families experiencing different transitions.

41. ADOS-2 Clinical Workshop (Psych)

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 3/30/2020 to 3/31/2020

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach Rooms

Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU) is sponsoring a 2-day training workshop on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2). ADOS-2 is considered the "gold standard" for observational assessment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Participants will receive training in administration and scoring of ADOS-2. The workshop will provide detailed overview of the ADOS-2, its development, its psychometric properties, and appropriate use and interpretation. Participants will view a live demonstration of ADOS-2 and have the opportunity to practice scoring while observing the instructor administer the ADOS-2. Detailed discussion on scoring of the ADOS-2 will follow each demonstration.

Participants must attend both days in the entirety to receive the full 12 credits.

Cost includes the two day course with two DVDs about Modules 1 through 4 and one DVD/Guidebook providing training on the Toddler Module. Please note that participants must have access to an ADOS-2 manual.

Participants are encouraged to pick-up their training packet prior to the start of the workshop in order to review the materials. Contact Shannon Celmer at shacel@berksiu.org to arrange a pick-up date. Please note that payment must be made in full prior to pick-up.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.

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

Light Breakfast and Lunch will be offered both days.

42. Star Lab Training

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 3/30/2020

Imagine the possibilities of what a StarLab Planetarium can do for your school system. You can give students an intergalactic experience that brings science lessons to life and teachers a tool that gives them the confidence to keep students engaged. It's time for an awesome way of learning. If you're interested in utilizing the Star Lab in your school/district this year, then this training is for you. This training will explore how to set up, prepare, and use the Star Lab to enhance instruction.

Any questions, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

43. Units of Study for Teaching Reading 3-8 Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Teachers of Reading and Phonics Grades 3-8

Dates: 3/31/2020

This network group will be driven by the goals of the participants. Participants should come to the meetings with an objective they are hoping to accomplish or a practice they desire to refine. Therefore, participants should bring whatever materials they need to accomplish this such as the guides to the workshops, the units, student artifacts (reading logs, student books with Post-its"½½½½), etc. The network group will be facilitated using the Open Spaces concept. Open Spaces allow smaller groups to form within a larger group based upon goals the participants have identified. Within the small groups, teachers collaborate, learn from each other, and collectively determine next steps.

If you have any questions, please contact Lori Gerber at lorger@berksiu.org or 610-987-8421.

44. Units of Study for Teaching Reading and Phonics K-2 Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Teaching Reading and Phonics K-2

Dates: 3/31/2020

This network group will be driven by the goals of the participants. Participants should come to the meetings with an objective they are hoping to accomplish or a practice they desire to refine. Therefore, participants should bring whatever materials they need to accomplish this such as the guides to the workshops, the units, student artifacts (reading logs, student books with Post-its"½½½½), etc. The network group will be facilitated using the Open Spaces concept. Open Spaces allow smaller groups to form within a larger group based upon goals the participants have identified. Within the small groups, teachers collaborate, learn from each other, and collectively determine next steps.

If you have any questions, please contact Lori Gerber at lorger@berksiu.org or 610-987-8421.

45. Risk of Sexual Abuse - 1 day event

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Teachers and other educational professionals, parents, paras and community agency staff

Dates: 4/1/2020

According to the Justice Department, in an NPR special report, people with intellectual disabilities are sexually assaulted at a rate seven times higher than persons without disabilities. What can teachers and parents do to prepare young people with developmental disabilities to participate in community life with a reduced risk of sexual abuse?

In this training, participants will learn about models such as Community Awareness, Safety and Empowerment (CASE) developed by the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, and will become aware of community partners such as Safety Berks. Special emphasis will be given to identifying, teaching, and practicing key skills that can prepare students with developmental disabilities to protect themselves from sexual abuse.

OBJECTIVES:

-Learn ways to identify, prioritize, teach, and practice skills that can assist students with developmental disabilities to reduce their risk of sexual assault in community environments.

-Learn of current instruction and support models aimed at reducing the risk of sexual assault for individuals with intellectual disability, autism, and other developmental disabilities.

-Identify community partners that can assist families and persons with disabilities to reduce their risk of sexual assault and receive needed support if assault has occurred.

Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for Pennsylvania districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants as listed in the Frontline Education registration.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Ann Reardon at marrea@berksiu.org or 610-987-8532.

46. Safety Care RECERTIFICATION Behavioral Safety Training

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks County School District General and Special Education who hold CURRENT Safety-Care certification

Dates: 4/2/2020

Wait List

This one-day re-certification training is intended to refresh previously learned skills and maintain trainee compliance with Safety Care standards. Safety-Care training is intended to prepare staff to safely prevent and manage dangerous behavior. Staff learns to intervene professionally and therapeutically using a safe, effective approach designed to prevent or reverse escalation of problem behavior and avoid the use of restraint. Safety-Care de-escalation skills work with individuals who can communicate verbally and those who cannot. Safety-Care is based on an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) model and focuses on removing/reducing environmental consequences that reinforce problem behavior.

Any questions, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

47. Best Practices in Helping Adolescents Succeed (CPE Course)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 educators

Dates: 4/6/2020 to 5/15/2020

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

This online course is designed to examine adolescent development, from both the theoretical and practical perspectives. Various theories of learning and human development will be explored, in relation to adolescents (i.e. youth aged twelve and older). The cognitive, social, emotional, physical, moral, and motivational domains will be examined in order to provide a comprehensive, integrative approach to working with adolescents in secondary schools. Course participants will also examine various models for secondary education that are consistent with 21st century teaching and learning. Through research-based readings, case studies, conceptual designs, discussions, and theoretical analyses, course participants will develop a thorough understanding of the developmental processes that affect the decisions, behaviors, and learning outcomes of adolescents. In turn, participants will be better positioned to positively impact the learning, development, and achievement of secondary school students.

Any questions, please contact Lori Gerber at 610-987-8421 or lorger@berksiu.org.

48. Mindfulness for Educators and Their Students (CPE Course)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

Dates: 4/6/2020 to 5/17/2020

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

"This course is designed to examine the theory and practice of mindfulness and how it can influence both a teacher's personal and professional life. Basic mindfulness practices, neuroscience, identification of thoughts and emotions, and mindful communication practice will be explored, as well as applying these practices/concepts to both personal and professional situations. In addition, clear connections will be made between how personal practice can inform classroom management and interactions with students. Finally, participants will delve into how this same mindfulness practice can aid in the development of students of all ages. Teachers will be given strategies and techniques to introduce mindfulness appropriately into their classrooms and to begin a dialogue about mindfulness with other teachers and administration."

This course does require a text: Mindfulness for Teachers by Patricia Jennings (ISBN 978-0393708073).

Any questions/concerns, please contact Lori Gerber at lorger@berksiu.org or 610-987-8421.

49. Pediatric First Aid w/ CPR - (8:00am - 12:30pm) Recommended for Early Intervention Providers

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 4/6/2020

Location: Washington Room

American Health & Safety Institute - Pediatric First Aid with CPR. Includes instruction in Adult, Child, Infant and AED. Certification is good for 2 years. Any questions regarding this course, please contact Rodney Good at 610-987-8615.

50. What Every Teacher Should Know about Teaching English Language Learners (CPE Course)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 4/6/2020 to 6/5/2020

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

This online course is intended to help be more successful with the EL's in the classroom. All the course's reading and writing assignments are intended to help participants better align their teaching with five Pennsylvania English Language Proficiency Standards. This framework was revised by the PA Department of Education in 2015 to better correlate with Pennsylvania Core/Academic Standards, thus increasing rigor in the ESL program and giving ELs equitable access to subject content. Throughout the course we utilize the PA English Language Proficiency Standards along with their Model Performance Indicators, to illustrate and teach how to effectively differentiate instruction and assessment across content areas for ELs at varying levels of English Language Proficiency.

This course requires a textbook to be purchased prior to the start date: The Language-Rich Classroom (ISBN# is 978-1-4166-0841-7).

Any questions, please contact Lori Gerber at 610-987-8421 or lorger@berksiu.org.

51. Tools & Techniques for Beginning Teachers - "Technology-Supported Instruction"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: First, second, or third year teachers

Dates: 4/7/2020

Location: Session will be online

This session (face-to-face) enables exploration and practice of 21st Century learning technologies, and investigates how integration of these technologies in the classroom can impact teaching and classroom dynamics. A variety of digital tools for managing information, creating content, and collaborating for learning will be explored.

Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for Pennsylvania districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants as listed in the My Learning Plan registration.

If you have any questions, please contact Lori Gerber at lorger@berksiu.org or 601-987-8421.

52. BECEC Provider Conference "Making Sense of Sensory"

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 4/8/2020

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

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Course Description: Young children with special needs will benefit when practitioners work together as a cohesive unit to assess and treat the whole child. This transdisciplinary team approach requires pediatric therapists and educators to understand and synthesize knowledge from the fields of speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy and education. Understanding that sensory input drives motor and behavioral output provides the foundation for this course. The way young children take in and respond to sensory information can significantly impact their learning, development and behavior. Pediatric therapists and early childhood educators can gain confidence and competence by increasing their knowledge related to the impact of sensory-motor issues on speech, language and social development. This one-day course will provide an overview of the external and internal sensory systems along with observable characteristics of sensory over-responsivity, sensory under-responsivity and sensory craving behaviors. Participants will examine the benefits of using a multisensory therapy approach to help young children interact more effectively with their environment. Learning Outcomes: As a result of this seminar the participants will be able to: 1. Contrast how sensory over-responsivity, sensory under-responsivity and sensory-seeking behaviors impact learning, development and behavior. 2. Utilize case studies to understand the sensory explanation behind challenging behaviors. 3. Implement a multisensory therapy approach for children with severe and persistent speech sound disorders. 4. Integrate sensorimotor strategies into pediatric therapy sessions and early childhood classrooms to support learning and development. 5. Recognize how organization of the environment can influence the young child's attention and ability to learn. 6. Interpret the five functions of behavior and identify the key differences between a behavioral tantrum and a sensory meltdown.

53. Proactive Approaches to School Discipline using Alternatives to Suspension and Expoltion

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 4/9/2020

Proactive Approaches to School Discipline using Alternatives to Suspension and Expoltion

54. School Climate Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Teachers, School Leaders, Counselors, and other Support Staff

Dates: 4/14/2020

Location: Roosevelt Room

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The Berks County School Climate Leadership Network will connect school leaders and staff who have an interest in, a need for, and ideas to promote a more positive school climate within their educational organizations. Leveraging the strategies of facilitation required for highly collaborative professional networks, participants will learn from one another, grow together, and reflect on their practice with their peers. This year's meetings will focus on the areas of equity and trauma in our schools. We will explore strategies for building strong connections and supportive relationships between students and staff members. This event is open to all staff members from Berks County schools at no cost and is part of the School Climate Leadership Initiative through the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Carissa Noel at carnoe@berksiu.org.

55. Integrating Drones into your STEM Classroom

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Grade 5-12 Educators

Dates: 4/14/2020

Location: George/Washington

Drones are safe, affordable, and accessible, yet they are also powerful and fun. Each registered participant will receive the award-winning Tello EDU drone--an impressive and programmable drone perfect for STEM education. Drones in the classroom provide a fun way to learn about physics, engineering, and computer programming. the Tello EDU has an HD camera and flying modes for flips and tricks. During this workshop you will learn to safely fly your own classroom drone using your own mobile device. Tello EDU supports several programming languages including Scratch, Swift and Python.

During this workshop, participants will use DroneBlocks (free app), drag-and-drop, block-based coding to program drone flight. Tello EDU Drones feature DJI's flight control technology and supports Electronic Image Stabilization and POV flight. While it weighs just 87g, Tello EDU also has dedicated app with virtual missions to challenge young minds. Experienced users can work their way into using included mission pads to program drone swarms. Users can program a swarm of multiple drones, instructing them to perform synchronized missions or execute complex choreography. Tello EDU is powered by technology from two leading names: DJI and Intel. An Intel® Movidius™ vision processing unit inside helps the vision positioning of Tello EDU, enabling it to hover in place for stability and safety. The flight controller and vision positioning system are derived from the market-leading technology found in DJI's larger drones.

Cost of training will be $249 and participants will keep drones for their schools.

56. Tools & Techniques for Beginning Teachers - "Technology-Supported Instruction"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: First, second, or third year teachers

Dates: 4/15/2020

Location: Session will be online

New
This session (face-to-face) enables exploration and practice of 21st Century learning technologies, and investigates how integration of these technologies in the classroom can impact teaching and classroom dynamics. A variety of digital tools for managing information, creating content, and collaborating for learning will be explored.

Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for Pennsylvania districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants as listed in the My Learning Plan registration.

If you have any questions, please contact Lori Gerber at lorger@berksiu.org or 601-987-8421.

57. Pediatric First Aid w/ CPR - (8:00am - 12:30pm) Recommended for Early Intervention Providers

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 4/17/2020

Location: Washington Room

American Health & Safety Institute - Pediatric First Aid with CPR. Includes instruction in Adult, Child, Infant and AED. Certification is good for 2 years. Any questions regarding this course, please contact Rodney Good at 610-987-8615.

58. BSPA: School Shooters

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks School Psychologists

Dates: 4/17/2020

Presenter: Dr. Christina Marco-Fies

This meeting is only available to those who hold a valid school psychologist certification/credential and/or are currently enrolled in a school psychology training program.

59. Lancaster County McKinney-Vento Spring Training

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 4/21/2020

Review of McKinney-Vento for school districts.

60. Berks County Transition Coordinators Meeting (BCTC)

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks County Transition Coordinating Council (BCTCC)

Dates: 4/23/2020

Berks County Transition Coordinators Meeting

If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

61. Dauphin County McKinney-Vento Spring Training

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 4/23/2020

Review of McKinney-Vento for school districts.

62. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 4/23/2020

Location: George Room

The virtual academy directors and coordinators in Berks County are meeting to discuss, share and compare each district's online program. The objective of the meeting is to collaborate and implement best practices for operating a successful online program. If you'd like to network with the group, please join us. Just be sure to register for each month you are planning to attend.

63. Lebanon County McKinney-Vento Spring Training

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 4/28/2020

Review of McKinney-Vento for school districts.

64. Berks County McKinney-Vento Spring Training

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 4/30/2020

McKinney-Vento review for school personnel.

65. Para Academy-Day 6

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 5/4/2020

Location: Hertz

Day 6 of the Para Academy - registration is ONLY for those who are already in the program.

66. PIIC Berks Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: PIIC Coaches

Dates: 5/4/2020

Location: Commonwealth AB

The purpose of the BCIU14 PIIC coaches' meetings is to give instructional coaches in Berks County an opportunity to: 1. Learn from and with peers 2. Gain support from other PIIC coaches and PIIC mentor 3. Share issues, concerns and solutions Each meeting will include networking, professional development and IU updates. 3 Act 48 credits will be awarded for each meeting attended upon completion of an evaluation in Frontline Education. These meetings are reserved for participating PIIC instructional coaches.

67. Para Academy-Day 6

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 5/5/2020

Location: Hertz

Day 6 of the Para Academy - registration is ONLY for those who are already in the program.

68. Chester County McKinney-Vento Spring Training

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 5/5/2020

Review of McKinney-Vento for school districts.

69. STEM Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 5/5/2020

Location: George

The purpose of the BCIU STEM Network Meetings is to give STEM leaders and educators an opportunity to:

* Stay informed of the most current information from the PDE and professional organizations, and share that information with colleagues in their school or district

* Engage in collegial professional development activities for the purpose of building their own capacity to strengthen standards aligned systems at the classroom, building and district levels

* Serve as a collaborative resource for regional professional development activities

* Network and engage in collegial dialogue with other "job alike" professionals

70. Berks County Transition Coordinating Council Meeting (BCTCC)

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Dates: 5/6/2020

Berks County Transition Coordinating Council (BCTCC) Meeting

If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

71. Teachers of the Gifted Network Meeting #3

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ONLY Teachers of the Gifted

Dates: 5/6/2020

Location: Hohl Room

2019-2020 Teachers of the Gifted, Network Meeting and Training. The gifted network provides an opportunity for gifted educators to discuss and collaborate with their peers on issues at the federal, state and local level that impact the delivery of gifted services. Each meeting will begin with time devoted to updates on gifted issues and professional development. The remaining time will be allocated for open dialogue among the participants and an opportunity to develop GIEPs with support from fellow gifted educators.

72. Schuylkill County McKinney-Vento Spring Training

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 5/8/2020

Review of McKinney-Vento for school districts.

73. Safety Care INITIAL Behavioral Safety Training

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: A Staff Development Opportunity for Berks County School Districts’ employees including general and special education teachers, administrators and paraprofessionals

Dates: 5/12/2020 to 5/13/2020

Location: BCIU Main Office, 1111 Commons Blvd., Reading, PA

This two day training is intended to prepare staff to safely prevent and manage dangerous behavior. Staff learns to intervene professionally and therapeutically using a safe, effective approach designed to prevent or reverse escalation of problem behavior and avoid the use of restraint. Safety Care de-escalation skills work with individuals who can communicate verbally and those who cannot. Safety Care is based on an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) model and focuses on removing/reducing environmental consequences that reinforce problem behavior.

Any questions, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

74. BSPA: TBD

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks School Psychologists

Dates: 5/15/2020

BSPA Meeting:

This meeting is only available to those who hold a valid school psychologist certification/credential and/or are currently enrolled in a school psychology training program.

75. ESL Teachers and Administrators Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Administrators

Dates: 5/19/2020

This meeting will provide a forum for county administrators and content leaders of ESL to discuss curriculum and best instructional practices.

Any questions regarding registration, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org

76. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 5/28/2020

Location: Hohl Room

The virtual academy directors and coordinators in Berks County are meeting to discuss, share and compare each district's online program. The objective of the meeting is to collaborate and implement best practices for operating a successful online program. If you'd like to network with the group, please join us. Just be sure to register for each month you are planning to attend.

77. Be Trauma-Informed: When Behavior Plans Don't Work (CPE Course)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 educators, therapists, behavior specialists, mental health workers, and/or social workers

Dates: 6/1/2020 to 6/30/2020

Location: NO CLASS MEETINGS - ALL WORK IS DONE ONLINE

The goal of this online course is to impact student learning by expanding their knowledge about and perspectives on children who are impacted by developmental trauma, such as neglect; divorce; physical, emotional and sexual abuse; significant familial mental health and substance abuse; witnessing domestic violence; displacement and homelessness.

Further, participants who take this course should be expected to see changes in student learning by being able to identify what the behaviors of a child who has experienced developmental trauma look like in the classroom setting, and being able to respond to those students' unique needs by having learned strategies to utilize within the classroom setting in order to mitigate significant behavioral and emotional manifestations that negatively impact educational performance and progress.

The required text for this course is "Teaching to Strengths: Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence, and Chronic Stress" written by: Debbie Zacarian, Lourdes Alvarez-Ortiz, and Judie Haynes. Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4166-2460-8. PDF e-book ISBN: 978-1-4166-2462-2.

Any questions, please contact Lori Gerber at 610-987-8421 or lorger@berksiu.org.

78. insideBerksbusiness (iBb) 2020

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Educators - MUST BE ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM BY DISTRICT

Dates: 6/8/2020 to 8/13/2020

BCIU MUST RECEIVE DISTRICT APPROVAL BEFORE REGISTERING. insideBerksbusiness (iBb) is a five-day summer learning experience for educators. It is a totally retooled version of the once popular Educator Internship Program. iBb brings members of the education and business communities together for activities designed to give educators an insider's look at local businesses.

79. Core Connections to Instruction & Technology Conference 2020

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 6/10/2020 to 6/11/2020

Location: Governor Mifflin High School

This two-day conference emphasizes instructional best practices, innovation and practical classroom application. The sessions are designed to deepen understanding of instructional tools and techniques that promote student centered learning and equity. Any questions please contact Heidi Gamler @ heigam@berksiu.org.

80. Pediatric First Aid w/ CPR - (8:00am - 12:30pm) Recommended for Early Intervention Providers

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 6/15/2020

Location: Washington Room

American Health & Safety Institute - Pediatric First Aid with CPR. Includes instruction in Adult, Child, Infant and AED. Certification is good for 2 years. Any questions regarding this course, please contact Rodney Good at 610-987-8615.

81. Relationships and Rigor through Culturally Responsive Teaching

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 6/18/2020

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This interactive workshop will weave culturally responsive instructional approaches with brain-based learning strategies to provide participants with a framework for enhancing relationships and impacting student learning. Participants will apply this framework to their experiences with students and to their own classroom contexts. The ultimate goal is to assist students to acquire and utilize their natural, culturally grounded cognitive resources to become independent, self-directed learners.

82. CRA: Early Numeracy, Addition, Subtraction

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: PreK to grade 3 Educators

Dates: 6/22/2020

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This professional development opportunity will support teachers' learning and implementation of the Concrete Representational Abstract (CRA) sequence of instruction, a research-based instructional practice, to support students' learning and understanding of mathematical concepts and procedures

83. CRA: Multiplication, Division

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Grades 2-5 Educators

Dates: 6/24/2020

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This professional development opportunity will support teachers' learning and implementation of the Concrete Representational Abstract (CRA) sequence of instruction, a research-based instructional practice, to support students' learning and understanding of mathematical concepts and procedures

84. CRA: Fractions, Integers, Equations

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Grades 3-8 Educators

Dates: 6/25/2020

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This professional development opportunity will support teachers' learning and implementation of the Concrete Representational Abstract (CRA) sequence of instruction, a research-based instructional practice, to support students' learning and understanding of mathematical concepts and procedures

85. Best Practices for English Learners (Online)

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 6/29/2020 to 7/29/2020

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This course will focus on instructional strategies to enhance learning for English Language Learners.

86. Be Trauma-Informed: When Behavior Plans Don't Work (CPE Course)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 educators, therapists, behavior specialists, mental health workers, and/or social workers

Dates: 7/1/2020 to 7/31/2020

Location: NO CLASS MEETINGS - ALL WORK IS DONE ONLINE

The goal of this online course is to impact student learning by expanding their knowledge about and perspectives on children who are impacted by developmental trauma, such as neglect; divorce; physical, emotional and sexual abuse; significant familial mental health and substance abuse; witnessing domestic violence; displacement and homelessness.

Further, participants who take this course should be expected to see changes in student learning by being able to identify what the behaviors of a child who has experienced developmental trauma look like in the classroom setting, and being able to respond to those students' unique needs by having learned strategies to utilize within the classroom setting in order to mitigate significant behavioral and emotional manifestations that negatively impact educational performance and progress.

The required text for this course is "Teaching to Strengths: Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence, and Chronic Stress" written by: Debbie Zacarian, Lourdes Alvarez-Ortiz, and Judie Haynes. Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4166-2460-8. PDF e-book ISBN: 978-1-4166-2462-2.

Any questions, please contact Lori Gerber at 610-987-8421 or lorger@berksiu.org.

87. Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: PreK-12, Educators, Psychologists, Counselors, Bus Drivers, Resource Officers

Dates: 7/8/2020 to 7/21/2020

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This course is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to recognize and help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or crisis. YMHFA is primarily designed for adults that interact with young people. You must attend both days of training in order to receive credit for this course.

88. Integrating Drones into your STEM Classroom

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Grades 5-12 Educators

Dates: 7/27/2020

New
Drones are safe, affordable, and accessible, yet they are also powerful and fun. Each registered participant will receive the award-winning Tello EDU drone--an impressive and programmable drone perfect for STEM education. Drones in the classroom provide a fun way to learn about physics, engineering, and computer programming. the Tello EDU has an HD camera and flying modes for flips and tricks. During this workshop you will learn to safely fly your own classroom drone using your own mobile device. Tello EDU supports several programming languages including Scratch, Swift and Python. During this workshop, participants will use DroneBlocks (free app), drag-and-drop, block-based coding to program drone flight. Tello EDU Drones feature DJI's flight control technology and supports Electronic Image Stabilization and POV flight. While it weighs just 87g, Tello EDU also has dedicated app with virtual missions to challenge young minds. Experienced users can work their way into using included mission pads to program drone swarms. Users can program a swarm of multiple drones, instructing them to perform synchronized missions or execute complex choreography. Tello EDU is powered by technology from two leading names: DJI and Intel. An Intel® Movidius™ vision processing unit inside helps the vision positioning of Tello EDU, enabling it to hover in place for stability and safety. The flight controller and vision positioning system are derived from the market-leading technology found in DJI's larger drones. Participants will keep drones for their schools.

89. Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Grades 5-12 Educators

Dates: 7/28/2020

New
Explore the world of Invention Literacy, Making, and Design Thinking. During this workshop, participants will learn about invention literacy and how to fully engage students in making and design thinking. As part of the workshop fee, participants will receive the basic Makey Makey kit to use during the workshop and to keep for classroom use. Be prepared to have hands-on fun as you design your own devices to control musical instruments and create your own inventions.

90. Get Googley with the Applied Digital Skills Curriculum!

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/29/2020

New
Are you looking for project-based explorations where students can apply their Google for Education application skills? Look no further than Google's free Applied Digital Skills curriculum! In this session we'll explore how to best incorporate the wealth of resources included in Applied Digital Skills, how to align this curriculum with current course offerings and student learning objectives, and get hands-on with some of the projects and activities your students can complete. We'll also touch on the new G Suite Certification for Students and how Applied Digital Skills is the perfect way to prepare for this experience.

91. Ignite School Leadership with Google for Education

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Administrators and Teacher Leaders

Dates: 7/30/2020

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During this one-day workshop, participants will learn about the core apps of G Suite for Education and how these programs and tools can support administrators in several aspects of school leadership. Participants will learn more about standards for leadership excellence in the digital age. We also will explore apps that allow for effective and streamlined communications and collaborative opportunities, communications, student learning, creation and collaboration; provide accommodations and accessibility to content; streamline data collection, analysis, and reporting; and facilitate communication practices.

92. Google Level 1 Educator Bootcamp

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 8/3/2020

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During this learning experience, participants will learn the essentials of GSuite 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. You will explore ways to implement G Suites into your classroom and build up your toolkit with the latest resources, as well as expand your learning network.

93. Google Level 2 Educator Bootcamp

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators interested in Level 2 Google Educator Certification

Dates: 8/3/2020

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This workshop will provide educators with hands-on learning experiences in various G Suite for Education apps to help them enhance their skillsets as well as prepare to take the Level 2 Google Certified Educator exam. Whether or not you decide to pursue the GCE Level 2 certification, this session will boost your comfort with and knowledge of G Suite!

94. Google Level 1 Educator Bootcamp

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 8/4/2020

New
During this learning experience, participants will learn the essentials of GSuite 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. You will explore ways to implement G Suites into your classroom and build up your toolkit with the latest resources, as well as expand your learning network.

95. Google CS First

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 8/5/2020

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CS First provides free, easy-to-use computer science enrichment materials that engage a diverse student population in grades 4-8 (ages 9-14). Facilitators use the video content to teach kids coding basics with Scratch, a block-based coding tool. CS First can be used by anyone, in any setting (in school, after school, or outside of school).

96. Empowering Students as Creators: Collaboration, Curation, Citizenship and Copyright

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 8/10/2020

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Today's learners are designing artifacts of their learning in amazing ways! Learn how to best support students (and yourselves as educators) as we navigate practical tools for digital curation, explore various methods for student collaboration and creation, and highlight key elements of digital citizenship (including adherence to copyright) that empowers students as creators in the digital age. Many free resources will be shared with ample time for hands-on explorations.

97. Overview of the CDT

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: PSSA and Keystone Educators and Administrators

Dates: 8/10/2020

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The Pennsylvania Classroom Diagnostic Tools (CDT) is a set of online assessments, divided by content area, designed to provide diagnostic information to guide instruction and remediation. Training will include an overview of the CDT as well as running reports and analyzing data to guide instruction for whole class, small groups, and individuals. Additionally, time will be spent discussing best practices in one-to-one conferencing with students regarding their data and how to set goals and promote ownership in their learning.

98. Utilizing iPads to Enhance Instruction

Program: Summer Workshops

Dates: 8/12/2020

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We will focus on using iPads for differentiation, collecting data, and how to manage technology in the classroom.