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1. McKinney-Vento Training Program - Session 1: Introduction to McKinney-Vento

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 10/14/2021

This is Part 1 of a 5-part series of training sessions designed for new McKinney-Vento liaisons, or general school staff looking for a refresher on the basics of MV.

2. McKinney-Vento Training Program - Session 2: Transportation and Title I

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 11/4/2021

This is part 2 in a 5-part series of McKinney-Vento training for new liaisons.

3. *COPY OF McKinney-Vento Training Program - Session 3: Unaccompanied Youth

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 1/20/2022

This is Part 3 of a 5-part series of training sessions designed for new McKinney-Vento liaisons, or general school staff looking for a refresher on the basics of MV.

4. McKinney-Vento Training Program - Session 3: Unaccompanied Youth

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 1/20/2022

This is Part 3 of a 5-part series of training sessions designed for new McKinney-Vento liaisons, or general school staff looking for a refresher on the basics of MV.

5. McKinney-Vento Training Program - Session 4: Early Childhood and ECYEH Data Site Review

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 3/17/2022

This is Part 4 of a 5-part series of training sessions designed for new McKinney-Vento liaisons, or general school staff looking for a refresher on the basics of MV.

6. BCIU Early Intervention Classroom Teachers Meeting

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 5/6/2022

Location: Commonwealth A

Early Intervention Classroom Teachers meeting

7. BCIU Early Intervention Itinerant (SD) Meeting

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 5/6/2022

Location: Commonwealth B

Early Intervention Itinerants (Service Delivery) Meeting

8. 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: 5/9/2022

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 Claribel Reyes at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

9. Berks County Instructional Coach Collaborative Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Coaches

Dates: 5/10/2022

Location: George/Washington Room

The BCIU#14 Instructional Coach Collaborative is designed to give instructional coaches in Berks County an opportunity to:

1. Learn from and with peers

2. Gain support from other coaches and mentor

3. Share issues, concerns and solutions

Each meeting will include networking, an opportunity for professional learning, reflection and IU updates. 3 Act 48 credits will be awarded for each meeting attended upon completion of an evaluation in Frontline Education. If you have questions regarding the content of the session, please contact the Instructional Coach Mentor, Carissa Noel, at carnoe@berksiu.org. If you have questions regarding the registration process or the Act 48 credits, please contact Maryanne Simons at marsim@berksiu.org.

This meeting provides an opportunity for instructional coaches to collaborate on areas of focus and this year's vision as well as to consider ways to clarify the roles and expectations of the instructional coach.

This meeting will be face to face at the BCIU in the George/Washington Room.

10. 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: 5/11/2022 to 5/12/2022

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

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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 Claribel Reyes at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

11. ESL Virtual Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Teachers & Administrators

Dates: 5/11/2022

Location: Virtual

Berks County ESL teachers, coordinators and administrators are invited to join us for collaboration, networking and updates regarding English as Second Language. Each meeting will provide updates from the state regarding testing and best practices along with time to collaborate and work with colleagues to discuss strategies and common questions regarding the education of the ELL population.
1. Use an easy one-page assessment and plan to improve their goals and intervention across disciplines. 2. Explain why they should spend most of their time and focus on preventing problem behaviors rather than reacting to them. 3. Discuss the importance of collaborating with parents and other professionals so that each child can reach their fullest potential now and in the future.

13. McKinney-Vento Training Program - Session 5: Structuring Your McKinney-Vento Program

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 5/19/2022

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This is Part 4 of a 5-part series of training sessions designed for new McKinney-Vento liaisons, or general school staff looking for a refresher on the basics of MV.

14. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 5/19/2022

Location: Virtual Meeting

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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.

15. Technology Considerations for Students and Staff with Disabilities

Program: Information Technology

Audience: Berks County School Administrators, Technology Staff, Special Educators, and Instructional Coaches

Dates: 5/19/2022

Location: Zoom Video Conference Only

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**** Via Zoom Video Conference Only ****

Presenter: Attorney Mark Cheramie Walz, SWEET | STEVENS | KATZ | WILLIAMS

The presentation will focus on the intersection of disability law with education technology. Time for questions and answers will be allotted.

Topics Include:
• Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) mandate requirements and how educational technology fits in for certain students.
• When it is appropriate to write technology into a student's Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
• Procedures to follow when technology is missing or damaged.
• Proper evaluation of the efficacy of the use of technology as part of a student's IEP or 504 plan.
• The importance of accessibility on the districts website and social media communications.

Register by: May 17, 2022

There is no cost for attendance!

Questions Contact:
Scott Major
scomaj@berksiu.org
610-987-8507

Sponsored by the Berks County Educational Technology Pool Counsel

16. Co-Creating Healing Communities

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 5/20/2022

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Participants gain an understanding of the impact of cultural bias, historical trauma, and marginalization on diverse families and communities. Early Childhood educators have a unique opportunity to form safe, healthy relationships with children during foundational development which can create safe, valued, and heard experiences. Participants will learn the keys to healing for children, families and community groups and develop strategies for cultural humility in order to navigate stressors with sensitivity towards populations who may be impacted by racial tensions, social trauma, and embedded inequities.

17. BCIU Early Intervention Intake Staff Meeting

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 5/20/2022

Location: Commonwealth A

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Intake staff members meet to review processes and issues, and brainstorm solutions as part of ongoing program improvement.

18. BSPA

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks School Psychologists

Dates: 5/20/2022

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BSPA Meeting:

Presenters: BSPA Officers

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.

19. Gifted Goals Development Session

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Gifted Educators and Gifted Case Managers

Dates: 5/24/2022

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Gifted educators are invited to join in this 3-hour work session where we will work collaboratively to examine and develop goals, STLO, and SDI for GIEPs.

20. Programming with Friends

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-8 Educators, Instructional Coaches, Administrators, STEM Lovers

Dates: 5/25/2022

Location: Roosevelt Room

Get to know our programmable robots and devices that will support computer science learning for your students! This hands-on workshop will help you learn more about Wonder Workshop's Dash and Cue Robots, Sphero, Ozobots, and Finch robots. Learn how to integrate the use of these tools across many content areas, including math, ELA, and art. NOTE: Subscriber pricing refers to all Berks County K-12 Public School Educators

21. Para Academy-Day 5 (BCIU EI STAFF ONLY)

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy - BCIU EI STAFF ONLY

Dates: 5/26/2022

Location: Rohrbach

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

22. Para Academy-Day 6 (BCIU EI STAFF ONLY)

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy - BCIU EI STAFF ONLY

Dates: 5/27/2022

Location: Rohrbach

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

23. BCIU Early Intervention OT/PT In-Service

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 5/31/2022

Location: Board Room

EI OT/PT In-Service

24. Child Sexual Abuse: How to Recognize It, Prevent It, & Work with Students Who Have Been Abused (CPE Course/Graduate Credit)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)/Graduate Credit

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 6/1/2022 to 6/30/2022

Location: ALL WORK ONLINE

This ONLINE three credit graduate level course is designed to prevent child sexual abuse. It will assist educators in recognizing student behaviors resulting from predatory pedophile threats, as well as physical abuse and neglect in their lives. The class will conduct forensic reviews of cases involving pedophiles, review warning signs of sexual abuse in children, and delve into the psychological torment inflicted on victims and how that torment is then transferred into the school setting. It will provide techniques and resources for supporting the traumatized child within the school setting. The course will also review criteria for mandated reporters when addressing issues of general child abuse and neglect; however, at the present time, this course does not replace the mandated 3-hour training required by Section 1205.6 of the Public School Code of 1949.

The following book (approx. $15 on Amazon) is required for use with this class. "Predators: Pedophiles, Rapists, & Other Sex Offenders. Who They Are, How They Operate, and How We Can Protect Ourselves and Our Children." Salter, Anna Ph.D. (2003). New York, NYC: Basic Books. ISBN# 0-465-07173-2

If selecting Albright Graduate Credit, complete the BCIU enrollment on this Frontline site AND go to https://tinyurl.com/eatkurcw to complete the Albright application. Select returning users or First-time users. Choose "Graduate Program, Teacher Cert. & Post Baccalaureate Application 2021-2022.” As part of the application process, please submit your official transcript and two letters of recommendation to Albright. Next you will be contacted by the Albright Admissions Counselor/Dr. Rodney Warfield for an admissions interview.

Any questions regarding the process for graduate credit, please contact Jill Darlington at jildar@berksiu.org.

25. What Every Teacher Should Know about Teaching English Language Learners (CPE Course/Graduate Credit)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)/Graduate Credit

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 6/1/2022 to 7/18/2022

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

Participants in this course have the option of registering for the course for either CPE Credit or Graduate Credit through Albright College. This online course is intended to help teachers 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 5 PA English Language Proficiency Standards. This framework was revised by the PDE 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).

If you are registering for either CPE Credit or Graduate Credit, please complete this registration on Frontline making sure to select the enrollment option you desire.

If selecting Albright Graduate Credit, complete the BCIU enrollment on this Frontline site AND go to https://tinyurl.com/eatkurcw to complete the Albright application. Select returning users or First-time users. Choose "Graduate Program, Teacher Cert. & Post Baccalaureate Application 2021-2022.” As part of the application process, please submit your official transcript and two letters of recommendation to Albright. Next you will be contacted by the Albright Admissions Counselor/Dr. Rodney Warfield for an admissions interview.

Any questions regarding the process for graduate credit, please contact Jill Darlington at jildar@berksiu.org.

26. Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom: Strategies, Techniques, and Material (CPE Course)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)/Graduate Credit

Audience: Pre-K - 12th Grade Educators

Dates: 6/3/2022 to 6/30/2022

Location: ALL WORK IS DONE ONLINE - NO CLASS MEETINGS

This online, 3-credit course will provide Pre-K thru 12 participants with a thorough understanding of Howard Gardners concept of multiple intelligences. The book, Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom (2018) by Dr. Thomas Armstrong will be studied, connections made to chapters, responses made to participants' posts, and a study guide completed for each chapter. Participants will view multiple intelligence activities implemented in schools that have achieved well in dealing with how students process information. The class will emphasize that each student is attracted to, becomes comfortable with and skilled in different ways of processing information. Three lessons and hands-on or computer-generated projects will be developed and shared with the group to apply the theory of multiple intelligences. The instructor will provide sample lessons along with the instructor modeling a lesson on video. Participants will also develop one artifact (materials provided) for each intelligence.

Goals:

(1) Impact student learning by the teacher applying the principles of multiple intelligence teaching to assist students in processing information in their preferred manner(s).

(2) Provide guidance in developing lesson plans that produce student learning.

(3) Strengthen student growth in the classroom by studying and applying research on improving student achievement.

(4) Increase the success of all students by adhering to the philosophy that all students will succeed in their classroom, not just can succeed.

If you have questions, please contact Jill Darlington, 610-987-8649, jildar@berksiu.org.

27. BCIU Early Intervention Speech Therapist Meeting

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 6/3/2022

Location: George Room

BCIU EI Meeting for all Speech Therapists

28. Second Annual BCIU Duck Dash

Program: BCIU United Way

Audience: BCIU and Pennsylvania Key Staff

Dates: 6/4/2022

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The Second Annual BCIU Duck Dash to raise funds for United Way will be held on June 4, 2022. The Duck Dash will be recorded and shared on BCIUnify before the end of the second week in June. The sponsors of the first five ducks floating to the finish line will receive prizes. Each duck will be numbered and can be sponsored for $3 a duck or $10 for a team of 4 ducks. Once you are registered, you will receive an email letting you know the number of your duck(s). Checks should be made payable to BCIU with UW on the memo line and turned into the main office mailroom. Thank you for your support!

29. Discovering the Root Causes of Disruptive Classroom Behavior (CPE Course)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)/Graduate Credit

Audience: Educators

Dates: 6/12/2022 to 7/23/2022

Location: NO CLASS MEETINGS - ALL WORK DONE ONLINE via Canva

This three-credit, online course is designed for anyone who is interested in learning more about the root causes of disruptive classroom behavior, and how to address issues that may arise. Through research-based readings, discussions, and activities, participants will become better equipped to handle problematic behaviors and to offer support to children through times of stress. Participants will receive an overview of various mental health disorders that may manifest in the classroom, along with effective strategies for how to respond to problem behavior. Participants will also examine various social and emotional factors that may contribute to problematic behavior along with factors that contribute to social skills development. Participants of this course will be provided with a base of information to help them identify and understand the root causes as well as contributing factors of a student's behavior. Since the objective of this course is to provide educators with research-based strategies for successfully addressing and responding to the needs of all students in their classroom, each participant will learn about and take part in developing activities, accommodations, and strategies for dealing with disruptive behaviors.

30. Para Academy-Day 5

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 6/13/2022

Location: Rohrbach

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

31. Core Connections Conference 2022

Program: Berks County Public Schools

Audience: Educators and Administrators

Dates: 6/14/2022 to 6/15/2022

Location: Muhlenberg 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 promotes student centered learning and equity.

32. Para Academy-Day 6

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 6/14/2022

Location: Rohrbach

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

33. Para Academy-GRADUATION

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 6/15/2022

Location: Rohrbach

Para Academy Interviews and Graduation.

34. BCIU Book Club 2022: Collaboration, Coteaching, and Coaching in Gifted Education

Program: Summer Workshops

Dates: 6/16/2022 to 8/2/2022

Location: Virtual

Collaboration, Coteaching, and Coaching in Gifted Education: Sharing Strategies to Support Gifted Learners

This must-have resource features the tools and how-to steps for facilitating and maintaining collaborative work in order to challenge and support gifted students all day, every day.

Find all book club details including meeting dates/times, book resources, and Zoom links for virtual meetings on the BCIU Book Clubs website: BCIU Book Clubs Summer 2022

35. BCIU Book Club 2022: How the Brain Learns Mathematics

Program: Summer Workshops

Dates: 6/17/2022 to 8/11/2022

Location: Virtual

How the Brain Learns Mathematics

Discover the cognitive mechanisms for learning math, explore factors that contribute to learning difficulties, and follow a four-step teaching model that relates classroom experience to real-world applications.

Find all book club details including meeting dates/times, book resources, and Zoom links for virtual meetings on the BCIU Book Clubs website: BCIU Book Clubs Summer 2022

36. BCIU Book Club 2022: Answering Why

Program: Summer Workshops

Dates: 6/20/2022 to 8/1/2022

Location: Virtual

Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in Younger Generations

This book will help awaken the incredible potential of young people everywhere and spur them to increased performance on all fronts, so they can make a bigger difference-which is exactly what they want.

Find all book club details including meeting dates/times, book resources, and Zoom links for virtual meetings on the BCIU Book Clubs website: BCIU Book Clubs Summer 2022

37. Ag in the Classroom: Berks County's Food & Fiber Industry

Program: Summer Workshops

Dates: 6/21/2022 to 6/23/2022

Location: 1238 County Welfare Road, Suite 260, Leesport, PA

Discover first-hand Berks County's vibrant agriculture sector by exploring a key commodity each day including its production, processing, and marketing. The course will take you on site to learn from agribusiness operators as well as professionals in key support industries during between-site transits. Emphasis will be placed on developing methods of integrating the course information into classroom learning.

$50 per person for the 3-day course. Covers lunch each day and transportation to sites.

Any questions, please contact Jill Darlington, 610-987-8649, jildar@berksiu.org.

38. BCIU Book Club 2022: A Novel Approach

Program: Summer Workshops

Dates: 6/21/2022 to 7/26/2022

Location: Roosevelt

A Novel Approach: Whole-Class Novels, Student-Centered Teaching, and Choice

In A Novel Approach, Kate takes a deep dive into the troubles and triumphs of both whole-class novels and independent reading and arrives at a persuasive conclusion: we can find a student-centered, balanced approach to teaching reading.

Find all book club details including meeting dates/times, book resources, and Zoom links for virtual meetings on the BCIU Book Clubs website: BCIU Book Clubs Summer 2022

39. BCIU Book Club 2022: Invent to Learn

Program: Summer Workshops

Dates: 6/21/2022 to 8/16/2022

Location: Virtual

Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom

In this practical guide, Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager provide K-12 educators with the how, why, and cool stuff that supports making in the classroom, library, makerspace, or anywhere learners learn.

Find all book club details including meeting dates/times, book resources, and Zoom links for virtual meetings on the BCIU Book Clubs website: BCIU Book Clubs Summer 2022

40. BCIU Book Club 2022: Speech to Print

Program: Summer Workshops

Dates: 6/21/2022 to 7/13/2022

Location: Virtual

Speech to Print: Language Essentials for Teachers

Through case studies, activities, recommended teaching principles, and close analysis of real-world student work samples, teachers will also receive invaluable insight into how their students should be taught.

Find all book club details including meeting dates/times, book resources, and Zoom links for virtual meetings on the BCIU Book Clubs website: BCIU Book Clubs Summer 2022

41. 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: 6/22/2022

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 Sandy Claribel Reyes at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

42. Flipped, Blended, and Beyond! (CPE Course/Graduate Credit)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)/Graduate Credit

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 6/26/2022 to 7/10/2022

Location: ONLINE CLASS

Participants in this course have the option of registering for the course for either CPE Credit or Graduate Credit through Albright College. This ONLINE course focuses on flipped instruction and on technology integration and differentiated instruction which is inherently associated with flipping the classroom. Through an examination of ways to move lower depth of knowledge content and activities out of the "spotlight" in the classroom, teachers can greatly impact student achievement by increasing the amount of class time used for higher level activities such as discussions, projects, labs, and group activities. This course will impact student learning by providing teachers a clear and specific strategy to use when meaningfully integrating technology into the classroom. Student learning will be positively impacted because flipping the classroom provides avenues for a student-centered learning environment.

If you are registering for either CPE Credit or Graduate Credit, please complete this registration on Frontline making sure to select the enrollment option you desire.

If selecting Albright Graduate Credit, complete the BCIU enrollment on this Frontline site AND go to https://tinyurl.com/eatkurcw to complete the Albright application. Select returning users or First-time users. Choose "Graduate Program, Teacher Cert. & Post Baccalaureate Application 2021-2022.” As part of the application process, please submit your official transcript and two letters of recommendation to Albright. Next you will be contacted by the Albright Admissions Counselor/Dr. Rodney Warfield for an admissions interview.

Any questions regarding the process for graduate credit, please contact Jill Darlington at jildar@berksiu.org.

43. Teaching in Mixed Ability Classrooms (CPE Course/Graduate Credit)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)/Graduate Credit

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 6/26/2022 to 7/10/2022

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

Participants in this course have the option of registering for the course for either CPE Credit or Graduate Credit through Albright College. This online, three credit course is for educators working in inclusive classes with students possessing varied levels of academic ability including learning disabilities, but also physical, and emotional and gifted requirements as well. Educators will be provided with a perspective on the rational of inclusionary settings, as well as preparation to implement best practices for maximizing student achievement tools.

If you are registering for either CPE Credit or Graduate Credit, please complete this registration on Frontline making sure to select the enrollment option you desire.

If selecting Albright Graduate Credit, complete the BCIU enrollment on this Frontline site AND go to https://tinyurl.com/eatkurcw to complete the Albright application. Select returning users or First-time users. Choose "Graduate Program, Teacher Cert. & Post Baccalaureate Application 2021-2022.” As part of the application process, please submit your official transcript and two letters of recommendation to Albright. Next you will be contacted by the Albright Admissions Counselor/Dr. Rodney Warfield for an admissions interview.

Any questions regarding the process for graduate credit, please contact Jill Darlington at jildar@berksiu.org.

44. Best Practices in Helping Adolescents Succeed (CPE Course/Graduate Credit)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)/Graduate Credit

Audience: K-12 educators

Dates: 6/27/2022 to 8/5/2022

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

Participants in this course have the option of registering for the course for either CPE Credit or Graduate Credit through Albright College. 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.

If you are registering for either CPE Credit or Graduate Credit, please complete this registration on Frontline making sure to select the enrollment option you desire.

If selecting Albright Graduate Credit, complete the BCIU enrollment on this Frontline site AND go to https://tinyurl.com/eatkurcw to complete the Albright application. Select returning users or First-time users. Choose "Graduate Program, Teacher Cert. & Post Baccalaureate Application 2021-2022.” As part of the application process, please submit your official transcript and two letters of recommendation to Albright. Next you will be contacted by the Albright Admissions Counselor/Dr. Rodney Warfield for an admissions interview.

Any questions regarding the process for graduate credit, please contact Jill Darlington at jildar@berksiu.org.

45. Interactive Digital Writing (CPE Course / Graduate Credit)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)/Graduate Credit

Audience: Primary & Secondary Educators/Supervisors

Dates: 6/27/2022 to 8/5/2022

Location: NO CLASS MEETINGS - ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

The purpose of this online course is to impact student learning through the digital workshop framework that provides authentic writing opportunities for specific purposes. Computer mediated writing provides for choice about topic and genre, active revision, publication beyond the classroom, and addressing the craft of writing. Social networking and collaborative writing technologies are engrained in students' lives. Teachers have a crucial role in supporting students in understanding the complexities of communicating in a twenty-first century world. Digital writing is about the changes in the ecology of writing and communicating and what it means to write, to create, and to compose and share. This course is designed for asynchronous, self-paced learning, a student mastery-centered approach that utilizes web-based tools, resources and discussions that are appropriate for each student's learning environment. Discussions will enable participants to share thoughts and ideas.

If you are registering for either CPE Credit or Graduate Credit, please complete this registration on Frontline making sure to select the enrollment option you desire.

If selecting Albright Graduate Credit, complete the BCIU enrollment on this Frontline site AND go to https://tinyurl.com/eatkurcw to complete the Albright application. Select returning users or First-time users. Choose "Graduate Program, Teacher Cert. & Post Baccalaureate Application 2021-2022.” As part of the application process, please submit your official transcript and two letters of recommendation to Albright. Next you will be contacted by the Albright Admissions Counselor/Dr. Rodney Warfield for an admissions interview.

Any questions regarding the process for graduate credit, please contact Jill Darlington at jildar@berksiu.org.

46. No Fear Coding for Beginners K-12 (CPE Course / Graduate Credit)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)/Graduate Credit

Audience: K-8 Educators

Dates: 6/27/2022 to 8/5/2022

Location: NO CLASS MEETINGS - ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

The online course is appropriate for all K - 8 educators who have little or no experience in computer science. The course aims to help participants understand how computational thinking fits into the larger curriculum. There will many opportunities to try coding at the students comfort level and support critical thinking more generally.

The learners will have diversified opportunities to engage in the content through discussions, interactive video, article readings, slide shows, video and hard copy tutorials. Students will be able to have options to select lessons and activities that address their instructional environment and their personal learning style.

If you are registering for either CPE Credit or Graduate Credit, please complete this registration on Frontline making sure to select the enrollment option you desire.

If selecting Albright Graduate Credit, complete the BCIU enrollment on this Frontline site AND go to https://tinyurl.com/eatkurcw to complete the Albright application. Select returning users or First-time users. Choose "Graduate Program, Teacher Cert. & Post Baccalaureate Application 2021-2022.” As part of the application process, please submit your official transcript and two letters of recommendation to Albright. Next you will be contacted by the Albright Admissions Counselor/Dr. Rodney Warfield for an admissions interview.

Any questions regarding the process for graduate credit, please contact Jill Darlington at jildar@berksiu.org.

47. BCIU Book Club 2022: When You Wonder, You're Learning

Program: Summer Workshops

Dates: 6/27/2022 to 7/25/2022

Location: Virtual

When You Wonder, You're Learning: Mister Rogers' Enduring Lessons for Raising Creative, Curious, Caring Kids

With insights from thinkers, scientists, and teachers-many of whom worked with Rogers himself-the book is an essential exploration into how kids and their parents can excel at what Rogers taught best: being human.

Find all book club details including meeting dates/times, book resources, and Zoom links for virtual meetings on the BCIU Book Clubs website: BCIU Book Clubs Summer 2022

48. BCIU Book Club 2022: The Flexibly Grouped Classroom

Program: Summer Workshops

Dates: 6/28/2022 to 8/9/2022

Location: Roosevelt

The Flexibly Grouped Classroom: How to Organize Learning for Equity and Growth

Want to make your instruction more equitable and effective, more interesting, and more fun? It's time to try flexible grouping.

Find all book club details including meeting dates/times, book resources, and Zoom links for virtual meetings on the BCIU Book Clubs website: BCIU Book Clubs Summer 2022

49. BCIU Book Club 2022: Tackling the Motivation Crisis

Program: Summer Workshops

Dates: 6/29/2022 to 8/3/2022

Location: Virtual

Tackling the Motivation Crisis: How to Activate Student Learning Without Behavior Charts, Pizza Parties, or Other Hard-to-Quit Incentive Systems

Packed with practical strategies you can use to create a culture of self-motivation in your school!

Find all book club details including meeting dates/times, book resources, and Zoom links for virtual meetings on the BCIU Book Clubs website: BCIU Book Clubs Summer 2022

50. BCIU Book Club 2022: Atlas of the Heart

Program: Summer Workshops

Dates: 6/29/2022 to 7/27/2022

Location: Virtual

Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience

Atlas of the Heart draws on this research, as well as on Brown's singular skills as a storyteller, to show us how accurately naming an experience doesn't give the experience more power-it gives us the power of understanding, meaning, and choice.

Find all book club details including meeting dates/times, book resources, and Zoom links for virtual meetings on the BCIU Book Clubs website: BCIU Book Clubs Summer 2022

51. BCIU Book Club 2022: Risk. Fail. Rise.

Program: Summer Workshops

Dates: 6/29/2022 to 8/3/2022

Location: Virtual

Risk. Fail. Rise. A Teacher's Guide to Learning from Mistakes

In Risk. Fail. Rise. teachers will learn how to address their own teaching mistakes, model with their own mistake-making, and improve their response to others' mistakes.

Find all book club details including meeting dates/times, book resources, and Zoom links for virtual meetings on the BCIU Book Clubs website: BCIU Book Clubs Summer 2022

52. TouchChat: Introduction and Customization

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Speech/Language therapists and special education teachers, SORRY NO PARAPROFESSIONALS

Dates: 7/7/2022

Location: BCIU - 1111 Commons Blvd. - Reading, PA 19605

TouchChat is an augmentative/alternative communication app that includes a variety of vocabulary sets. This 3-hour session will provide an overview of the vocabulary sets as well as other features and customization of the app. Participants are encouraged to bring iPads with this app installed as there will be only a few iPads available for participants to share. .

Please contact Sandy Webber, sanweb@berksiu.org, with questions.

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.

53. Proloquo2Go Introduction and Customizing- 1/2 Day

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Speech/Language therapists and special education teachers, SORRY NO PARAPROFESSIONALS

Dates: 7/8/2022

Location: BCIU - 1111 Commons Blvd. - Reading, PA 19605

Proloquo2Go is the choice of many school district teams for students using an augmentative/alternative communication app. This three-hour session will cover features and customization of vocabulary within this app. Participants are encouraged to bring iPads with this app installed as there will be only a few iPads available for participants to share.

Please contact Sandy Webber, sanweb@berksiu.org, with questions.

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.

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

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)/Graduate Credit

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

Dates: 7/11/2022 to 8/21/2022

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).

55. Teachers Building Resilience and Creating Compassionate Classrooms (CPE Course)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)/Graduate Credit

Audience: K-12 educators

Dates: 7/11/2022 to 8/21/2022

Location: All work done online in Canvas

This online course is designed to examine the concept of resilience and how building teacher resilience can lead to more compassionate classrooms for both teachers and students. Specifically, the focus areas of developing mindful awareness, communicating effectively, building community, discovering personal strengths, and cultivating compassion will be explored through the course. The content of this course is relevant to most standards relating to adult professional learning, health and well-being, classroom management, social and emotional learning including developing student interpersonal skills.

The course requires the following texts: Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators by Elena Aguilar ISBN: 1119364892 AND Onward Workbook: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators by Elena Aguilar ISBN:1119367387

56. The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher (CPE Course)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)/Graduate Credit

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 7/11/2022 to 8/15/2022

Location: NO CLASS MEETINGS - ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

This online class will be extremely helpful for the first time teacher just as much as for the seasoned professional! This course will provide an educator's goldmine to pertinent information to make not only the first day of school but every day run smoothly. The book utilized [The First Days of School: How To Be An Effective Teacher (2018) by Harry Wong] is the updated edition of a proven resource on successful teaching practices for both classroom management and student success. The course will feature many great, practical ideas to implement resulting in positive outcomes. Students' educational experiences will be so much better after having applied the book along with completing the other high powered activities in the class.

If you have any questions, please contact Jill Darlington, 610-987-8649, jildar@berksiu.org.

57. 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: 7/12/2022 to 7/13/2022

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 Claribel Reyes at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

58. Too Good Teacher Training

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 7/19/2022 to 7/20/2022

Location: Commonwealth AB

Wait List
The Too Good trainings combine evidence-based prevention strategies and proven best practices to give the participants the skills, knowledge base, and confidence to deliver the programs effectively. Attending a curriculum training is the first step in the Too Good fidelity model.

The goal of the training is to prepare the program teachers to effectively implement the Too Good programs with confidence and fidelity by providing them with greater knowledge and understanding of the program.

59. What Every Teacher Should Know about Teaching English Language Learners (CPE Course/Graduate Credit)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)/Graduate Credit

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/20/2022 to 9/5/2022

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

Participants in this course have the option of registering for the course for either CPE Credit or Graduate Credit through Albright College. This online course is intended to help teachers 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 5 PA English Language Proficiency Standards. This framework was revised by the PDE 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).

If you are registering for either CPE Credit or Graduate Credit, please complete this registration on Frontline making sure to select the enrollment option you desire.

If selecting Albright Graduate Credit, complete the BCIU enrollment on this Frontline site AND go to https://tinyurl.com/eatkurcw to complete the Albright application. Select returning users or First-time users. Choose "Graduate Program, Teacher Cert. & Post Baccalaureate Application 2021-2022.” As part of the application process, please submit your official transcript and two letters of recommendation to Albright. Next you will be contacted by the Albright Admissions Counselor/Dr. Rodney Warfield for an admissions interview.

Any questions regarding the process for graduate credit, please contact Jill Darlington at jildar@berksiu.org.

60. 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: 7/27/2022 to 7/28/2022

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 Claribel Reyes at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

61. Integrating Augmentative/Alternative Communication Systems (AAC) into the School Day

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Professionals, paraprofessionals with students using AAC systems, Spec Ed teachers, speech pathologists, general ed teachers

Dates: 7/27/2022

Location: BCIU Main Office

If you are new to using AAC (or not so new), knowing when and how to use these systems during a busy school day can be a challenge. This half day workshop will offer recommendations for integration of these systems AND time to create supports that will make this process practical. In this workshop, participants will learn about the following:







• Identify routine communication exchanges occurring during the school day and how AAC users can more independently participate in these opportunities.





• Create visual supports to facilitate use of AAC systems for routine communication, including direction sheets, data collection systems, and classroom reminders for use of AAC.

If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Webber at sanweb@berksiu.org.

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.

62. insideBerksbusiness (iBb) 2022

Program: Professional Development

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

Dates: 8/2/2022 to 8/4/2022

BCIU MUST RECEIVE DISTRICT APPROVAL BEFORE REGISTERING. insideBerksbusiness (iBb) is a 3-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. The end project will be a PowerPoint of the educator's experiences during their 3-day internship.

If you have any questions, please contact Jill Darlington, jildar@berksiu.org, 610-987-8649.

63. Functional Skills and the IEP

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Professionals and Administrators

Dates: 8/2/2022

Location: George Room

This session provides training to learn about functional skills and how to document each skill set in the IEP present levels and writing goals. How do we address functional skills during a daily school schedule? What instruction needs to occur on, teaching of strategies, and what visual supports can be used to assist with instruction and practice.

Objectives:

- To learn what are functional skills

- How are they addressed in the IEP? And where?

- Present levels - sample wording

- Teaching strategies

Any questions, please contact Sandy Webber at sanweb@berksiu.org or 610-987-8532.

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.

64. Motivated to Learn: Thoughtful Approaches to Student Motivation & Self-Management

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Educators, School Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Counselors, and others who work with students

Dates: 8/2/2022

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

Do you want to spend less time reminding students to get back on task, and more time engaged in teaching the content you love?

Join a licensed mental health professional and an educational consultant to explore ways to take your reward system beyond tokens and pizza parties. Discover how to inspire students in grades 3-12 to tap into intrinsic motivation and develop self-management strategies that will empower them to learn effectively.

When we repeatedly motivate our students, we sacrifice our own energy reserve. Explore intrinsic motivators that are more effective and sustaining, such as autonomy, purpose and belonging. Experience lessons that include motivational components, and take time to collaboratively plan to apply this in your work.

Self-motivation doesn't offer much benefit without self-management. There are teachable and learnable skills involved in self-management. Discover strategies such as checklists, productive procrastination, and purposeful planning through a lively, interactive workshop model. Co-create minilessons to model and teach self-management strategies to your students.

Group Discount: For every 4 paid registrations from one district or organization, get one free! Discount will be reflected in the final invoice to school district.

This workshop will be held at the BCIU Main Offices, located at 111 Commons Boulevard Reading, PA 19605

65. Introduction to Transition

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, related service personnel, and agency staff serving students with disabilities

Dates: 8/3/2022

Location: BCIU - 1111 Commons Blvd. - Reading, PA 19605

This workshop will explore the origins and purpose of IEP transition planning and introduce the basic components of the process including assessment, planning, and what it looks like in the IEP.

Please contact Sandy Webber at sanweb@berksiu.org, with questions.

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.

66. Administrators Conference 2022

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Berks County School District Administrators

Dates: 8/4/2022

Location: Muhlenberg High School

Held annually in August, the Berks County Administrators' Conference is a professional learning opportunity for superintendents and their administrative team. Recent topics have included leadership, workplace culture, and in 2022, the power of a positive team, as shared by Mr. Jon Gordan.

Mr. Jon Gordon's best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous Fortune 500 companies, professional and college sports teams, school districts, hospitals, and non-profits. He is the author of 24 books including 12 best sellers and 5 children's books. His books include the timeless classic The Energy Bus which has sold over 2 million copies, The Carpenter which was a top 5 business book of the year, Training Camp, The Power of Positive Leadership, The Power of a Positive Team, The Coffee Bean, Stay Positive, The Garden, Relationship Grit and Stick Together. Jon and his tips have been featured on The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, The Golf Channel, Fox and Friends and in numerous magazines and newspapers. His clients include The Los Angeles Dodgers, The Atlanta Falcons, Campbell Soup, Dell, Publix, Southwest Airlines, LA Clippers, Miami Heat, Pittsburgh Pirates, Truist Bank, Clemson Football, Northwestern Mutual, Bayer, West Point Academy and more.

Jon is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a Masters in Teaching from Emory University. He and his training/consulting company are passionate about developing positive leaders, organizations and teams.

If you have any questions, please contact Briana Hicks at brihic@berksiu.org or 610-987-8431.

67. Best Practices in Helping Adolescents Succeed (CPE Course/Graduate Credit)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)/Graduate Credit

Audience: K-12 educators

Dates: 8/8/2022 to 9/16/2022

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

Participants in this course have the option of registering for the course for either CPE Credit or Graduate Credit through Albright College. 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.

If you are registering for either CPE Credit or Graduate Credit, please complete this registration on Frontline making sure to select the enrollment option you desire.

If selecting Albright Graduate Credit, complete the BCIU enrollment on this Frontline site AND go to https://tinyurl.com/eatkurcw to complete the Albright application. Select returning users or First-time users. Choose "Graduate Program, Teacher Cert. & Post Baccalaureate Application 2021-2022.” As part of the application process, please submit your official transcript and two letters of recommendation to Albright. Next you will be contacted by the Albright Admissions Counselor/Dr. Rodney Warfield for an admissions interview.

Any questions regarding the process for graduate credit, please contact Jill Darlington at jildar@berksiu.org.

68. Integrating Augmentative/Alternative Communication Systems (AAC) into the School Day

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Professionals, paraprofessionals with students using AAC systems, Spec Ed teachers, speech pathologists, general ed teachers

Dates: 8/9/2022

Location: BCIU Main Office

New
If you are new to using AAC (or not so new), knowing when and how to use these systems during a busy school day can be a challenge. This half day workshop will offer recommendations for integration of these systems AND time to create supports that will make this process practical. In this workshop, participants will learn about the following:








• Identify routine communication exchanges occurring during the school day and how AAC users can more independently participate in these opportunities.






• Create visual supports to facilitate use of AAC systems for routine communication, including direction sheets, data collection systems, and classroom reminders for use of AAC.

If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Webber at sanweb@berksiu.org.

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.

69. 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: 8/10/2022

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 Claribel Reyes at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

70. Paraprofessional Academy - DAY 1 - October 17, 2022

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Special education paraprofessionals, instructional assistants, classroom assistants, and Title 1 assistants

Dates: 8/17/2022

Location: 1111 Commons Blvd. Reading, PA 19605

This is the first day of a 6 day training that will prepare paras to meet the rigorous federal and state standards and the Pennsylvania Paraeducator credential. Once the six days have been completed in their entirety, individual assessments are complete, and supervisory approval has been given, the paraprofessional will be able to apply for the PA Paraeducator credential. Participants must attend every one of the six sessions to meet the requirements.

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 not part of a Berks County School.

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST ADHERE TO CDC GUIDELINES, PENNSYLVANIA GUIDELINES, AND THE BCIU HEALTH AND SAFETY PLAN IN ORDER TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN THESE CLASSES.

Any questions, please contact Sandy Webber at sanweb@berksiu.org or 610-987-8532.

71. 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: 8/30/2022 to 8/31/2022

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 Claribel Reyes at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

72. What Every Teacher Should Know about Teaching English Language Learners (CPE Course/Graduate Credit)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)/Graduate Credit

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 9/7/2022 to 10/24/2022

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

Participants in this course have the option of registering for the course for either CPE Credit or Graduate Credit through Albright College. This online course is intended to help teachers 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 5 PA English Language Proficiency Standards. This framework was revised by the PDE 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).

If you are registering for either CPE Credit or Graduate Credit, please complete this registration on Frontline making sure to select the enrollment option you desire.

If selecting Albright Graduate Credit, complete the BCIU enrollment on this Frontline site AND go to https://tinyurl.com/eatkurcw to complete the Albright application. Select returning users or First-time users. Choose "Graduate Program, Teacher Cert. & Post Baccalaureate Application 2021-2022.” As part of the application process, please submit your official transcript and two letters of recommendation to Albright. Next you will be contacted by the Albright Admissions Counselor/Dr. Rodney Warfield for an admissions interview.

Any questions regarding the process for graduate credit, please contact Jill Darlington at jildar@berksiu.org.

73. Para Academy-Day 2

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 9/9/2022

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

Day 2 of the Para Academy - registration is ONLY for those who are already in the program.

74. Berks County Instructional Coach & Administrator Collaborative Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Instructional Coaches and their Administrators

Dates: 9/14/2022

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

School and district leaders who work directly with instructional coaches are invited to this special, annual meeting of the Berks County CMC. Please join us, with your instructional coach colleagues, as we consider how to plan for success this school year and explore Jim Knight's Partnership Principles for Instructional Coaching success.

The BCIU#14 Instructional Coach Collaborative is designed to give instructional coaches in Berks County an opportunity to:

1. Learn from and with peers

2. Gain support from other coaches and mentor

3. Share issues, concerns and solutions

Each meeting will include networking, an opportunity for professional learning, reflection and IU updates. Act 48 credits will be awarded for each meeting attended upon completion of an evaluation in Frontline Education.

If you have questions regarding the content of the session, please contact the Instructional Coach Mentor, Carissa Noel, at carnoe@berksiu.org. If you have questions regarding the registration process or Act 48 credits, please contact Maryanne Simons at marsim@berksiu.org.

The 2022-2023 networking meetings will be organized around Jim Knight's 7 Factors for Great Instructional Coaching. Unless otherwise noted, these meetings are only for instructional coaches.

75. Berks County Transition Coordinating Council Meeting (BCTCC)

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Dates: 9/14/2022

Berks County Transition Coordinating Council (BCTCC) Meeting

If you have any questions, please contact Claribel Reyes at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

76. Best Practices in Helping Adolescents Succeed (CPE Course/Graduate Credit)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)/Graduate Credit

Audience: K-12 educators

Dates: 9/19/2022 to 10/28/2022

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

Participants in this course have the option of registering for the course for either CPE Credit or Graduate Credit through Albright College. 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.

If you are registering for either CPE Credit or Graduate Credit, please complete this registration on Frontline making sure to select the enrollment option you desire.

If selecting Albright Graduate Credit, complete the BCIU enrollment on this Frontline site AND go to https://tinyurl.com/eatkurcw to complete the Albright application. Select returning users or First-time users. Choose "Graduate Program, Teacher Cert. & Post Baccalaureate Application 2021-2022.” As part of the application process, please submit your official transcript and two letters of recommendation to Albright. Next you will be contacted by the Albright Admissions Counselor/Dr. Rodney Warfield for an admissions interview.

Any questions regarding the process for graduate credit, please contact Jill Darlington at jildar@berksiu.org.

77. Classroom Management

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Teachers and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 9/20/2022

Location: BCIU - 1111 Commons Boulevard - Reading, PA 19605

This workshop is designed to give educators practical and effective methods to prevent and manage behaviors in their classroom.

Research-validated behavioral and instruction strategies will be presented. Topics include: Basic behavior principles, effective instruction, avoiding common management traps, dealing with non-compliance, prevention procedures, and teaching social skills.

Any questions, please contact Claribel Reyes at clarey@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 My Learning Plan registration.

78. Para Academy-Day 2

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 9/20/2022

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

Day 2 of the Para Academy - registration is ONLY for those who are already in the program.

79. Flipped, Blended, and Beyond! (CPE Course/Graduate Credit)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)/Graduate Credit

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 9/25/2022 to 11/27/2022

Location: ONLINE CLASS

Participants in this course have the option of registering for the course for either CPE Credit or Graduate Credit through Albright College. This ONLINE course focuses on flipped instruction and on technology integration and differentiated instruction which is inherently associated with flipping the classroom. Through an examination of ways to move lower depth of knowledge content and activities out of the "spotlight" in the classroom, teachers can greatly impact student achievement by increasing the amount of class time used for higher level activities such as discussions, projects, labs, and group activities. This course will impact student learning by providing teachers a clear and specific strategy to use when meaningfully integrating technology into the classroom. Student learning will be positively impacted because flipping the classroom provides avenues for a student-centered learning environment.

If you are registering for either CPE Credit or Graduate Credit, please complete this registration on Frontline making sure to select the enrollment option you desire.

If selecting Albright Graduate Credit, complete the BCIU enrollment on this Frontline site AND go to https://tinyurl.com/eatkurcw to complete the Albright application. Select returning users or First-time users. Choose "Graduate Program, Teacher Cert. & Post Baccalaureate Application 2021-2022.” As part of the application process, please submit your official transcript and two letters of recommendation to Albright. Next you will be contacted by the Albright Admissions Counselor/Dr. Rodney Warfield for an admissions interview.

Any questions regarding the process for graduate credit, please contact Jill Darlington at jildar@berksiu.org.

80. Teaching in Mixed Ability Classrooms (CPE Course/Graduate Credit)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)/Graduate Credit

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 9/25/2022 to 11/27/2022

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

Participants in this course have the option of registering for the course for either CPE Credit or Graduate Credit through Albright College. This online, three credit course is for educators working in inclusive classes with students possessing varied levels of academic ability including learning disabilities, but also physical, and emotional and gifted requirements as well. Educators will be provided with a perspective on the rational of inclusionary settings, as well as preparation to implement best practices for maximizing student achievement tools.

If you are registering for either CPE Credit or Graduate Credit, please complete this registration on Frontline making sure to select the enrollment option you desire.

If selecting Albright Graduate Credit, complete the BCIU enrollment on this Frontline site AND go to https://tinyurl.com/eatkurcw to complete the Albright application. Select returning users or First-time users. Choose "Graduate Program, Teacher Cert. & Post Baccalaureate Application 2021-2022.” As part of the application process, please submit your official transcript and two letters of recommendation to Albright. Next you will be contacted by the Albright Admissions Counselor/Dr. Rodney Warfield for an admissions interview.

Any questions regarding the process for graduate credit, please contact Jill Darlington at jildar@berksiu.org.

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

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)/Graduate Credit

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

Dates: 10/1/2022 to 10/31/2022

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.

82. Discovering the Root Causes of Disruptive Classroom Behavior (CPE Course)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)/Graduate Credit

Audience: Educators

Dates: 10/1/2022 to 11/12/2022

Location: NO CLASS MEETINGS - ALL WORK DONE ONLINE via Canva

This three-credit, online course is designed for anyone who is interested in learning more about the root causes of disruptive classroom behavior, and how to address issues that may arise. Through research-based readings, discussions, and activities, participants will become better equipped to handle problematic behaviors and to offer support to children through times of stress. Participants will receive an overview of various mental health disorders that may manifest in the classroom, along with effective strategies for how to respond to problem behavior. Participants will also examine various social and emotional factors that may contribute to problematic behavior along with factors that contribute to social skills development. Participants of this course will be provided with a base of information to help them identify and understand the root causes as well as contributing factors of a student's behavior. Since the objective of this course is to provide educators with research-based strategies for successfully addressing and responding to the needs of all students in their classroom, each participant will learn about and take part in developing activities, accommodations, and strategies for dealing with disruptive behaviors. Any questions, please contact Lori Gerber, 610-987-8421, lorger@berksiu.org.

83. Berks County Transition Coordinators Meeting

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks County Transition Coordinators

Dates: 10/5/2022

Berks County Transition Coordinators Meeting

If you have any questions, please contact Claribel Reyes at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

84. Supporting Students with Autism in Inclusive Settings

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Administrators, Related Service Personnel

Dates: 10/5/2022

Location: BCIU - 1111 Commons Blvd. - Reading, PA 19605

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This one day training will provide participants with a general overview of effective research validated strategies for supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in inclusive classrooms. Participants will learn strategies to support students academically and socially.

Objectives:

-Gain an understanding of various visual supports used to support students with ASD.

-Gain an understanding of methods to teach social/behavioral 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 as listed in the Frontline Education registration.


If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Webber at sanweb@berksiu.org or 610-987-8532.

85. Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom: Strategies, Techniques, and Material (CPE Course)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)/Graduate Credit

Audience: Pre-K - 12th Grade Educators

Dates: 10/7/2022 to 10/31/2022

Location: ALL WORK IS DONE ONLINE - NO CLASS MEETINGS

This online, 3-credit course will provide Pre-K thru 12 participants with a thorough understanding of Howard Gardners concept of multiple intelligences. The book, Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom (2018) by Dr. Thomas Armstrong will be studied, connections made to chapters, responses made to participants' posts, and a study guide completed for each chapter. Participants will view multiple intelligence activities implemented in schools that have achieved well in dealing with how students process information. The class will emphasize that each student is attracted to, becomes comfortable with and skilled in different ways of processing information. Three lessons and hands-on or computer-generated projects will be developed and shared with the group to apply the theory of multiple intelligences. The instructor will provide sample lessons along with the instructor modeling a lesson on video. Participants will also develop one artifact (materials provided) for each intelligence.

Goals:

(1) Impact student learning by the teacher applying the principles of multiple intelligence teaching to assist students in processing information in their preferred manner(s).

(2) Provide guidance in developing lesson plans that produce student learning.

(3) Strengthen student growth in the classroom by studying and applying research on improving student achievement.

(4) Increase the success of all students by adhering to the philosophy that all students will succeed in their classroom, not just can succeed.

If you have questions, please contact Jill Darlington, 610-987-8649, jildar@berksiu.org.

86. Transition - What Paraprofessionals Need to Know

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 10/10/2022

Location: BCIU - 1111 Commons Blvd. - Reading, PA 19605

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Participants will learn about the basics of transition planning for students with disabilities. We will spend time discussing the importance of transition planning including the phases of the process and ways paraprofessionals can support students along the way. We will also look at the role of paraprofessionals in providing support services for school aged youth and having an awareness of what support looks like for students after high school graduation.

Please contact Sandy Webber at sanweb@berksiu.org, 610-987-8532 with questions.

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 (Frontline) registration.

87. Berks County Instructional Coach Collaborative Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Instructional Coaches

Dates: 10/12/2022

Location: George/Washington

The BCIU#14 Instructional Coach Collaborative is designed to give instructional coaches in Berks County an opportunity to:

1. Learn from and with peers

2. Gain support from other coaches and mentor

3. Share issues, concerns and solutions

Each meeting will include networking, an opportunity for professional learning, reflection and IU updates. Act 48 credits will be awarded for each meeting attended upon completion of an evaluation in Frontline Education.

If you have questions regarding the content of the session, please contact the Instructional Coach Mentor, Carissa Noel, at carnoe@berksiu.org. If you have questions regarding the registration process or Act 48 credits, please contact Maryanne Simons at marsim@berksiu.org.

The 2022-2023 networking meetings will be organized around Jim Knight's 7 Factors for Great Instructional Coaching. Unless otherwise noted, these meetings are only for instructional coaches.

88. 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: 10/12/2022 to 10/13/2022

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 Claribel Reyes at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

89. Para Academy-Day 3

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 10/14/2022

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

Day 3 of the Para Academy - registration is ONLY for those who are already in the program.

90. 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: 10/18/2022

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 Claribel Reyes at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

91. Teaching Self Determination Skills

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Teachers, Paraprofessionals and Related Services Providers

Dates: 10/19/2022

Location: BCIU

Among Special Education graduates, those with the most self-determination skills have the highest likelihood of attaining outcomes such as employment, independent living, financial independence, health insurance and other benefits. (Wehmeyer and Palmer, 2003; Periano, 1992; Halpern, 1990).

Self-determination includes a variety of complex and important skills. Sample self-determination skills are: informed decision-making; setting goals based upon understanding ones strengths, weaknesses and interests; evaluating ones own progress; developing a support system; advocating for oneself; and understanding the pros and cons of disclosing disability. These skills take years to learn, practice and generalize.

Participants in this workshop will learn how to explicitly teach self-determination skills needed for success after high school. They will learn to develop effective routines that provide guided practice for these skills in the elementary and secondary classroom.

Morning Session:

- Self-Determination Research

- Teaching Key Self-Determination Skills

- Decision-Making/Goal Setting/Action Planning

- Self Evaluation/Problem Solving

Afternoon Session:

-Guided Practice and Generalization

-Classroom Routines (practice opportunities)

-Disability Disclosure

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.


If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Webber at sanweb@berksiu.org or 610-987-8532.

92. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Module 1

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Coordinators

Dates: 10/20/2022

Location: BCIU - 1111 Commons Boulevard - Reading, PA 19605

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LETRS is professional development for educators who are responsible for improving K-12 instruction in reading, writing, and spelling. Module 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read, introduces the five essential components of reading instruction, emphasizing the language skills connected to each component. The relationship among word recognition, fluency and comprehension is also highlighted. Participants will be provided with the LETRS Module 1 Participant's Manual.

Any questions, please contact Claribel Reyes Lopez at clarey@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 My Learning Plan registration.

93. Para Academy-Day 3

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 10/25/2022

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

Day 3 of the Para Academy - registration is ONLY for those who are already in the program.

94. What Every Teacher Should Know about Teaching English Language Learners (CPE Course/Graduate Credit)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)/Graduate Credit

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 10/26/2022 to 12/12/2022

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

Participants in this course have the option of registering for the course for either CPE Credit or Graduate Credit through Albright College. This online course is intended to help teachers 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 5 PA English Language Proficiency Standards. This framework was revised by the PDE 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).

If you are registering for either CPE Credit or Graduate Credit, please complete this registration on Frontline making sure to select the enrollment option you desire.

If selecting Albright Graduate Credit, complete the BCIU enrollment on this Frontline site AND go to https://tinyurl.com/eatkurcw to complete the Albright application. Select returning users or First-time users. Choose "Graduate Program, Teacher Cert. & Post Baccalaureate Application 2021-2022.” As part of the application process, please submit your official transcript and two letters of recommendation to Albright. Next you will be contacted by the Albright Admissions Counselor/Dr. Rodney Warfield for an admissions interview.

Any questions regarding the process for graduate credit, please contact Jill Darlington at jildar@berksiu.org.

95. Beyond Academics: Lifelong Skills for Elementary Students

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Special education teachers K-6, paraprofessionals, related service providers

Dates: 10/26/2022

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This training is designed to help staff see how functional skills related to transition planning can be developed within the context of elementary classroom activities, routines, and experiences. Intentionally focusing on these skill sets at the elementary level will build a strong foundation for their future academic, employability, and independent living opportunities. These skills include a variety of communication tasks and independent work habits. Participants will learn to analyze classroom activities to determine and prioritize which soft skills to address. There will be discussion regarding ways to showcase these skills by providing student voice in the IEP process.

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.


If you have any questions, please contact Claribel Reyes at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

96. STEM Educator Network Meeting - October 2022

Program: Professional Development

Audience: STEM Educators

Dates: 10/27/2022

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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

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

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)/Graduate Credit

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

Dates: 10/31/2022 to 12/11/2022

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).

98. Teachers Building Resilience and Creating Compassionate Classrooms (CPE Course)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)/Graduate Credit

Audience: K-12 educators

Dates: 10/31/2022 to 12/11/2022

Location: All work done online in Canvas

This online course is designed to examine the concept of resilience and how building teacher resilience can lead to more compassionate classrooms for both teachers and students. Specifically, the focus areas of developing mindful awareness, communicating effectively, building community, discovering personal strengths, and cultivating compassion will be explored through the course. The content of this course is relevant to most standards relating to adult professional learning, health and well-being, classroom management, social and emotional learning including developing student interpersonal skills.

The course requires the following texts: Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators by Elena Aguilar ISBN: 1119364892 AND Onward Workbook: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators by Elena Aguilar ISBN:1119367387

99. Berks County Transition Coordinating Council Meeting (BCTCC)

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Dates: 11/3/2022

Berks County Transition Coordinating Council (BCTCC) Meeting

If you have any questions, please contact Claribel Reyes at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

100. 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: 11/8/2022 to 11/9/2022

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 Claribel Reyes at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

101. Early Literacy Skill Builders/Early Reading Skill Builders - ELSB/ERSB

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Life Skills, Multiple Disabilities, and Autistic support teachers, Speech therapists, and ONLY Paras working with students in LSS/MDS/AS

Dates: 11/9/2022

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A reading program for students with moderate to severe disabilities

DESCRIPTION:

ELSB and ERSB are research based reading programs designed for students with intellectual disabilities, autism, and multiple disabilities. Both programs provide lesson formats for students who are verbal, limited verbal and non-verbal. ELSB is for students who need to learn how to answer questions through beginning blending and segmenting. ERSB begins where ELSB leaves off and brings a student to a 2nd grade reading level. Phonemic awareness, decoding, site vocabulary, and comprehension are taught throughout both programs.

OBJECTIVES:

Participants will receive an overview of the components of the Early Literacy Skills Builder and Early Reading Skills Builder.

Participants will review student assessment in both programs.

Participants will learn how to complete a story lesson.

Participants will practice doing the word and sound building lessons.

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.

Any questions, please contact Sandy Webber, sanweb@berksiu.org or 610-987-8532