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1. insideBerksbusiness (iBb) 2021

Program: Professional Development

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

Dates: 8/3/2021 to 8/5/2021

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 Lori Gerber at lorger@berksiu.org or 610-987-8421.

2. 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.

3. CPR / First Aid - (8:00am - 2:15pm)

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 7/28/2022

Location: Washington Room

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

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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

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.

7. CPR / First Aid - (8:00am - 2:15pm)

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 8/10/2022

Location: Washington Room

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

8. PREPaRE Core Workshop 1 (WS1) Comprehensive School Safety Planning: Prevention Through Recovery

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Audience: Workshop 1- Comprehensive School Safety Planning: Prevention Through Recovery is for individuals who serve on school safety and crisis teams and are responsible for developing and implementing the school/district's crisis plan (emergency operations plan). Individuals should attend as part of a school or LEA Team. Examples may include administrators, security officer, student services staff, etc.

Dates: 8/10/2022

Location: Commonwealth AB

The PREPaRE curriculum is a two-part training developed by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) that addresses both crisis prevention and response. Dependent upon an individual's role in the school/ LEA team, they may attend only one or both workshops. The PREPaRE Workshops are designed to be completed by school teams. PREPaRE Workshops provide a framework for schools or LEAS that require administrative support and a team approach to contextualize to their setting and implement with a team approach. PREPARE Core Workshop 1 (WS1) Comprehensive School Safety Planning: Prevention Through Recovery is a one-day training focused on prevention and preparedness within a comprehensive school safety framework. Participants will: 1. Identify the mission phases of crisis management; 2. Describe the critical importance of and components necessary for a balanced approach to comprehensive school safety and crisis preparedness; 3. Identify how to evaluate and implement physical and psychological safety efforts; 4. Identify the purpose, functions, and guiding principles of developing comprehensive safety and crisis teams and plans to include prevention, mitigation, protection, and response; 5. Identify the critical components, including when developing specific functional and threat- or hazard-specific protocols; 6. Identify the major functions of the Incident Command System (ICS); 7. Articulate specific strategies to address challenges associated with media/social media, communication, reunification, and memorials; 8. Describe how to meet diverse needs, including various cultures and students with disabilities; and identify strategies for examining effectiveness of crisis prevention and preparedness.

9. 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.

10. BCIU Start of the Year State of the Unit

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 8/16/2022

NewStarting Soon
In-Service activity for entire BCIU. Attendance is Mandatory for All Early Intervention Employees.

11. Alternative Education - ECSS Start of the Year State of the Unit 2022-2023

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 8/16/2022

NewStarting Soon
Dream Big, Live Colorfully,Lead Boldly DEVELOPING YOUR BEST SELF AT SCHOOL AND HOME. Today's educators have pressures that can become barriers to maintaining wellness in all aspects of life. In this session (can be keynote and breakout) we will explore ways in work and life to set your own goals and priorities in the different quadrants of balance (positional, personal, professional, and passion). We will learn ways to manage processes more effectively so you can be present at the moment, diffuse difficult situations with families, staff and parents so you can leave at school, and rekindle your own passions so your students and staff can see the real you.

12. Early Intervention - ECSS Start of the Year State of the Unit 2022-2023

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 8/16/2022

NewStarting Soon
Dream Big, Live Colorfully,Lead Boldly DEVELOPING YOUR BEST SELF AT SCHOOL AND HOME. Today's educators have pressures that can become barriers to maintaining wellness in all aspects of life. In this session (can be keynote and breakout) we will explore ways in work and life to set your own goals and priorities in the different quadrants of balance (positional, personal, professional, and passion). We will learn ways to manage processes more effectively so you can be present at the moment, diffuse difficult situations with families, staff and parents so you can leave at school, and rekindle your own passions so your students and staff can see the real you.

13. Head Start - ECSS Start of the Year State of the Unit 2022-2023

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 8/16/2022

NewStarting Soon
Dream Big, Live Colorfully,Lead Boldly DEVELOPING YOUR BEST SELF AT SCHOOL AND HOME. Today's educators have pressures that can become barriers to maintaining wellness in all aspects of life. In this session (can be keynote and breakout) we will explore ways in work and life to set your own goals and priorities in the different quadrants of balance (positional, personal, professional, and passion). We will learn ways to manage processes more effectively so you can be present at the moment, diffuse difficult situations with families, staff and parents so you can leave at school, and rekindle your own passions so your students and staff can see the real you.

14. Office - ECSS Start of the Year State of the Unit 2022-2023

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 8/16/2022

NewStarting Soon
Dream Big, Live Colorfully,Lead Boldly DEVELOPING YOUR BEST SELF AT SCHOOL AND HOME. Today's educators have pressures that can become barriers to maintaining wellness in all aspects of life. In this session (can be keynote and breakout) we will explore ways in work and life to set your own goals and priorities in the different quadrants of balance (positional, personal, professional, and passion). We will learn ways to manage processes more effectively so you can be present at the moment, diffuse difficult situations with families, staff and parents so you can leave at school, and rekindle your own passions so your students and staff can see the real you.

15. Pre-K Counts - ECSS Start of the Year State of the Unit 2022-2023

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 8/16/2022

NewStarting Soon
Dream Big, Live Colorfully,Lead Boldly DEVELOPING YOUR BEST SELF AT SCHOOL AND HOME. Today's educators have pressures that can become barriers to maintaining wellness in all aspects of life. In this session (can be keynote and breakout) we will explore ways in work and life to set your own goals and priorities in the different quadrants of balance (positional, personal, professional, and passion). We will learn ways to manage processes more effectively so you can be present at the moment, diffuse difficult situations with families, staff and parents so you can leave at school, and rekindle your own passions so your students and staff can see the real you.

16. Special Education School Age - ECSS Start of the Year State of the Unit 2022-2023

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 8/16/2022

NewStarting Soon
Dream Big, Live Colorfully,Lead Boldly DEVELOPING YOUR BEST SELF AT SCHOOL AND HOME. Today's educators have pressures that can become barriers to maintaining wellness in all aspects of life. In this session (can be keynote and breakout) we will explore ways in work and life to set your own goals and priorities in the different quadrants of balance (positional, personal, professional, and passion). We will learn ways to manage processes more effectively so you can be present at the moment, diffuse difficult situations with families, staff and parents so you can leave at school, and rekindle your own passions so your students and staff can see the real you.

17. Paraprofessional Academy - DAY 1

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

Starting Soon
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.

18. 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.

19. CPR / First Aid - (8:00am - 2:15pm)

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 9/7/2022

Location: Washington Room

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

20. 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.

21. PREPaRE Core Workshop 2 (WS2) Mental Health Crisis Interventions: Responding to an Acute Traumatic Stressor in Schools

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Audience: Workshop 2- Mental Health Crisis Interventions: Responding to an Acute Traumatic Stressor in Schools is for individuals who are school mental health professionals, including school psychologists, school counselors, school social workers, as well as behavior specialists, nurses, and local community mental health providers. Individuals should attend as part of a school or LEA team.

Dates: 9/7/2022 to 9/8/2022

Location: Commonwealth AB

Closed
The PREPaRE curriculum is a two-part training developed by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) that addresses both crisis prevention and response. Dependent upon an individual's role in the school/ LEA team, they may attend only one or both workshops. The PREPaRE Workshops are designed to be completed by school teams. PREPaRE Workshops provide a framework for schools or LEAS that require administrative support and a team approach to contextualize to their setting and implement with a team approach. PREPARE Core Workshop 2 (WS2) Mental Health Crisis Interventions: Responding to an Acute Traumatic Stressor in Schools is a two-day training focused on mental health intervention and recovery following any type of crisis. Participants will: 1. Report reduced anxiety and fear associated with the provision of school mental health crisis interventions; 2. Report increased knowledge and confidence associated with the provision of school mental health crisis interventions; 3. Identify variables that help to estimate the number of individuals traumatized by a crisis; 4. Recognize the difference between common crisis reactions and mental illness; 5. Identify the elements of school crisis preparedness specified by the PREPaRE acronym; 6. Recognize risk factors that predict psychological trauma; 7. Identify the warning signs that indicate psychological trauma; 8. Place PREPaRE mental health crisis interventions on a multitiered continuum ranging from least to most restrictive; and 9. Match the degree of psychological trauma risk to the appropriate school crisis interventions.

22. 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.

23. TPIIC Professional Learning Membership for 2022-2023 School Year (Includes Participation in "First Fridays" Networking Series)

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Instructional Coaches, School Leaders

Dates: 9/9/2022 to 5/5/2023

Location: Virtual

Monthly virtual networking sessions are designed to optimize opportunities to connect with colleagues, engage in problem-solving scenarios, and expand ongoing professional learning praxes with coach practitioners from across the globe.

The benefits of joining TPIIC as a member include:

  • 9 monthly First Friday networking one-hour virtual sessions for coaches and instructional leaders
  • Access to coaching resources
  • Support in the development of coaching materials
  • Opportunities to network with coaches and instructional leaders in other schools
  • Discounts for TPIIC Virtual Office Hours
  • Discounts for TPIIC professional learning opportunities

Please become a member of the 2022-2023 TPIIC Professional Learning community by September 7, 2022, and participate in the September First Friday networking session and the F101 session. Please note that organizational memberships are available.

This event is fully virtual, and enrolled participants will receive the link to join the Zoom meeting prior to the session. For more information, please contact eeisenberg@tpiic.org.

24. Tools & Techniques for Beginning Teachers - "Excellence in Instruction (ACT 13)" (Blended)

Program: Professional Development

Audience: First, second, and third year teachers

Dates: 9/14/2022 to 10/6/2022

New
**Teachers with 3 years or less experience are welcome to attend.

Participants must complete the asynchronous online pre-meeting tasks PRIOR to attending the face-to-face session on October 6, 2022, 4:30-6:00 PM. Registered participants will receive an email invitation to the online course approximately one month prior to the face-to-face session.

In this blended session, teachers and non-teaching professionals will participate in activities to familiarize themselves with the various parts of PDE's educator effectiveness model. Participants will utilize the Framework for Teaching as a reflection tool to enhance their own instructional practice and improve student outcomes.

If you have any questions, please contact Briana Hicks at brihic@berksiu.org.

25. 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.

26. 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.

27. BSPA

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks School Psychologists

Dates: 9/16/2022

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.

28. 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.

29. 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.

30. 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.

31. School Attendance Training Session-September 2022

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 9/21/2022

Location: George Washington

The purpose of this session is to provide school personnel who are new to the school attendance process (or would like a refresher) a basic understanding of the Pa Compulsory Attendance Law, the PDE BEC and the process that needs to be followed especially in Berks County and the resources available for assistance. The workshop will include information about holding a School Attendance Improvement Conference and completing the School Attendance Improvement Plan. The Berks County Protocol and the Advancing School Attendance Program will be reviewed.

Target Audience: Assistant Principals, Attendance Secretaries, School Social Workers, Home School Visitors, and anyone else with a primary responsibility for attendance letters, Student Attendance Improvement Conferences, referrals to ASAP and/or citations.

32. Tools & Techniques for New Teachers "Behavior Principles" (Face-to-Face session)

Program: Professional Development

Audience: First, second, or third year teachers

Dates: 9/21/2022

Location: Rohrbach

New
This training is designed to give new teachers practical and effective strategies to manage behavior in their classrooms. Research-validated behavioral strategies will be presented. Topics for the session include:










•Basic behavior principles including reinforcement, punishment, and functions of behavior.










•Methods to avoid common classroom management mistakes.










•Effective instructional strategies to increase active student engagement.

If you have any questions, please contact Briana Hicks at brihic@berksiu.org.

33. BCIU School Climate Network Group

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Educators, counselors, and school district leaders.

Dates: 9/22/2022

Location: TBD

Educators, counselors, school and district leaders: Join us for this no-cost opportunity as we network around current strategies and evidence for School Climate improvement. We will reflect on the 5-stage School Climate improvement process as designed by the National School Climate Center, explore the Pennsylvania School Climate survey, and dig deeper into current issues challenging school climate during the 2022-2023 school year.

34. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 9/22/2022

Location: Virtual Meeting

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.

35. TPIIC Starting Your Coaching Journey Foundational Series

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Instructional Coaches, School Leaders

Dates: 9/22/2022 to 1/24/2023

Location: Virtual

Start your coaching journey with other coaching colleagues and join us for a foundational series (4 sessions) around the Educator-Centered Instructional Coaching Model. Share ideas, get practical strategies, enhance your practice, and "fill your bucket” with approaches, resources, and skills building to support your work with teachers and administrators.

The cost of this event is $75 for TPIIC members, and $155 for non-members. You will be billed according to your enrollment as a TPIIC member or non-member.

This event is fully virtual, and enrolled participants will receive the link to join the Zoom meeting prior to the session.

For more information, please contact eeisenberg@tpiic.org

36. *COPY OF ESL Virtual Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Teachers & Administrators

Dates: 9/22/2022

Location: Virtual

New
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.

37. ESL Virtual Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Teachers & Administrators

Dates: 9/22/2022

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.

38. 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.

39. 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.

40. 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.

41. 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.

42. PREPaRE Core Workshop 2 (WS2) Mental Health Crisis Interventions: Responding to an Acute Traumatic Stressor in Schools

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Audience: Workshop 2- Mental Health Crisis Interventions: Responding to an Acute Traumatic Stressor in Schools is for individuals who are school mental health professionals, including school psychologists, school counselors, school social workers, as well as behavior specialists, nurses, and local community mental health providers. Individuals should attend as part of a school or LEA team.

Dates: 10/4/2022 to 10/5/2022

Location: Commonwealth AB

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The PREPaRE curriculum is a two-part training developed by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) that addresses both crisis prevention and response. Dependent upon an individual's role in the school/ LEA team, they may attend only one or both workshops. The PREPaRE Workshops are designed to be completed by school teams. PREPaRE Workshops provide a framework for schools or LEAS that require administrative support and a team approach to contextualize to their setting and implement with a team approach. PREPARE Core Workshop 2 (WS2) Mental Health Crisis Interventions: Responding to an Acute Traumatic Stressor in Schools is a two-day training focused on mental health intervention and recovery following any type of crisis. Participants will: 1. Report reduced anxiety and fear associated with the provision of school mental health crisis interventions; 2. Report increased knowledge and confidence associated with the provision of school mental health crisis interventions; 3. Identify variables that help to estimate the number of individuals traumatized by a crisis; 4. Recognize the difference between common crisis reactions and mental illness; 5. Identify the elements of school crisis preparedness specified by the PREPaRE acronym; 6. Recognize risk factors that predict psychological trauma; 7. Identify the warning signs that indicate psychological trauma; 8. Place PREPaRE mental health crisis interventions on a multitiered continuum ranging from least to most restrictive; and 9. Match the degree of psychological trauma risk to the appropriate school crisis interventions.

43. 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.

44. 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

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.

45. 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.

46. Common In-service Teachers of the Gifted - October 2022

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/10/2022

Location: Location TBD

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Common In-service Day for gifted support teachers and administrators. Gifted support teachers, principals, and gifted education supervisors are invited to join us for professional learning and networking on this day. 8:30 AM-3:30 PM, with one hour lunch on your own. Location TBD. Subscriber pricing refers to all Berks County K-12 Public School Educators.

47. Advanced Behavior Strategies

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 10/10/2022

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

Many teachers who work with students with low-incidence disabilities struggle with behavioral issues related to basic skills that their students lack. This workshop will give paraprofessionals the skills necessary to support their students in remediating these skill deficits. Behavioral skill programs presented will include the following: teaching students how to wait, teaching students how to manage on-going preferred activities that are interrupted, teaching students to respond to directives such as "come here” and "ready hands”, teaching students to replace problem behavior with appropriate requests, how to give up reinforcers, and how accept being told "no”.

Please contact Claribel Reyes Lopez, clarey@berksiu.org, 610-987-8425 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.

48. ESL Common In-service

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Teachers & Administrators

Dates: 10/10/2022

Location: Virtual

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Common In-service Day for ESL teachers and administrators. ESL teachers and administrators/coordinators are invited to join us for professional learning and networking on this day focused on parent engagement and post-secondary education for ELs. 8:30 AM-3:00 PM, with one hour lunch on your own. Location RACC (Schmidt Training and Technology Center 1st Floor). Subscriber pricing refers to all Berks County K-12 Public School Educators.

49. Strategies for Paraprofessionals Supporting Students' Reading Comprehension

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 10/10/2022

Location: BCIU

This workshop will provide paraprofessionals with methods to support students to develop skills necessary for reading comprehension. Participants will be provided with approaches to support vocabulary development, to build background knowledge and to use graphic organizers to support overall reading comprehension. We will have opportunities to practice use of these methods and we will provide hard copies of the suggested procedures and strategies.

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.

50. 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

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.

51. 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.

52. 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.

53. TPIIC Virtual 1-Day Learning and Thinking Mini Conference

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Instructional Coaches, School Leaders

Dates: 10/13/2022

Location: Virtual

Join us for an AWESOME day of sharing and learning. Share your "pearls of wisdom” and your learnings with your coaching colleagues. Tell your stories, share your data, and inspire others with your instructional coaching experiences. RFPs will be available in late August.

The cost for this event is $75 for TPIIC members and $99 for non-members. You will be billed according to your enrollment as a TPIIC member or non-member. This event is fully virtual, and enrolled participants will receive the link to join the Zoom meeting prior to the session. For more information, please contact eeisenberg@tpiic.org

54. 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.

55. 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.

56. 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.

57. 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

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.

58. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 10/20/2022

Location: Virtual Meeting

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.

59. BSPA

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks School Psychologists

Dates: 10/21/2022

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.

60. 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.

61. Growing Up Wild - Preschool and Early Elementary Educator Workshop

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/25/2022

Join the Nolde Forest education staff as they share their best techniques for teaching young children about the natural world. Participants will be OUTDOORS for a large portion of the day as we model best practices for teaching outside while considering the safety of students and living things. We will also share lesson resources from a curriculum guide all participants will receive. This guide is filled with integrated thematic units for students in grades PreK-2 and focuses on teaching students both inside and outside the classroom. Please dress for the weather conditions and bring a lunch and water bottle. No cost to attend. Registration required. Workshop Flyer: tinyurl.com/growing-up-wild-10-25

62. 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.

63. 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

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.

64. TPIIC Coaching to the Max: Deepening the Learning

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Instructional Coaches, School Leaders

Dates: 10/26/2022 to 3/15/2023

Location: Virtual

Magnify and intensify your instructional coaching practice. Engage in conversations that strengthen relationships and share multiple perspectives. Generate discourse that leads to collective problem-solving and common understandings. Refine, revise, re-connect, and reinforce your understanding of the instructional coaching process. Emphasize the notion that learning is the norm in your school/district!

The cost for this series is $75 for TPIIC members, and $155 for non-members. You will be billed according to your enrollment as a TPIIC member or non-member. This event is fully virtual, and enrolled participants will receive the link to join the Zoom meeting prior to the session. For more information, please contact eeisenberg@tpiic.org

65. STEM Educator Network Meeting - October 2022

Program: Professional Development

Audience: STEM Educators

Dates: 10/27/2022

Location: Hawk Mountain’s Education Center

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

66. Tools & Techniques for Beginning Teachers - "Special Education: Legalities and Practicalities" (Blended Session)

Program: Professional Development

Audience: First, second, or third year teachers

Dates: 10/27/2022 to 11/28/2022

Location: Virtual via Zoom

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This blended session is designed to demystify the requirements involved with providing special education services. General and special educators will be provided with practical information about their responsibilities to their students with IEPs. Focus areas will include relevant federal and state regulations, child find, evaluations, eligibility, IEP documents, timelines, discipline, and secondary transition.

The Live session will be followed by online learning.

If you have any questions, please contact Lori Briana Hicks at brihic@berksiu.org.

67. 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).

68. 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

69. Transition Planning in Post Secondary Education

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Related Service Providers

Dates: 11/2/2022

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

What skills are needed for admission to various postsecondary education and training programs? Once enrolled, what skills are needed to achieve success in these programs? How can public school teachers provide effective instruction in these essential skills? Participants will learn the answers to these questions and will have an opportunity to develop next-step action plans to apply what they have learned to their work with students.

Please contact Sandy Webber, sanwe@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 registration.

70. 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.

71. Tools & Techniques "Technology-Supported Instruction" (Face-to-face)

Program: Professional Development

Audience: First, second, or third year teachers

Dates: 11/7/2022

Location: Washington Room

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

Snow date will be March 1, 2021 from 4:30-7:30 PM.

If you have any questions, please contact Briana Hicks at brihic@berksiu.org.

72. 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.

73. BCIU School Climate Network Group

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Educators, counselors, and school district leaders.

Dates: 11/9/2022

Location: Virtual

Educators, counselors, school and district leaders: Join us for this no-cost opportunity as we network around current strategies and evidence for School Climate improvement. We will reflect on the 5-stage School Climate improvement process as designed by the National School Climate Center, explore the Pennsylvania School Climate survey, and dig deeper into current issues challenging school climate during the 2020-2021 school year.

74. 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

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

75. ESL Virtual Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Teachers & Administrators

Dates: 11/9/2022

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.

76. 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: 11/15/2022

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.

77. Teaching Behavioral Self Regulation

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: A Staff Development Opportunity for General and Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals

Dates: 11/16/2022

Location: BCIU

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

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

OBJECTIVES:

-Participants will learn the principles for teaching students to become independent self-regulators.

-Participants will learn to use visual supports to help students identify and regulate behaviors.

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

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

78. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 11/17/2022

Location: Virtual Meeting

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.

79. BSPA

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks School Psychologists

Dates: 11/18/2022

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.

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

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)/Graduate Credit

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 11/28/2022 to 12/23/2022

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.

81. Related Service Only IEPs: Transition, Best Practice and Compliance

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Speech & Language Therapists, Vision and Hearing Itinerants and other related service providers

Dates: 11/30/2022

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

This half-day session will familiarize related service providers who are responsible for writing IEPs with transition planning. Topics will include compliance requirements and best practices related to assessing and writing and PLEPs for transition age students, building the transition grid, measurable annual goal development and IEP alignment.

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.

82. Tools & Techniques for Beginning Teachers - "ESL: Best Practices for Teaching and Supporting English Learners (Blended)

Program: Professional Development

Audience: First, second, or third year teachers

Dates: 11/30/2022 to 1/4/2023

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This session will explore best practices in ESL instruction to meet the needs of EL students. Participants will explore regulations, laws, and expectations that impact all teachers and schools. Suggestions for practices and resources will be shared and discussed as applicable to individual teaching scenarios.

If you have any questions, please contact Briana Hicks at brihic@berksiu.org.

83. Teachers of the Gifted Network Meeting - December 2022

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 12/1/2022

Location: George/Washington

Gifted support teachers, principals, and gifted education supervisors are invited to join us for professional learning and networking and collaboration with peers. 8:30 AM-3:30 PM, with one hour lunch on your own View our Teachers of the Gifted Network website for more info: Teachers of the Gifted Network website Subscriber pricing refers to all Berks County K-12 Public School Educators.

84. Berks County Transition Coordinators Meeting

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks County Transition Coordinators

Dates: 12/6/2022

Berks County Transition Coordinators Meeting

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

85. 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: 12/7/2022

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 sanweb@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

86. STEM Educator Network Meeting - December 2022

Program: Professional Development

Audience: STEM Educators

Dates: 12/8/2022

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

87. Berks County Instructional Coach Collaborative Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Instructional Coaches

Dates: 12/14/2022

Location: Hertz

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. Teaching Behavioral Programs for Low-Incidence Students

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Low-Incidence teachers and paraprofessionals, and speech and language pathologists

Dates: 12/14/2022

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

Many teachers who work with students with low-incidence disabilities struggle with behavioral issues related to basic skills that their students lack. This workshop will give teachers and paraprofessionals the skills necessary to support their students in remediating these skill deficits. Behavioral skill programs presented will include the following: teaching students how to wait, teaching students how to manage on-going preferred activities that are interrupted, teaching students to respond to directives such as "come here” and "ready hands”, teaching students to replace problem behavior with appropriate requests, how to give up reinforcers, and how accept being told "no”.

Please contact Sandy Webber, 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 registration.

89. BSPA

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks School Psychologists

Dates: 12/16/2022

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.

90. ools & Techniques for Beginning Teachers - "Build a Strong Classroom Culture with a Focus on Equity" (Blended)

Program: Professional Development

Audience: First, second, and third year teachers

Dates: 1/4/2023 to 1/19/2023

Location: To be determined

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Participants must complete the asynchronous online portion in Canvas prior to attending the face-to-face session.

Students and teachers thrive when working within classroom communities that encourage open communication, honesty and trust, and equitable relationships and access. In this session, we will explore the qualities that define exemplary and memorable classroom environments, with a big focus on equity. Participants will leave with a framework and strategies for designing equitable and trusting learning spaces of their own.

If you have any questions, please contact Briana Hicks at brihic@berksiu.org.

91. ESL Virtual Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Teachers & Administrators

Dates: 1/4/2023

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.

92. Para Academy-Day 4

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 1/6/2023

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

Day 4 of the Para Academy - registration is ONLY for those who are already in the program.

93. Berks County Transition Coordinating Council Meeting (BCTCC)

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Dates: 1/10/2023

Berks County Transition Coordinating Council (BCTCC) Meeting

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

94. Para Academy-Day 4

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 1/10/2023

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

Day 4 of the Para Academy - registration is ONLY for those who are already in the program.

95. 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: 1/17/2023 to 1/18/2023

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.

96. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 1/19/2023

Location: Virtual Meeting

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.

97. BSPA

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks School Psychologists

Dates: 1/20/2023

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.

98. 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: 1/24/2023

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.

99. BCIU School Climate Network Group

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Educators, counselors, and school district leaders.

Dates: 1/26/2023

Location: Virtual

Educators, counselors, school and district leaders: Join us for this no-cost opportunity as we network around current strategies and evidence for School Climate improvement. We will reflect on the 5-stage School Climate improvement process as designed by the National School Climate Center, explore the Pennsylvania School Climate survey, and dig deeper into current issues challenging school climate during the 2020-2021 school year.

100. Tools & Techniques for Beginning Teachers - "Putting the Personal in Personalized Learning" (Blended)

Program: Professional Development

Audience: First, second, and third year teachers

Dates: 2/1/2023 to 3/3/2023

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What is personalized learning, and how can I craft a learning environment and design lessons to put students at the center of the experience? This session will review the key characteristics of personalized learning environments, share organizational approaches such as the Station Rotation Model, discuss the benefits of blended learning and how to maximize digital tools and curricular resources to boost student engagement in both face-to-face and digital learning spaces.

Participants must complete the asynchronous PRE-MEETING and POST-MEETING tasks on Canvas, as well as participate in the face-to-face meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact Briana Hicks at brihic@berksiu.org.

101. Berks County Transition Coordinators Meeting

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks County Transition Coordinators

Dates: 2/16/2023

Berks County Transition Coordinators Meeting

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