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1. DCIU Student Services Supervisors Meetings (DCIU Staff Only) - ALL MEETINGS 2023-2024

Program: Meetings and Workshops

Audience: DCIU Student Services Supervisors

Dates: 7/18/2023 to 6/20/2024

THIS REGISTRATION IS FOR ALL MEETINGS, TOTAL HOURS FOR MEETINGS ATTENDED WILL BE REPORTED AFTER THE FINAL MEETING IN JUNE 2024

Target Audience: DCIU STAFF ONLY Student Services Supervisors

Description: Updates, share and meet to discuss Student Services. Lunch available 11:30-12:30 for those in attendance (optional).

**PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ACT 48 CREDIT. POSSIBLE TOTAL HOURS FOR ALL MEETINGS 29.5. NO CREDIT PROVIDED IF NOT PREREGISTERED BEFORE THE LAST MEETING IN JUNE 2024***

2. Special Education and Pupil Services Stakeholders Meetings - ALL MEETINGS 2023-2024

Program: Meetings and Workshops

Audience: Delaware County District Special Education Directors and Supervisors

Dates: 8/17/2023 to 5/9/2024

THIS REGISTRATION IS FOR ALL NINE (9) MEETINGS, TOTAL HOURS FOR MEETINGS ATTENDED WILL BE REPORTED AFTER THE FINAL MEETING IN JUNE 2024

Target Audience: Delaware County District Special Education Directors and Supervisors

Description: Updates, share and meet to discuss special education.

***PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ACT 48 CREDIT. NO CREDIT PROVIDED IF NOT PREREGISTERED BEFORE THE LAST MEETING IN JUNE 2024***

3. AT Coffee Talks

Program: Meetings and Workshops

Audience: Special education teachers, SLPs, OTs, PTs of students with high-incidence disabilities

Dates: 4/24/2024

Starting Soon
Target Audience: Special education teachers, SLPs, OTs, PTs of students with high-incidence disabilities

Description: This networking series will provide special education teachers, SLPs, OTs, and PTs of students with high-incidence disabilities with Assistive Technology Tools (AT) tools, accessibility tools, and strategies for use across the curriculum.

Please bring a Laptop

Registration Fee: No fee Delaware County Schools (supported through IDEA funding), $40 out of county registrants, payable via Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard only) or Purchase Order. Register by 4/24/2024

4. Networking for Teachers of Multilingual Learners

Program: Meetings and Workshops

Audience: ELD Teachers

Dates: 4/25/2024

Starting Soon
Target Audience: ELD Teachers

Description: A networking opportunity "for teachers of ELs, by teachers of ELs." DCIU facilitates monthly meetings for teachers of English learners countywide to seek and share expertise and to engage in collegial discussion around current research, initiatives, and trends affecting the teaching and learning of English learners. Participants will learn from and contribute to a network of educators committed to teaching and learning of English learners and immigrants.

Registration Fee: No fee for Delaware County Schools Staff (supported through PDE funding), $20 for out of county, payable via Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard only) or Purchase Order. Register by 4/25/2024

5. eSports Coaches Network

Program: Meetings and Workshops

Audience: District Administrators, Building Administrators, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Special Area Teachers, School Counselors, Librarians

Dates: 5/1/2024

Target Audience: District Administrators, Building Administrators, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Special Area Teachers, School Counselors, Librarians

Description: The target audience for this network includes school district educators and administrators who support and facilitator eSports programs in the school district or school site. The focus of the eSports Network will be to support the initial start-up of school-based clubs, establish an eSports league for friendly competitions, and provide input for the 2-3 County-Wide eSports tournaments.

Registration Fee: No fee Delaware County Schools (supported through PDE funding), $60 out of county registrants, payable via Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard only) or Purchase Order. Register by 5/1/2024

6. Science & STEM Leaders Network

Program: Meetings and Workshops

Audience: STEM/Science program and curriculum decision makers

Dates: 5/1/2024

Target Audience: STEM/Science program and curriculum decision makers

Description: The target audience for this network includes science program decision-makers such as Curriculum Directors and Science/STEM Supervisors, instructional coaches, and department chairs. The focus of the Science Leadership Network this year will center on school districts' transition to the STEELS standards.

Registration Fee: No fee Delaware County Schools (supported through PDE funding), $60 out of county registrants, payable via Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard only) or Purchase Order. Register by 5/1/2024

7. AI Summit: Perspectives for Educational Decision Makers

Program: Leadership

Audience: District Administrators

Dates: 5/2/2024

New
Target Audience: District Administrators

Description: Join our networking meeting for educational administrators to engage in whole group and break-out discussions. AI topics will be discussed as it relates to the roles of: Superintendents/ Assistant Superintendents; CFOs; HR, IT, Curriculum, Pupil Services, and Communication Directors; and Principals/Assistant Principals.

Credit provided: 3 hours Act 45 or Act 48

Please register by May 1, 2024

8. Evening Drop-in: Trauma Informed Practices

Program: Meetings and Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 5/7/2024

Target Audience: K-12 Educators

Description: More than two thirds of children reported at least one traumatic event by age 16. Exposure to trauma can have negative, long-lasting effects on children's learning, health, and emotional wellbeing. Through the research-based social, emotional, and behavioral universal and targeted approaches provided in this workshop, participants will learn how to provide multi-tiered systems of support that buffer against the impact of traumatic stress and respond to its effects.

Registration Fee: $30 Delaware County Schools Staff, $40 for out of county, payable via Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard only) or Purchase Order.

***Nonpublic schools from participating LEAs may use Title II-A funds as their allocation permits. Register through using PO information "nonpub".

Register by 5/6/2024

9. Coordinators of Multilingual Learners Networking

Program: Meetings and Workshops

Audience: Coordinators of programs for multilingual learners

Dates: 5/8/2024

Target Audience: Coordinators of programs for multilingual learners

Description: DCIU facilitates quarterly opportunities for coordinators of programs for multilingual learners across the county to engage in discussion, collaboration, and problem-solving around issues, initiatives, and trends affecting the education of multilingual learners and immigrants. Participants will learn from and contribute to a network of leaders committed to equitable and effective language instruction educational programs for English learners and immigrant students.

Registration Fee: No fee Delaware County Schools (supported through PDE funding), $30 out of county registrants, payable via Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard only) or Purchase Order. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 5/8/2024

10. Paraeducator Workshop: Strategies to Support Math Instruction for Struggling Math Learners

Program: Paraeducator Trainings

Audience: PARAEDUCATORS ONLY (MUST be a PARAEDUCATOR)
,DCIU STAFF Register Under Internal Catalog
, NOT OPEN TO DCIU STAFF

Dates: 5/9/2024

Target Audience: PARAEDUCATORS ONLY (MUST be a PARAEDUCATOR)
DCIU STAFF Register Under Internal Catalog


Description: This training is designed to provide paraprofessionals with strategies to support struggling math learners. This training will provide strategies and content ranging from K-12 to support students' understanding of mathematical concepts. Participants will engage in the strategies and content to support students.

Registration Fee: No fee Delaware County Schools staffs (supported by IDEA funding), $40 for out of county, payable via Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard only) or Purchase Order. Register by 5/7/2024

11. Prevent Teach Reinforce (PTR)

Program: Meetings and Workshops

Audience: Teachers, administrators, counselors

Dates: 5/10/2024

Target Audience: Teachers, administrators, counselors

Description: The Prevent-Teach-Reinforce (PTR) model of behavior support is a team-bassed, systematic, structured process for supporting students with challenging behaviors that have not been resolved satisfactorally with classroom and school-wide behavior management systems. PTR utilizes scientifically validated practices of functional behavior assessment, reinforcement, and teaching new behaviors. PTR is a structured, team-based functional behavior assessment (FBA) process that is easily implemented by school-based teams. All students are evaluated using a standardized assessment process. Interventions for students include at least three components including prevention procedures, teaching, and reinforcement.

Registration Fee: No fee for Delaware County Schools Staff (supported through IDEA funding), $120 for out of county, payable via Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard only) or Purchase Order. Register by 5/7/2024

12. Restorative Practices Day 1 Training: Implementing Restorative Practices

Program: Meetings and Workshops

Audience: District Administrators, Building Administrators, STOP Grant School Leadership Teams

Dates: 5/15/2024

Target Audience: District Administrators, Building Administrators, STOP Grant School Leadership Teams

Description: Participants will learn what Restorative Practices can bring to their communities by understanding he model along with practical strategies they can use every day to set high expectations while being supportive. The day will include opportunities to practice how to provide direct feedback and how to ask questions that foster accountability. Participants will also learn the most effective methods to resolve common conflicts and create trust and community in classroom and school settings.

REGISTRATION FEE: $225.00 Payable via Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard) or Purchase Order.
**For STOP grant participants, cost to be paid through grant funds - Register using the Purchase Order payment type and enter STOP as the PO Information.**

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. REGISTRATION CLOSES TWO DAYS PRIOR TO START DATE.

YOU MUST ATTEND THE ENTIRE SESSION IN ORDER RECEIVE CREDIT

13. Emotional Support Network

Program: Meetings and Workshops

Audience: District Administrators, Building Administrators, Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, School Psychologists, School Counselors, Mental Health Professionals, Social Workers, Speech Language Pathologists, OTs/PTs, BCBAs

Dates: 5/15/2024

Target Audience: District Administrators, Building Administrators, Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, School Psychologists, School Counselors, Mental Health Professionals, Social Workers, Speech Language Pathologists, OTs/PTs, BCBAs

Description: The emotional support network is designed for special education staff and administrators across the county to come together and grow through shared experiences. Professional school staff responsible for providing services for students with emotional support needs will be given the opportunity to learn and discuss research-based practices and resources to best service this unique population. Meetings will include opportunities for information sharing amongst participants, problem-solving, and reflection on implementation and practice across the county.

Registration Fee: No fee for Delaware County Schools Staff (supported through IDEA funding), $40 for out of county, payable via Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard only) or Purchase Order. Register by 5/15/2024

14. Paraeducator Workshop: Strategies to Facilitate Communication for Students with AAC

Program: Paraeducator Trainings

Audience: PARAEDUCATORS ONLY (MUST be a PARAEDUCATOR)
,DCIU STAFF Register Under Internal Catalog
, NOT OPEN TO DCIU STAFF

Dates: 5/15/2024

Target Audience: PARAEDUCATORS ONLY (MUST be a PARAEDUCATOR)
DCIU STAFF Register Under Internal Catalog


Description: Participants will learn and practice key strategies to effectively facilitate the use of AAC devices and systems throughout the classroom day


Registration Fee: No fee Delaware County Schools staffs (supported by IDEA funding), $40 for out of county, payable via Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard only) or Purchase Order. Register by 5/14/24

15. Thinking Visually: Visual Supports for Complex Learners

Program: Meetings and Workshops

Audience: Therapists and teachers

Dates: 5/16/2024

Target Audience: Therapists and teachers

Description: This networking opportunity will provide special education teachers, general education teachers, and ALL therapists with opportunities to learn about a variety of tools to create visual supports for students. Participants will have the opportunity to network, troubleshoot, and build visual supports to support communication, task analysis, challenging behaviors, academics, etc.

Registration Fee: No fee for Delaware County Schools Staff (supported through IDEA funding), $40 for out of county, payable via Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard only) or Purchase Order. Register by 5/16/2024

16. Coach and Mentor Collaborative (CMC)

Program: Meetings and Workshops

Audience: District Instructional Coaches

Dates: 5/17/2024

Target Audience: District Instructional Coaches

Description: Instructional coaching is a proven, job-embedded professional development strategy whereby a highly skilled educator works with other educators in a collegial and collaborative manner to strengthen instructional practice. This network will engage in thoughtful and productive dialogue centered on the transformational elements of instructional coaching in school settings.

Registration Fee: No fee Delaware County Schools (supported through PDE funding), $50 out of county registrants, payable via Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard only) or Purchase Order. Register by 5/17/24

17. Gifted Support Teacher Network

Program: Meetings and Workshops

Audience: Gifted Support Teachers

Dates: 5/17/2024

Target Audience: Gifted Support Teachers

Description: This network connects gifted educators with their peers and PDE/county liaisons regarding compliance and best practice in supporting gifted students throughout their education.

Registration Fee: No fee Delaware County Schools (supported through PDE funding), $40 out of county registrants, payable via Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard only) or Purchase Order. Register by 5/17/2024

18. School Counselors Network

Program: Meetings and Workshops

Audience: School Psychologists, School Counselors, Mental Health Professionals, Social Workers

Dates: 5/21/2024

Target Audience: School Psychologists, School Counselors, Mental Health Professionals, Social Workers

Description: This forum for school counselors provides the opportunity to discuss common issues, ask questions, determine best practices, and share program ideas among peers.

Registration Fee: No fee for Delaware County Schools Staff (supported through PDE funding), $25 for out of county, payable via Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard only) or Purchase Order. Register by 5/21/2024

19. Curriculum Directors Meeting

Program: Meetings and Workshops

Audience: Those responsible for curriculum and instruction in their district

Dates: 5/22/2024

Target Audience: Those responsible for curriculum and instruction in their districts

Description: Delaware County Intermediate Unit hosts monthly meetings to facilitate collaboration between colleagues across the county who are responsible for curriculum and instruction in their districts. Curriculum & Instruction administrators network with those in similar roles across the county discussing curricular, instructional, and assessment issues and comparing problem-solving approaches. IU staff keeps the group abreast of PDE initiatives and requirements, trends in instruction and assessment, and area professional development opportunities.

Registration fee: No fee for Delaware County Schools Staff supported through PDE funding), $40 for out of county registrants, payable via Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard only) or Purchase Order. Register by 5/22/24

20. Literacy Leaders Network

Program: Meetings and Workshops

Audience: Central admin (curriculum, special education, pupil services, literacy)

Dates: 5/22/2024

Target Audience: Central admin (curriculum, special education, pupil services, literacy)

Description: The network will engage school leaders in productive and informative dialogue to elevate instruction in reading, writing and communication in their schools and school districts. Participants will have an opportunity to team with colleagues share current and best practices for developing structures and practices needed for effective literacy.

Registration Fee: No fee Delaware County Schools (supported through PDE funding), $60 out of county registrants payable via Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard only) or Purchase Order. Registration required. Register by 5/21/2024

21. Complex Learner Network

Program: Meetings and Workshops

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 5/22/2024

Target Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Description: These network meetings are designed for special educators and administrators providing instruction to students with complex learning needs. Participants will be given the opportunity to learn and discuss research-based practices and resources. Each meeting will follow a consistent format that will include opportunities for information sharing amongst participants, problem-solving, and reflection on implementation and practice.

Registration Fee: No fee Delaware County Schools (supported through IDEA funding), $60 out of county registrants, payable via Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard only) or Purchase Order. Register by 5/22/2024

22. Restorative Practices Day 2 Training: Using Circles Effectively

Program: Meetings and Workshops

Audience: District Administrators, Building Administrators, STOP Grant School Leadership Team. **Participants should have completed Day 1 of Restorative Practices training prior to attending Day 2.**s

Dates: 5/23/2024

Target Audience: District Administrators, Building Administrators, STOP Grant School Leadership Teams

**Participants should have completed Day 1 of Restorative Practices training prior to attending Day 2.**


Description: Day 2 of Restorative Practices training focuses entirely on teaching attendees to facilitate restorative circles. Circles are an essential process for building social capital, resolving social problems, and responding when harm occurs. Circles create a positive learning environment. Participants will learn by participating in circles with other attendees, taking turns to learn how to facilitate. By the end of the day, participants will be prepared to return to their setting and utilize circles in your school or classroom setting!

REGISTRATION FEE: $225.00 Payable via Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard) or Purchase Order.
**For STOP grant participants, cost to be paid through grant funds - Register using the Purchase Order payment type and enter STOP as the PO Information.**

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. REGISTRATION CLOSES TWO DAYS PRIOR TO START DATE.

YOU MUST ATTEND THE ENTIRE SESSION IN ORDER RECEIVE CREDIT

23. Networking for Teachers of Multilingual Learners

Program: Meetings and Workshops

Audience: ELD Teachers

Dates: 5/23/2024

Target Audience: ELD Teachers

Description: A networking opportunity "for teachers of ELs, by teachers of ELs." DCIU facilitates monthly meetings for teachers of English learners countywide to seek and share expertise and to engage in collegial discussion around current research, initiatives, and trends affecting the teaching and learning of English learners. Participants will learn from and contribute to a network of educators committed to teaching and learning of English learners and immigrants.

Registration Fee: No fee for Delaware County Schools Staff (supported through PDE funding), $20 for out of county, payable via Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard only) or Purchase Order. Register by 5/23/2024

24. Safety-Care™Re-Certification Training

Program: Meetings and Workshops

Audience: DELAWARE COUNTY DISTRICT OR DCIU ONLY Administrators, Teachers, Teacher Assistants, Psychologists, Guidance Counselors, Behavior Specialists, Nurses, Bus Drivers/Aides who has successfully completed the initial 2-day Safety-Care"½½½½½½½½ors, Teachers, Teacher Assistants, Psychologists, Guidance Counselors, Behavior Specialists, Nurses, Bus Drivers/Aides who has successfully completed the initial 2-day Safety-Care™ Certification Tr

Dates: 5/28/2024

Target Audience:DELAWARE COUNTY DISTRICT OR DCIU ONLY Administrators, Teachers, Teacher Assistants, Psychologists, Guidance Counselors, Behavior Specialists, Nurses, Bus Drivers/Aides who has successfully completed the initial 2-day Safety-Care™Certification Training

Description: one-day training that provides a complete overview of the initial Safety-Care™training curriculum. Participants must demonstrate competency in all areas of the Safety-Care™curriculum and will be tested for proficiency through the demonstrated competencies and a written test. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will maintain their certification for one full year. The one-day re-certification course is required annually.

Prerequisites: Must have passed the initial 2-day Safety-Care™Training to take the re-certification course.


Registration Fee: $55.00 Visa,Mastercard, or Purchase Order. DCIU/Delaware County District Staffs DCIU STAFF MUST PROVIDE A PROGRAM BUDGET CODE AS PO NUMBER.

THIS COURSE REQUIRES PHYSICAL EXERTION. PARTICIPANTS MUST BE ABLE TO EXERT THEMSELVES PHYSICALLY AND HAVE FLEXIBILITY OF MOVEMENT THAT INCLUDES KNEELING. A PARTICIPANT MAY OPT OUT OF ACTIVITIES AT ANY TIME IF NECESSARY, AND MUST NOTIFY THE TRAINER OF ANY INABILITY TO PARTICIPATE. PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ASKED TO SIGN A WAIVER ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE TRAINING ACKNOWLEDGING THAT PARTICIPATION COULD POTENTIALLY CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY. PLEASE WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHING AND STURDY SHOES.

Any questions about the training, please contact (610) 938-9000.

25. County-wide PBIS Administrators Networking Meeting

Program: Meetings and Workshops

Audience: District Administrators, Building Administrators (Must be in a school system that is implementing PBIS or is interested in implementing PBIS )

Dates: 5/29/2024

Target Audience: District Administrators, Building Administrators (Must be in a school system that is implementing PBIS or is interested in implementing PBIS )

Description: These sessions for district/building administrators and coaches will allow districts implementing PBIS around the county to network regarding PBIS best practices. Important information will be shared regarding the PA PBIS Network and the state behavior initiative. Administrators will present on key implementation topics. Participants will be able to ask questions and seek supports regarding PBIS.

Registration Fee: No fee for Delaware County Schools Staff (supported through IDEA funding), $20 for out of county, payable via Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard only) or Purchase Order. Register by 5/29/2024

26. County-wide PBIS Coaches Networking Meeting

Program: Meetings and Workshops

Audience: District Administrators, Building Administrators,General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, School Counselors, PBIS Coaches

Dates: 5/29/2024

Target Audience: District Administrators, Building Administrators,General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, School Counselors, PBIS Coaches. Must be in a school system that is implementing PBIS or is interested in implementing PBIS

Description: These sessions for building coaches will allow those implementing PBIS around the county to network regarding PBIS best practices. Important information will be shared regarding the PA PBIS Network and state behavior initiative. Schools and administrators will present on key implementation topics. Participants will be able to ask questions and seek supports regarding PBIS. Sessions are conducted and coordinated by the DCIU PBIS Facilitators.

Registration Fee: No fee for Delaware County Schools Staff (supported through PDE funding), $25 for out of county, payable via Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard only) or Purchase Order. Register by 5/29/2024

27. Safety-Care™ Initial Two-Day Training

Program: Meetings and Workshops

Audience: DELAWARE COUNTY DISTRICTS AND DCIU ONLY School Staff: Administrators, Teachers, Teacher Assistants, Psychologists, Guidance Counselors, Behavior Specialists, Nurses, Bus Drivers/Aides.

Dates: 6/4/2024 to 6/5/2024

Target Audience: DELAWARE COUNTY DISTRICTS AND DCIU ONLY School Staff: Administrators, Teachers, Teacher Assistants, Psychologists, Guidance Counselors, Behavior Specialists, Nurses, Bus Drivers/Aides.

Description: two-day course that provides a broad set of methods and techniques for reducing the likelihood of behavioral crisis and improving staff safety. Staff will learn, practice, and demonstrate competency in differential reinforcement and basic preventative safety. They will learn how to safely cope with serious behavioral incidents that include: basic physical skills, releases, leadership during behavioral crises, and procedures for safe holding. Trainees who successfully pass the course will receive a Safety-Care™training certificate. Recertification is required annually through a recertification course.

Registration fee: $75.00 Visa, Mastercard, or Purchase Order, DCIU/Delaware County District Staffs DCIU STAFF MUST PROVIDE A PROGRAM BUDGET CODE AS PO NUMBER

THIS COURSE REQUIRES PHYSICAL EXERTION. PARTICIPANTS MUST BE ABLE TO EXERT THEMSELVES PHYSICALLY AND HAVE FLEXIBILITY OF MOVEMENT THAT INCLUDES KNEELING. A PARTICIPANT MAY OPT OUT OF ACTIVITIES AT ANY TIME IF NECESSARY, AND MUST NOTIFY THE TRAINER OF ANY INABILITY TO PARTICIPATE. PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ASKED TO SIGN A WAIVER ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE TRAINING ACKNOWLEDGING THAT PARTICIPATION COULD POTENTIALLY CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY. PLEASE WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHING AND STURDY SHOES. ATTENDANCE BOTH DAYS IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE TRAINING AND RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE.
Any questions about the training, please contact Professional Development at (610) 938-9000

28. A New Look at Working with Students with Autism

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, for reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with Autism.

Dates: 6/5/2024 to 6/25/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience:Designed for teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with Autism

Description: PDE COURSE NUMBER 20120306. With more and more students being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorders, it is important for educators to explore their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. This course takes an inside look into what it is like to live with Autism. We will see and hear first hand accounts from people living with the disorder. Their inspirational and informative stories have motivated participants in the past to examine and reexamine how they work with students on the spectrum of autism. We will explore methods of motivation and classroom management in settings with learners with Autism. Given the information provided throughout the course, participants will also have the opportunity to more completely understand the many services that students with autism can benefit from and how educators can apply this learned information in their area of focus and provide effective instruction to students with mild to severe Autism.

Registration Fee: Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable)

29. ADHD in Education

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: The course is designed for teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, for reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with ADHD.

Dates: 6/5/2024 to 6/25/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

PDE COURSE NUMBER 20120308
Audience: The course is designed for teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, for reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with ADHD.

Description: With more and more students being diagnosed with ADHD, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. Throughout the course, participants will explore the debate surrounding medication and the myths associated with ADHD. Furthermore, they will complete activities providing them with first-hand experience about what it is like to live with ADHD. With the information covered in the course, participants will take away practical strategies to implement across all school environments. Online. No textbook required.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

30. Diversity Awareness in Education: A New Perspective for a Changing Classroom

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 6/5/2024 to 6/25/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

PDE COURSE NUMBER 20050437
Target Audience: K-12 Teachers

Description: This course will help educators gain a greater awareness of the racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, gender and cultural diversity of their school community and beyond. Participants will be involved in insightful and interactive learning that will place a great emphasis on personal world view and the world view of others. In the end, participants will be equipped with the knowledge to create effective strategies for use in any curriculum relevant to your position.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): Visa or Mastercard - $525.00 (Late fee of $550.00 if registering one week or less prior to start of course)

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Count towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option.Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

COURSES WILL NOT BE MARKED COMPLETED AND CREDIT WILL NOT BE AWARDED PRIOR TO A COURSE ENDING DATE.

31. Social Emotional Learning

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Building Administrators, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Special Area Teachers, Paraprofessionals

Dates: 6/5/2024 to 6/25/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience: Building Administrators, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Special Area Teachers, Paraprofessionals

Description: PDE COURSE # 20220019 This three-credit course, offered with or without graduate credit, provides participants with an overview of the five Self-Awareness: Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, Responsible Decision-Making. Participants will develop lessons that integrate the competencies and social emotional learning skills into their classroom instruction. The course is delivered asynchronously over the course of three weeks.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): Visa or Mastercard -$450.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $475.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

32. The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Building Administrators, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Special Area Teachers

Dates: 6/5/2024 to 6/25/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience:Building Administrators, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Special Area Teachers

Description: PDE COURSE NUMBER 20210029. 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. Strategies for successfully addressing virtual and hybrid effective instruction will be presented. The book utilized, The First Days of School: How To Be An Effective Teacher (5th edition, 2018) by Harry Wong & Rosemary 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 which will also include virtual teaching. Students' educational experiences will be so much better after having applied the book along with completing the other high-powered activities in the class.

The text for this class The First Days of School: How To Be An Effective Teacher (5th edition, 2018) by Harry Wong & Rosemary Wong ISBN-13: 978-0976423386 must be obtained prior to the start of the session.

Registration Fee: Visa or Mastercard - $525.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable)

33. Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Introductory Course

Program: Meetings and Workshops

Audience: For candidates seeking their Wilson Reading System Level I Certification only

Dates: 6/17/2024 to 6/20/2024

Target Audience: For candidates seeking their Wilson Reading System Level I Certification only.

Course Description: For candidates seeking their Wilson Reading System Level I Certification only. This three-day course is the prerequisite toward participating in the WRS Level I certification course. DCIU's Wilson® Credentialed Trainer, Dee Lippincott, will assist you in your coursework toward certification attainment beginning with completion of the WRS Introductory Course. During the three-day course, participants will be introduced to the research components that define the structure of the Wilson® program, use of Wilson assessments and the significance of program fidelity in relationship to student success.

Registration Fee: $679 payable via credit card Visa or Mastercard -or school purchase order.

If your fee has been approved to be covered by a grant or Title II funds please use the Purchase Order option and enter the grant name or TTII funds as the PO information.

*DCIU STAFF USE PURCHASE ORDER OPTION AND INPUT PROGRAM PROVIDED BUDGET CODE FOR BILLING**

Registration Deadline: 6/12/2024

34. ESL 5: Professionalism

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Pennsylvania Educators holding a valid PA Teaching Certificate participating in the current ESL Cohort

Dates: 6/24/2024 to 7/28/2024

Meeting Times: Course will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed one day prior to course start.

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience:Pennsylvania Educators holding a valid PA Teaching Certificate

This course is only open to ESL SPECIALIST ADD-ON Cohort

Description: This course is designed as a capstone course intended to show participants' knowledge and experience in the field of ESL. Participants will complete research, design professional development, create plans for their future ESL classrooms, and explore ways to involve parents in their child's education.

Registration Fee: Visa or Mastercard -$225.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $250.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course (fee charged at registration)

Credits: One (1) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credit, 30 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Immaculata Course number EDL 561. Form will be emailed to you if you.

35. ESL Fieldwork Experience

Program: Meetings and Workshops

Audience: Pennsylvania Educators holding a valid PA Teaching Certificate participating in the current ESL Cohort

Dates: 6/24/2024 to 7/28/2024

Target Audience: Open to DCIU ESL Cohort (began program 1/2022)

Description: This course is required for ESL students completing the fieldwork portion of the cohort.

ACTIVITY RUNNING FROM 1/30/23-4/9/23. Registration Fee: Visa or Mastercard -$450.00 (Late fee of $475.00 if registering one week or less prior to start) Fees charged at registration. REGISTRATION DEADLINE 1/29/23, YOU MUST BE PREREGISTERED.

Credits: 90 Act 48 Hours. NOT ELIGIBLE FOR CPE CREDIT HOURS AND IMMACULATA CREDIT.

36. Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Advanced Strategies for MSL Group Instruction Course

Program: Meetings and Workshops

Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Reading Specialists

Prerequisites:
WRS Level I Certification
Bachelor's Degree in Education or a related field.

Dates: 6/24/2024 to 6/26/2024

Target Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Reading Specialists

Prerequisites:
WRS Level I Certification
Bachelor's Degree in Education or a related field.


Course Description: The 3 consecutive day WRS Advanced Strategies for MSL Group Instruction Course provides strategies to improve all aspects of WRS group instruction through hands-on practice and discussion, and is a requirement for individuals to participate in the WRS Group Mastery Practicum. The workshop examines the specifics of each WRS Block, with an increased focus on vocabulary, comprehension and fluency instruction. This course offers 19.5 CEU credit hours for PA Act 48.

Registration Fee: $679 payable via credit card Visa or Mastercard -or school purchase order.

If your fee has been approved to be covered by a grant or Title II funds please use the Purchase Order option and enter the grant name or TTII funds as the PO information.

*DCIU STAFF USE PURCHASE ORDER OPTION AND INPUT PROGRAM PROVIDED BUDGET CODE FOR BILLING**

Registration Deadline: 6/19/2024

37. Addressing Learning Disabilities in Education

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: The course is designed for teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, for reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with learning disabilities

Dates: 6/26/2024 to 7/16/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

PDE COURSE NUMBER 20120310
Audience: Teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines,reading specialists,nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists,speech therapists,any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with learning disabilities.

Description: Participants will have the opportunity to further understand what learning disabilities are, how they are identified and how they are managed in the educational setting. Through viewing videos, examination of research, discussions among colleagues, review of legal cases, assessment of student case studies and development of sample lesson plans, standards aligned IEP goals, accommodations and modifications, participants will have tools to implement strategies within their classroom to promote student achievement for all students with learning disabilities. Pennsylvania's Resiliency/Wellness Framework elements of high expectations for students with learning disabilities, meaningful student engagement among students with learning disabilities, connectivity and bonding with students with learning disabilities, skills for life for our students with learning disabilities, clear and consistent boundaries for our students with learning disabilities as well as unconditional support for these students will also be covered.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable)

38. Adopting a Growth Mindset in Education

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: The course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about growth mindset including teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines; for reading specialists; speech and language therapists; nurses; school counselors; parents; school and district administrators.

Dates: 6/26/2024 to 7/16/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

PDE COURSE NUMBER 20180072
Audience: The course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about growth mindset including teachers K-12 in all subject areas & disciplines;reading specialists;speech & language therapists; nurses;school counselors;parents;school & district administrators.

Description: A growth mindset is the belief that intelligence can be developed with effort. Students with a growth mindset understand they can get "smarter" through hard work, the use of effective strategies, and getting help from others when needed. A fixed mindset is the belief that intelligence is a fixed trait handed out at birth. Course participants will review the research about the brain and how the brain, like a muscle, changes and grows in response to challenge. Throughout the course we will explore how we, as educators, can praise students for effort and process rather than praising them for being "smart." Participants will take with them practical strategies to implement whether they are teachers, counselors, speech therapists, nurses, parents, or simply anyone who wants to learn more about fostering a growth mindset in themselves or others.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Applies to Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Forms will be emailed if selected. Act 48 by Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable)

39. Autism in Education

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: The course is designed for teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, for reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with Autism

Dates: 6/26/2024 to 7/16/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience: The course is designed for teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, for reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with Autism.

PDE Course Number: 20120307
Description: This course will provide participants descriptions of disorders that fall under the autism spectrum. Participants will review the latest research in the autism field and legal aspects of having students with autism in the classroom. We will explore fostering social competence in students with autism, developing and implementing IEPs for students with autism, and how to best meet these students' needs while promoting acceptance from the other classmates. Participants will take with them practical educational and instructional strategies to implement within their classroom. Online. No textbook required.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option.Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

COURSES WILL NOT BE MARKED COMPLETED AND CREDIT WILL NOT BE AWARDED PRIOR TO A COURSE ENDING DATE.

40. Diversity Awareness in Communication: Healthy Dialogue & Conflict Resolution

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 6/26/2024 to 7/16/2024

Meeting Times: Course will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed one day prior to course start.

PDE COURSE NUMBER 20030240
Target Audience: K-12 Teachers

Description: Fear of conflict, worry about saying the "wrong thing,"and not knowing what to say are all common reasons for the shortage or absence of diversity-related discussions in K-12 schools. Unfortunately, lack of discussion about this topic can actually increase negative bias, decrease understanding, and ultimately hinder academic achievement for students. This course will introduce participants to effective communication strategies that can reduce the discomfort of engaging in diversity-related discussions, increase their ability to build communication skills relating to the topic of diversity, and be applied upon returning to the workplace.

Registration Fee (Charged at time of registration): Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 (Late fee of $550.00 if registering one week or less prior to start of course)

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Count towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option.Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

COURSES WILL NOT BE MARKED COMPLETED AND CREDIT WILL NOT BE AWARDED PRIOR TO A COURSE ENDING DATE.

41. Essentials for the 21st Century World Language Teacher

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Teachers of all modern world languages

Dates: 6/26/2024 to 7/16/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience: Teachers of all modern world languages

Description:PDE COURSE # 20210055 This course is intended to provide a strong framework to modern language teachers in the essential elements of 21st century world language pedagogy. Whether you are teaching from a text series or designing your own curriculum, knowing how to effectively reach today's language learners remains the key to success. You will be presented with the most significant teaching strategies as designated by ACTFL. The course content begins with the basics of communication and then segues to actual course and lesson design and delivery. The course culminates with the concepts of assessment so you can find the best ways to measure linguistic and cultural proficiency.

***Required text - Keys to planning for learning - Donna Clementi and Laura Terrill Available as an e-book from ACTFL website https://my.actfl.org/portal/ItemDetail?iProductCode=KEYSPLAN2-EPUB ***

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): $525.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. May count towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. (Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

42. Implementing Equitable Trauma Responsive School Practices

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: ALL

Dates: 6/26/2024 to 7/16/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience: ALL

Description: PDE COURSE # 20230004 This course examines equitable, trauma responsive classroom and schoolwide practices grounded in a neurobiological understanding of trauma's impact on students' physical, cognitive, social and emotional development. The course modules provide evidence-based system supports and targeted individual interventions to use in response to the physical health, emotional well-being, learning, social relationship, and behavioral concerns presented by students experiencing toxic stress reaction to trauma and strategies that foster resilience to buffer the impact of trauma exposure.

Required Text: Shevrin Venet, A. (2023). Equity-centered, trauma informed education. Routledge. ISBN: 978-1032597133 (pbk) ISBN-13: 978-1032677989 (eBook). Please acquire prior to course. Not included in course fees.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): Visa or Mastercard $525.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

43. Innovative Teaching with AI: Transforming Education for the 21st Century

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: District and Building Administrators, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Special Area Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Librarians

Dates: 6/26/2024 to 7/16/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience: District and Building Administrators, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Special Area Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Librarians

Description: PDE COURSE # 20230029 This three-credit course, offered with or without graduate credit, is designed to empower educators with the skills and insights needed to revolutionize traditional teaching methods using Artificial Intelligence. Dive into the latest advancements in AI-driven educational tools, curriculum personalization, and student engagement techniques. Participants will learn to integrate AI technologies into their teaching methods, fostering creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration among students. Explore ethical considerations and best practices for creating a safe and inclusive AI-enhanced learning environment. Participants will grasp the ethical considerations of AI implementation in education while harnessing its potential to create inclusive, adaptable, and data-driven learning environments. Whether you're a seasoned educator or new to the field, this course equips you with the expertise to navigate the evolving landscape of education, ultimately shaping a new era of impactful, AI-infused teaching practices. The course is delivered asynchronously over the course of three weeks.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

44. Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom: Strategies, Techniques, and Materials

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: General Education Teachers,Special Education Teachers,Early Childhood Teachers,Special Area Teachers, Paraprofessionals

Dates: 6/26/2024 to 7/16/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience: General, Special Education, Early Childhood and Special Area Teachers, Paraprofessionals

Description: This course will instill a thorough understanding of how to incorporate Howard Gardner's concept of multiple intelligences in your K-12 classroom. 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. Course is asynchronous and online; assignments to be completed by the end of each week on your own schedule.

Will emphasize what each student is attracted to, becomes comfortable with, and skilled in different ways of processing information. 3 lessons and hands-on or computer-generated projects will be developed to apply the theory of multiple intelligences. Instructor will provide sample lessons along with modeling of lessons. Participants will develop one artifact for each intelligence and create 3 lessons to share with the group.

Text for this class Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom (2018) by Dr. Thomas Armstrong, 4th edition,ISBN #978-1-4166-2509-4. Suggest buying used at Amazon for about $6.00. Questions, please contact Dr. William Yerger at william.yerger@eastern.edu or call 610-248-4737.

Registration Fee: Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 up to 1 week before start date, $550.00 if 7 days or less of start date

Credits: 3 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts for Level II Cert and Master's Equivalency

Graduate Credit through Immaculata University for additional fee of $200.00/credit. Forms will be emailed if you select this option. Act 48 through Immaculata University with this option. Grad credit rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable)

45. DCIU Student Services Supervisors Meetings (DCIU Staff Only) - ALL MEETINGS 2024-2025

Program: Meetings and Workshops

Audience: DCIU Student Services Supervisors

Dates: 7/16/2024 to 6/18/2025

THIS REGISTRATION IS FOR ALL MEETINGS, TOTAL HOURS FOR MEETINGS ATTENDED WILL BE REPORTED AFTER THE FINAL MEETING IN JUNE 2025

Target Audience: DCIU STAFF ONLY Student Services Supervisors

Description: Updates, share and meet to discuss Student Services. Lunch available 11:30-12:30 for those in attendance (optional).

**PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ACT 48 CREDIT. POSSIBLE TOTAL HOURS FOR ALL MEETINGS 29.5. NO CREDIT PROVIDED IF NOT PREREGISTERED BEFORE THE LAST MEETING IN JUNE 2024***

46. SWIFT at SWIS

Program: Meetings and Workshops

Audience: District schools that have already purchased SWIS

Dates: 7/22/2024

Target Audience: District Administrators, Building Administrators, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Special Area Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Administrative Assistants, School Psychologists, School Counselors, Mental Health Professionals, Social Workers, PBIS Team members

Description: This 3-hour introductory training is required for all school teams, including all building administrators, implementing SWIS for the first time or new administrative/PBIS core team members using SWIS. Attendees of this training should be staff of a school currently or soon-to-be using SWIS to track behavior. The focus of this training is learning about the principles of using SWIS, how to analyze and effectively use data to make decisions.

Registration Fee: No fee for Delaware County Schools Staff (supported through IDEA funding), $60 for out of county, payable via Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard only) or Purchase Order. Register by 7/19/2024

47. A New Look at Working with Students with Autism

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, for reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with Autism.

Dates: 7/24/2024 to 8/13/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience:Designed for teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with Autism

Description: PDE COURSE NUMBER 20120306. With more and more students being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorders, it is important for educators to explore their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. This course takes an inside look into what it is like to live with Autism. We will see and hear first hand accounts from people living with the disorder. Their inspirational and informative stories have motivated participants in the past to examine and reexamine how they work with students on the spectrum of autism. We will explore methods of motivation and classroom management in settings with learners with Autism. Given the information provided throughout the course, participants will also have the opportunity to more completely understand the many services that students with autism can benefit from and how educators can apply this learned information in their area of focus and provide effective instruction to students with mild to severe Autism.

Registration Fee: Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable)

48. ADHD in Education

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: The course is designed for teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, for reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with ADHD.

Dates: 7/24/2024 to 8/13/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

PDE COURSE NUMBER 20120308
Audience: The course is designed for teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, for reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with ADHD.

Description: With more and more students being diagnosed with ADHD, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. Throughout the course, participants will explore the debate surrounding medication and the myths associated with ADHD. Furthermore, they will complete activities providing them with first-hand experience about what it is like to live with ADHD. With the information covered in the course, participants will take away practical strategies to implement across all school environments. Online. No textbook required.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

49. Diversity Awareness in Education: A New Perspective for a Changing Classroom

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 7/24/2024 to 8/13/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

PDE COURSE NUMBER 20050437
Target Audience: K-12 Teachers

Description: This course will help educators gain a greater awareness of the racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, gender and cultural diversity of their school community and beyond. Participants will be involved in insightful and interactive learning that will place a great emphasis on personal world view and the world view of others. In the end, participants will be equipped with the knowledge to create effective strategies for use in any curriculum relevant to your position.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): Visa or Mastercard - $525.00 (Late fee of $550.00 if registering one week or less prior to start of course)

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Count towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option.Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

COURSES WILL NOT BE MARKED COMPLETED AND CREDIT WILL NOT BE AWARDED PRIOR TO A COURSE ENDING DATE.

50. Essentials for the 21st Century World Language Teacher

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Teachers of all modern world languages

Dates: 7/24/2024 to 8/13/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience: Teachers of all modern world languages

Description:PDE COURSE # 20210055 This course is intended to provide a strong framework to modern language teachers in the essential elements of 21st century world language pedagogy. Whether you are teaching from a text series or designing your own curriculum, knowing how to effectively reach today's language learners remains the key to success. You will be presented with the most significant teaching strategies as designated by ACTFL. The course content begins with the basics of communication and then segues to actual course and lesson design and delivery. The course culminates with the concepts of assessment so you can find the best ways to measure linguistic and cultural proficiency.

***Required text - Keys to planning for learning - Donna Clementi and Laura Terrill Available as an e-book from ACTFL website https://my.actfl.org/portal/ItemDetail?iProductCode=KEYSPLAN2-EPUB ***

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): $525.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. May count towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. (Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

51. How to Develop Media Literacy Skills

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: District Administrators, Building Administrators, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Special Area Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Parents/Community, School Psychologists, School Counselors, Social Workers

Dates: 7/24/2024 to 8/13/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience: District & Building Admins; General Ed, Special Ed, Early Childhood,and Special Area Teachers, Paraprofessionals,Parents/Community,School Psychologists & Counselors, Social Workers

Description: PDE COURSE #202100026. Students are exposed to a variety of media throughout the day. Television, radio, computers, internet, social media, streaming, video games and smartphones,just a few examples of the media students interact with daily. Media is an influential force in the lives of students. However, when it comes to being able to recognize real news versus a fake news article that might appear on their feed, the majority cannot tell the difference. Teachers have a responsibility to teach students how to evaluate and analyze informational text. In order to be an informed citizen, students must know how to access, analyze, evaluate, create and act using all forms of media. It is imperative that students possess these skills so that they can make informed decisions as adults. The ability to analyze and evaluate various forms of media is also known as media literacy skills. During this 3-credit online course, participants will come to understand what media literacy is, its importance in the classroom, how to integrate media literacy skills and design lessons and activities that will develop students' media literacy skills.

Registration Fee: Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable)

52. Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom: Strategies, Techniques, and Materials

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: General Education Teachers,Special Education Teachers,Early Childhood Teachers,Special Area Teachers, Paraprofessionals

Dates: 7/24/2024 to 8/13/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience: General, Special Education, Early Childhood and Special Area Teachers, Paraprofessionals

Description: This course will instill a thorough understanding of how to incorporate Howard Gardner's concept of multiple intelligences in your K-12 classroom. 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. Course is asynchronous and online; assignments to be completed by the end of each week on your own schedule.

Will emphasize what each student is attracted to, becomes comfortable with, and skilled in different ways of processing information. 3 lessons and hands-on or computer-generated projects will be developed to apply the theory of multiple intelligences. Instructor will provide sample lessons along with modeling of lessons. Participants will develop one artifact for each intelligence and create 3 lessons to share with the group.

Text for this class Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom (2018) by Dr. Thomas Armstrong, 4th edition,ISBN #978-1-4166-2509-4. Suggest buying used at Amazon for about $6.00. Questions, please contact Dr. William Yerger at william.yerger@eastern.edu or call 610-248-4737.

Registration Fee: Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 up to 1 week before start date, $550.00 if 7 days or less of start date

Credits: 3 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts for Level II Cert and Master's Equivalency

Graduate Credit through Immaculata University for additional fee of $200.00/credit. Forms will be emailed if you select this option. Act 48 through Immaculata University with this option. Grad credit rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable)

53. Strategies for Challenging Student Behaviors

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: ALL

Dates: 7/24/2024 to 8/13/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience: ALL

Description:PDE COURSE # 20120092 Strategies for Challenging Student Behaviors offers research-based interventions that educators can use to support K-12 students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), and Conduct Disorder (CD). The purpose of the course is to help educators identify behavioral indicators common to these disorders, and implement strategies in response to these behaviors to promote students' social and emotional skill-building and support academic success. This course aligns with the PA Student Interpersonal Skill Standards (SIS) and the Safe and Supportive Schools Model.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. May count towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. (Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

54. The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Building Administrators, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Special Area Teachers

Dates: 7/24/2024 to 8/13/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience:Building Administrators, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Special Area Teachers

Description: PDE COURSE NUMBER 20210029. 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. Strategies for successfully addressing virtual and hybrid effective instruction will be presented. The book utilized, The First Days of School: How To Be An Effective Teacher (5th edition, 2018) by Harry Wong & Rosemary 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 which will also include virtual teaching. Students' educational experiences will be so much better after having applied the book along with completing the other high-powered activities in the class.

The text for this class The First Days of School: How To Be An Effective Teacher (5th edition, 2018) by Harry Wong & Rosemary Wong ISBN-13: 978-0976423386 must be obtained prior to the start of the session.

Registration Fee: Visa or Mastercard - $525.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable)

55. PBIS Tier 1 Reboot

Program: Meetings and Workshops

Audience: Teams previously implementing PBIS whose Team Members have changed, or those needing refresh - Building Administrators, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Special Area Teachers

Dates: 7/24/2024 to 7/25/2024

Target Audience: Teams previously implementing PBIS whose Team Members have changed, or those needing refresh - Building Administrators, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Special Area Teachers

Description: DCIU is providing this training to PBIS teams that have previous PBIS implementation but have experienced a change in team members and/or administration as well as school's looking to refresh some of their current practices to be more aligned with current needs.

Please bring a laptop and school's current PBIS materials - matrix, lesson plans, schedules, acknowledgement system, data and any other relevant items.

Register by 7/19/2024

56. Addressing Learning Disabilities in Education

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: The course is designed for teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, for reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with learning disabilities

Dates: 8/14/2024 to 9/3/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

PDE COURSE NUMBER 20120310
Audience: Teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines,reading specialists,nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists,speech therapists,any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with learning disabilities.

Description: Participants will have the opportunity to further understand what learning disabilities are, how they are identified and how they are managed in the educational setting. Through viewing videos, examination of research, discussions among colleagues, review of legal cases, assessment of student case studies and development of sample lesson plans, standards aligned IEP goals, accommodations and modifications, participants will have tools to implement strategies within their classroom to promote student achievement for all students with learning disabilities. Pennsylvania's Resiliency/Wellness Framework elements of high expectations for students with learning disabilities, meaningful student engagement among students with learning disabilities, connectivity and bonding with students with learning disabilities, skills for life for our students with learning disabilities, clear and consistent boundaries for our students with learning disabilities as well as unconditional support for these students will also be covered.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable)

57. Adopting a Growth Mindset in Education

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: The course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about growth mindset including teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines; for reading specialists; speech and language therapists; nurses; school counselors; parents; school and district administrators.

Dates: 8/14/2024 to 9/3/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

PDE COURSE NUMBER 20180072
Audience: The course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about growth mindset including teachers K-12 in all subject areas & disciplines;reading specialists;speech & language therapists; nurses;school counselors;parents;school & district administrators.

Description: A growth mindset is the belief that intelligence can be developed with effort. Students with a growth mindset understand they can get "smarter" through hard work, the use of effective strategies, and getting help from others when needed. A fixed mindset is the belief that intelligence is a fixed trait handed out at birth. Course participants will review the research about the brain and how the brain, like a muscle, changes and grows in response to challenge. Throughout the course we will explore how we, as educators, can praise students for effort and process rather than praising them for being "smart." Participants will take with them practical strategies to implement whether they are teachers, counselors, speech therapists, nurses, parents, or simply anyone who wants to learn more about fostering a growth mindset in themselves or others.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Applies to Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Forms will be emailed if selected. Act 48 by Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable)

58. Autism in Education

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: The course is designed for teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, for reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with Autism

Dates: 8/14/2024 to 9/3/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience: The course is designed for teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, for reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with Autism.

PDE Course Number: 20120307
Description: This course will provide participants descriptions of disorders that fall under the autism spectrum. Participants will review the latest research in the autism field and legal aspects of having students with autism in the classroom. We will explore fostering social competence in students with autism, developing and implementing IEPs for students with autism, and how to best meet these students' needs while promoting acceptance from the other classmates. Participants will take with them practical educational and instructional strategies to implement within their classroom. Online. No textbook required.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option.Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

COURSES WILL NOT BE MARKED COMPLETED AND CREDIT WILL NOT BE AWARDED PRIOR TO A COURSE ENDING DATE.

59. Culturally Responsive Teaching

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: District & Building Admins; General Ed, Special Ed, Early Childhood,and Special Area Teachers, School Counselors, Social Workers

Dates: 8/14/2024 to 9/3/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience: District & Building Admins; General Ed, Special Ed, Early Childhood,and Special Area Teachers, School Counselors, Social Workers

Description: PDE COURSE #20210074. Diversity in the classroom is increasing. For the first time in history, the majority of students are racial and ethnic minorities. Unfortunately, the teaching styles, materials, and classrooms do not reflect these diverse cultures and backgrounds, thus leaving the majority of students disconnected from the learning process. Students need to be exposed to authors and characters that look, sound, and act like them. Classrooms need to reflect diversity, not only on holidays but all the time. Spanish culture, achievements of minorities, and black history need to be embedded daily not taught only during a designated month or on a holiday. When students' backgrounds are not considered, problems such as language barriers, systemic discrimination, and lack of representation occur. In this three-credit online course, participants will explore the principles of culturally responsive teaching and examine teaching strategies that promote a culturally responsive classroom.

Registration Fee: Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable)

60. Diversity Awareness in Communication: Healthy Dialogue & Conflict Resolution

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 8/14/2024 to 9/3/2024

Meeting Times: Course will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed one day prior to course start.

PDE COURSE NUMBER 20030240
Target Audience: K-12 Teachers

Description: Fear of conflict, worry about saying the "wrong thing,"and not knowing what to say are all common reasons for the shortage or absence of diversity-related discussions in K-12 schools. Unfortunately, lack of discussion about this topic can actually increase negative bias, decrease understanding, and ultimately hinder academic achievement for students. This course will introduce participants to effective communication strategies that can reduce the discomfort of engaging in diversity-related discussions, increase their ability to build communication skills relating to the topic of diversity, and be applied upon returning to the workplace.

Registration Fee (Charged at time of registration): Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 (Late fee of $550.00 if registering one week or less prior to start of course)

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Count towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option.Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

COURSES WILL NOT BE MARKED COMPLETED AND CREDIT WILL NOT BE AWARDED PRIOR TO A COURSE ENDING DATE.

61. The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Building Administrators, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Special Area Teachers

Dates: 8/14/2024 to 9/3/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience:Building Administrators, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Special Area Teachers

Description: PDE COURSE NUMBER 20210029. 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. Strategies for successfully addressing virtual and hybrid effective instruction will be presented. The book utilized, The First Days of School: How To Be An Effective Teacher (5th edition, 2018) by Harry Wong & Rosemary 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 which will also include virtual teaching. Students' educational experiences will be so much better after having applied the book along with completing the other high-powered activities in the class.

The text for this class The First Days of School: How To Be An Effective Teacher (5th edition, 2018) by Harry Wong & Rosemary Wong ISBN-13: 978-0976423386 must be obtained prior to the start of the session.

Registration Fee: Visa or Mastercard - $525.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable)

62. Special Education and Pupil Services Stakeholders Meetings - ALL MEETINGS 2024-2025

Program: Meetings and Workshops

Audience: Delaware County District Special Education Directors and Supervisors

Dates: 8/25/2024 to 5/1/2025

THIS REGISTRATION IS FOR ALL NINE (9) MEETINGS, TOTAL HOURS FOR MEETINGS ATTENDED WILL BE REPORTED AFTER THE FINAL MEETING IN MAY 2025

Target Audience: Delaware County District Special Education Directors and Supervisors

Description: Updates, share and meet to discuss special education.

***PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ACT 48 CREDIT. NO CREDIT PROVIDED IF NOT PREREGISTERED BEFORE THE LAST MEETING IN MAY 2025***

63. ESL 1: Language Acquisition

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Pennsylvania Educators holding a valid PA Teaching Certificate and accepted into the ESL Specialist Add-on Certificate Program

Dates: 8/28/2024 to 11/5/2024

Meeting Times: Course will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed one day prior to course start.

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience: Pennsylvania Educators holding a valid PA Teaching Certificate and accepted into the ESL Specialist Add-on Certificate Program.

Special Note: PLEASE REVIEW THE DCIU ESL SPECIALIST ADD-ON CERTIFICATE GUIDELINES CAREFULLY AT THE LINK BELOW, BEFORE REGISTERING:
(CLICK HERE)ESL SPECIALIST ADD-ON.

ADMISSION MUST BE APPROVED PRIOR TO REGISTERING FOR THIS COURSE.


Description: This course is designed for teachers of English Language Learners. Educators taking this course will develop knowledge and skills in the areas of structure of the English language, grammar, and pronunciation, including lexical, morphological, syntax, phonological and pragmatic components. Language Acquisition is designed to develop participants' knowledge of the process of literacy development for second language learners and strategies to assist ELLs in different stages of second language acquisition.

Required Textbook: Required Textbook: "How the ELL Brain Learns" ​ by David Sousa, https://www.amazon.com/How-Brain-Learns-David-Sousa/dp/1412988349

Registration Fee: Visa or Mastercard -$675.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $700.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. May count towards Level II Certification and Masters Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Immaculata Course number EDL 563. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

64. ESL 3: Observing, Planning, Implementing and Managing Instruction

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Pennsylvania Educators holding a valid PA Teaching Certificate participating in the current ESL Cohort

Dates: 8/28/2024 to 11/5/2024

Meeting Times: Course will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed one day prior to course start.

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience: Pennsylvania Educators holding a valid PA Teaching Certificate

Description: PDE COURSE # 20130073 Upon completion of this course, teachers will be expected to design and implement and ESL program tailored to meet the needs of each student. Participants will be able to identify appropriate materials and resources to be used with students at each level of English Proficiency. Students will be able to observe and plan standards-based ESL content instruction for students K-12. Participants will use performance-based measures to assess ELLs ability to use grammar, vocabulary, Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing to communicate.

REQUIRED TEXT: "EL Excellence Every Day: The Flip-To Guide for Differentiating Academic Literacy" by Tonya Ward Singer. https://www.amazon.com/Excellence-Every-Day-Flip-Differentiating/dp/1506377874

Registration Fee: Visa or Mastercard -$675.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $700.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Immaculata Course number EDL 565. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

65. ESL 5: Professionalism

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Pennsylvania Educators holding a valid PA Teaching Certificate participating in the current ESL Cohort

Dates: 8/28/2024 to 10/1/2024

Meeting Times: Course will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed one day prior to course start.

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience:Pennsylvania Educators holding a valid PA Teaching Certificate

This course is only open to ESL SPECIALIST ADD-ON Cohort

Description: This course is designed as a capstone course intended to show participants' knowledge and experience in the field of ESL. Participants will complete research, design professional development, create plans for their future ESL classrooms, and explore ways to involve parents in their child's education.

Registration Fee: Visa or Mastercard -$225.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $250.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course (fee charged at registration)

Credits: One (1) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credit, 30 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Immaculata Course number EDL 561. Form will be emailed to you if you.

66. ESL Fieldwork Experience

Program: Meetings and Workshops

Audience: Pennsylvania Educators holding a valid PA Teaching Certificate participating in the current ESL Cohort

Dates: 8/28/2024 to 10/1/2024

Target Audience: Open to DCIU ESL Cohort

Description: This course is required for ESL students completing the fieldwork portion of the cohort.

Registration Fee: Visa or Mastercard -$450.00 (Late fee of $475.00 if registering one week or less prior to start) Fees charged at registration. REGISTRATION DEADLINE 8/26/24, YOU MUST BE PREREGISTERED.

Credits: 90 Act 48 Hours. NOT ELIGIBLE FOR CPE CREDIT HOURS AND IMMACULATA CREDIT.

67. A New Look at Working with Students with Autism

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, for reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with Autism.

Dates: 9/11/2024 to 10/1/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience:Designed for teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with Autism

Description: PDE COURSE NUMBER 20120306. With more and more students being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorders, it is important for educators to explore their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. This course takes an inside look into what it is like to live with Autism. We will see and hear first hand accounts from people living with the disorder. Their inspirational and informative stories have motivated participants in the past to examine and reexamine how they work with students on the spectrum of autism. We will explore methods of motivation and classroom management in settings with learners with Autism. Given the information provided throughout the course, participants will also have the opportunity to more completely understand the many services that students with autism can benefit from and how educators can apply this learned information in their area of focus and provide effective instruction to students with mild to severe Autism.

Registration Fee: Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable)

68. ADHD in Education

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: The course is designed for teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, for reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with ADHD.

Dates: 9/11/2024 to 10/1/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

PDE COURSE NUMBER 20120308
Audience: The course is designed for teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, for reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with ADHD.

Description: With more and more students being diagnosed with ADHD, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. Throughout the course, participants will explore the debate surrounding medication and the myths associated with ADHD. Furthermore, they will complete activities providing them with first-hand experience about what it is like to live with ADHD. With the information covered in the course, participants will take away practical strategies to implement across all school environments. Online. No textbook required.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

69. Culturally Responsive Teaching

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: District & Building Admins; General Ed, Special Ed, Early Childhood,and Special Area Teachers, School Counselors, Social Workers

Dates: 9/11/2024 to 10/1/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience: District & Building Admins; General Ed, Special Ed, Early Childhood,and Special Area Teachers, School Counselors, Social Workers

Description: PDE COURSE #20210074. Diversity in the classroom is increasing. For the first time in history, the majority of students are racial and ethnic minorities. Unfortunately, the teaching styles, materials, and classrooms do not reflect these diverse cultures and backgrounds, thus leaving the majority of students disconnected from the learning process. Students need to be exposed to authors and characters that look, sound, and act like them. Classrooms need to reflect diversity, not only on holidays but all the time. Spanish culture, achievements of minorities, and black history need to be embedded daily not taught only during a designated month or on a holiday. When students' backgrounds are not considered, problems such as language barriers, systemic discrimination, and lack of representation occur. In this three-credit online course, participants will explore the principles of culturally responsive teaching and examine teaching strategies that promote a culturally responsive classroom.

Registration Fee: Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable)

70. Diversity Awareness in Education: A New Perspective for a Changing Classroom

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 9/11/2024 to 10/1/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

PDE COURSE NUMBER 20050437
Target Audience: K-12 Teachers

Description: This course will help educators gain a greater awareness of the racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, gender and cultural diversity of their school community and beyond. Participants will be involved in insightful and interactive learning that will place a great emphasis on personal world view and the world view of others. In the end, participants will be equipped with the knowledge to create effective strategies for use in any curriculum relevant to your position.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): Visa or Mastercard - $525.00 (Late fee of $550.00 if registering one week or less prior to start of course)

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Count towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option.Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

COURSES WILL NOT BE MARKED COMPLETED AND CREDIT WILL NOT BE AWARDED PRIOR TO A COURSE ENDING DATE.

71. The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Building Administrators, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Special Area Teachers

Dates: 9/11/2024 to 10/1/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience:Building Administrators, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Special Area Teachers

Description: PDE COURSE NUMBER 20210029. 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. Strategies for successfully addressing virtual and hybrid effective instruction will be presented. The book utilized, The First Days of School: How To Be An Effective Teacher (5th edition, 2018) by Harry Wong & Rosemary 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 which will also include virtual teaching. Students' educational experiences will be so much better after having applied the book along with completing the other high-powered activities in the class.

The text for this class The First Days of School: How To Be An Effective Teacher (5th edition, 2018) by Harry Wong & Rosemary Wong ISBN-13: 978-0976423386 must be obtained prior to the start of the session.

Registration Fee: Visa or Mastercard - $525.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable)

72. Addressing Learning Disabilities in Education

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: The course is designed for teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, for reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with learning disabilities

Dates: 10/2/2024 to 10/22/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

PDE COURSE NUMBER 20120310
Audience: Teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines,reading specialists,nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists,speech therapists,any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with learning disabilities.

Description: Participants will have the opportunity to further understand what learning disabilities are, how they are identified and how they are managed in the educational setting. Through viewing videos, examination of research, discussions among colleagues, review of legal cases, assessment of student case studies and development of sample lesson plans, standards aligned IEP goals, accommodations and modifications, participants will have tools to implement strategies within their classroom to promote student achievement for all students with learning disabilities. Pennsylvania's Resiliency/Wellness Framework elements of high expectations for students with learning disabilities, meaningful student engagement among students with learning disabilities, connectivity and bonding with students with learning disabilities, skills for life for our students with learning disabilities, clear and consistent boundaries for our students with learning disabilities as well as unconditional support for these students will also be covered.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable)

73. Adopting a Growth Mindset in Education

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: The course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about growth mindset including teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines; for reading specialists; speech and language therapists; nurses; school counselors; parents; school and district administrators.

Dates: 10/2/2024 to 10/22/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

PDE COURSE NUMBER 20180072
Audience: The course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about growth mindset including teachers K-12 in all subject areas & disciplines;reading specialists;speech & language therapists; nurses;school counselors;parents;school & district administrators.

Description: A growth mindset is the belief that intelligence can be developed with effort. Students with a growth mindset understand they can get "smarter" through hard work, the use of effective strategies, and getting help from others when needed. A fixed mindset is the belief that intelligence is a fixed trait handed out at birth. Course participants will review the research about the brain and how the brain, like a muscle, changes and grows in response to challenge. Throughout the course we will explore how we, as educators, can praise students for effort and process rather than praising them for being "smart." Participants will take with them practical strategies to implement whether they are teachers, counselors, speech therapists, nurses, parents, or simply anyone who wants to learn more about fostering a growth mindset in themselves or others.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Applies to Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Forms will be emailed if selected. Act 48 by Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable)

74. Autism in Education

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: The course is designed for teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, for reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with Autism

Dates: 10/2/2024 to 10/22/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience: The course is designed for teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, for reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with Autism.

PDE Course Number: 20120307
Description: This course will provide participants descriptions of disorders that fall under the autism spectrum. Participants will review the latest research in the autism field and legal aspects of having students with autism in the classroom. We will explore fostering social competence in students with autism, developing and implementing IEPs for students with autism, and how to best meet these students' needs while promoting acceptance from the other classmates. Participants will take with them practical educational and instructional strategies to implement within their classroom. Online. No textbook required.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option.Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

COURSES WILL NOT BE MARKED COMPLETED AND CREDIT WILL NOT BE AWARDED PRIOR TO A COURSE ENDING DATE.

75. Diversity Awareness in Communication: Healthy Dialogue & Conflict Resolution

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 10/2/2024 to 10/22/2024

Meeting Times: Course will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed one day prior to course start.

PDE COURSE NUMBER 20030240
Target Audience: K-12 Teachers

Description: Fear of conflict, worry about saying the "wrong thing,"and not knowing what to say are all common reasons for the shortage or absence of diversity-related discussions in K-12 schools. Unfortunately, lack of discussion about this topic can actually increase negative bias, decrease understanding, and ultimately hinder academic achievement for students. This course will introduce participants to effective communication strategies that can reduce the discomfort of engaging in diversity-related discussions, increase their ability to build communication skills relating to the topic of diversity, and be applied upon returning to the workplace.

Registration Fee (Charged at time of registration): Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 (Late fee of $550.00 if registering one week or less prior to start of course)

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Count towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option.Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

COURSES WILL NOT BE MARKED COMPLETED AND CREDIT WILL NOT BE AWARDED PRIOR TO A COURSE ENDING DATE.

76. Essentials for the 21st Century World Language Teacher

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Teachers of all modern world languages

Dates: 10/2/2024 to 10/22/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience: Teachers of all modern world languages

Description:PDE COURSE # 20210055 This course is intended to provide a strong framework to modern language teachers in the essential elements of 21st century world language pedagogy. Whether you are teaching from a text series or designing your own curriculum, knowing how to effectively reach today's language learners remains the key to success. You will be presented with the most significant teaching strategies as designated by ACTFL. The course content begins with the basics of communication and then segues to actual course and lesson design and delivery. The course culminates with the concepts of assessment so you can find the best ways to measure linguistic and cultural proficiency.

***Required text - Keys to planning for learning - Donna Clementi and Laura Terrill Available as an e-book from ACTFL website https://my.actfl.org/portal/ItemDetail?iProductCode=KEYSPLAN2-EPUB ***

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): $525.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. May count towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. (Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

77. How to Develop Media Literacy Skills

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: District Administrators, Building Administrators, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Special Area Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Parents/Community, School Psychologists, School Counselors, Social Workers

Dates: 10/2/2024 to 10/22/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience: District & Building Admins; General Ed, Special Ed, Early Childhood,and Special Area Teachers, Paraprofessionals,Parents/Community,School Psychologists & Counselors, Social Workers

Description: PDE COURSE #202100026. Students are exposed to a variety of media throughout the day. Television, radio, computers, internet, social media, streaming, video games and smartphones,just a few examples of the media students interact with daily. Media is an influential force in the lives of students. However, when it comes to being able to recognize real news versus a fake news article that might appear on their feed, the majority cannot tell the difference. Teachers have a responsibility to teach students how to evaluate and analyze informational text. In order to be an informed citizen, students must know how to access, analyze, evaluate, create and act using all forms of media. It is imperative that students possess these skills so that they can make informed decisions as adults. The ability to analyze and evaluate various forms of media is also known as media literacy skills. During this 3-credit online course, participants will come to understand what media literacy is, its importance in the classroom, how to integrate media literacy skills and design lessons and activities that will develop students' media literacy skills.

Registration Fee: Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable)

78. Implementing Equitable Trauma Responsive School Practices

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: ALL

Dates: 10/2/2024 to 10/22/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience: ALL

Description: PDE COURSE # 20230004 This course examines equitable, trauma responsive classroom and schoolwide practices grounded in a neurobiological understanding of trauma's impact on students' physical, cognitive, social and emotional development. The course modules provide evidence-based system supports and targeted individual interventions to use in response to the physical health, emotional well-being, learning, social relationship, and behavioral concerns presented by students experiencing toxic stress reaction to trauma and strategies that foster resilience to buffer the impact of trauma exposure.

Required Text: Shevrin Venet, A. (2023). Equity-centered, trauma informed education. Routledge. ISBN: 978-1032597133 (pbk) ISBN-13: 978-1032677989 (eBook). Please acquire prior to course. Not included in course fees.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): Visa or Mastercard $525.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

79. Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom: Strategies, Techniques, and Materials

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: General Education Teachers,Special Education Teachers,Early Childhood Teachers,Special Area Teachers, Paraprofessionals

Dates: 10/2/2024 to 10/22/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience: General, Special Education, Early Childhood and Special Area Teachers, Paraprofessionals

Description: This course will instill a thorough understanding of how to incorporate Howard Gardner's concept of multiple intelligences in your K-12 classroom. 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. Course is asynchronous and online; assignments to be completed by the end of each week on your own schedule.

Will emphasize what each student is attracted to, becomes comfortable with, and skilled in different ways of processing information. 3 lessons and hands-on or computer-generated projects will be developed to apply the theory of multiple intelligences. Instructor will provide sample lessons along with modeling of lessons. Participants will develop one artifact for each intelligence and create 3 lessons to share with the group.

Text for this class Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom (2018) by Dr. Thomas Armstrong, 4th edition,ISBN #978-1-4166-2509-4. Suggest buying used at Amazon for about $6.00. Questions, please contact Dr. William Yerger at william.yerger@eastern.edu or call 610-248-4737.

Registration Fee: Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 up to 1 week before start date, $550.00 if 7 days or less of start date

Credits: 3 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts for Level II Cert and Master's Equivalency

Graduate Credit through Immaculata University for additional fee of $200.00/credit. Forms will be emailed if you select this option. Act 48 through Immaculata University with this option. Grad credit rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable)

80. A New Look at Working with Students with Autism

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, for reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with Autism.

Dates: 10/30/2024 to 11/19/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience:Designed for teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with Autism

Description: PDE COURSE NUMBER 20120306. With more and more students being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorders, it is important for educators to explore their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. This course takes an inside look into what it is like to live with Autism. We will see and hear first hand accounts from people living with the disorder. Their inspirational and informative stories have motivated participants in the past to examine and reexamine how they work with students on the spectrum of autism. We will explore methods of motivation and classroom management in settings with learners with Autism. Given the information provided throughout the course, participants will also have the opportunity to more completely understand the many services that students with autism can benefit from and how educators can apply this learned information in their area of focus and provide effective instruction to students with mild to severe Autism.

Registration Fee: Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable)

81. ADHD in Education

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: The course is designed for teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, for reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with ADHD.

Dates: 10/30/2024 to 11/19/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

PDE COURSE NUMBER 20120308
Audience: The course is designed for teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, for reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with ADHD.

Description: With more and more students being diagnosed with ADHD, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. Throughout the course, participants will explore the debate surrounding medication and the myths associated with ADHD. Furthermore, they will complete activities providing them with first-hand experience about what it is like to live with ADHD. With the information covered in the course, participants will take away practical strategies to implement across all school environments. Online. No textbook required.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

82. Diversity Awareness in Education: A New Perspective for a Changing Classroom

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 10/30/2024 to 11/19/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

PDE COURSE NUMBER 20050437
Target Audience: K-12 Teachers

Description: This course will help educators gain a greater awareness of the racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, gender and cultural diversity of their school community and beyond. Participants will be involved in insightful and interactive learning that will place a great emphasis on personal world view and the world view of others. In the end, participants will be equipped with the knowledge to create effective strategies for use in any curriculum relevant to your position.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): Visa or Mastercard - $525.00 (Late fee of $550.00 if registering one week or less prior to start of course)

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Count towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option.Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

COURSES WILL NOT BE MARKED COMPLETED AND CREDIT WILL NOT BE AWARDED PRIOR TO A COURSE ENDING DATE.

83. Essentials for the 21st Century World Language Teacher

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Teachers of all modern world languages

Dates: 10/30/2024 to 11/19/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience: Teachers of all modern world languages

Description:PDE COURSE # 20210055 This course is intended to provide a strong framework to modern language teachers in the essential elements of 21st century world language pedagogy. Whether you are teaching from a text series or designing your own curriculum, knowing how to effectively reach today's language learners remains the key to success. You will be presented with the most significant teaching strategies as designated by ACTFL. The course content begins with the basics of communication and then segues to actual course and lesson design and delivery. The course culminates with the concepts of assessment so you can find the best ways to measure linguistic and cultural proficiency.

***Required text - Keys to planning for learning - Donna Clementi and Laura Terrill Available as an e-book from ACTFL website https://my.actfl.org/portal/ItemDetail?iProductCode=KEYSPLAN2-EPUB ***

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): $525.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. May count towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. (Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

84. Innovative Teaching with AI: Transforming Education for the 21st Century

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: District and Building Administrators, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Special Area Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Librarians

Dates: 10/30/2024 to 11/19/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience: District and Building Administrators, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Special Area Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Librarians

Description: PDE COURSE # 20230029 This three-credit course, offered with or without graduate credit, is designed to empower educators with the skills and insights needed to revolutionize traditional teaching methods using Artificial Intelligence. Dive into the latest advancements in AI-driven educational tools, curriculum personalization, and student engagement techniques. Participants will learn to integrate AI technologies into their teaching methods, fostering creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration among students. Explore ethical considerations and best practices for creating a safe and inclusive AI-enhanced learning environment. Participants will grasp the ethical considerations of AI implementation in education while harnessing its potential to create inclusive, adaptable, and data-driven learning environments. Whether you're a seasoned educator or new to the field, this course equips you with the expertise to navigate the evolving landscape of education, ultimately shaping a new era of impactful, AI-infused teaching practices. The course is delivered asynchronously over the course of three weeks.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

85. Strategies for Challenging Student Behaviors

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: ALL

Dates: 10/30/2024 to 11/19/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience: ALL

Description:PDE COURSE # 20120092 Strategies for Challenging Student Behaviors offers research-based interventions that educators can use to support K-12 students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), and Conduct Disorder (CD). The purpose of the course is to help educators identify behavioral indicators common to these disorders, and implement strategies in response to these behaviors to promote students' social and emotional skill-building and support academic success. This course aligns with the PA Student Interpersonal Skill Standards (SIS) and the Safe and Supportive Schools Model.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. May count towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. (Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

86. The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Building Administrators, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Special Area Teachers

Dates: 10/30/2024 to 11/19/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience:Building Administrators, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Special Area Teachers

Description: PDE COURSE NUMBER 20210029. 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. Strategies for successfully addressing virtual and hybrid effective instruction will be presented. The book utilized, The First Days of School: How To Be An Effective Teacher (5th edition, 2018) by Harry Wong & Rosemary 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 which will also include virtual teaching. Students' educational experiences will be so much better after having applied the book along with completing the other high-powered activities in the class.

The text for this class The First Days of School: How To Be An Effective Teacher (5th edition, 2018) by Harry Wong & Rosemary Wong ISBN-13: 978-0976423386 must be obtained prior to the start of the session.

Registration Fee: Visa or Mastercard - $525.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable)

87. ESL 2: Language Assessment

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Pennsylvania Educators holding a valid PA Teaching Certificate and accepted into the ESL Specialist Add-on Certificate Program

Dates: 11/13/2024 to 1/21/2025

Meeting Times: Course will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed one day prior to course start.

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience: Current ESL Spec Cohort

Description: Course is designed for teachers of English Language Learners. Designed to expand participants' knowledge of effective assessment & placement practices for ELL students. Purposes for assessment, multiple assessment models and use of evaluation techniques are addressed. Participants will expand knowledge of Core ESL programming, effective uses of PA English Language Proficiency Standards, PDE's SAS ELL Overlays, PDE's Common Core Standards, ESL curriculum, and instructional practices. Appropriate assessments in the content area and ELL classroom will be discussed. Participates will learn the availability of school support services to assist ELLs in language acquisition and content learning and ways to promote parental/family involvement with their children's educational program. Participants will gain hands-on experience in test administration, interpretation, and reporting. IEP's for ELLs identified as special education students will be discussed.

Required Textbook: "Assessing English Language Learners: Bridges to Educational Equity: Connecting Academic Language Proficiency to Student Achievement" 2nd edition by Margo Gottlieb. https://www.amazon.com/Assessing-English-Language-Learners-Educational/dp/1483381064

Reg Fee (paid at time of registration): Visa or Mastercard -$675.00 registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $700.00 registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Grad credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts for Level II Certification &Master's Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Immaculata Course number EDL 565. Form will be emailed to you. Act 48 offered through Immaculata with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

88. ESL 4: Developing Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Pennsylvania Educators holding a valid PA Teaching Certificate participating in the current ESL Cohort

Dates: 11/13/2024 to 1/21/2025

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience:Current ESL Cohort

Description: This course is designed for teachers of English Language Learners. It is based upon knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes of a multicultural approach to learning. Teachers taking this course will develop an awareness of issues related to culture and their impact on the English Language Learner. The course will help learners develop an awareness of how culture affects language acquisition, develop strategies for working with cultural and linguistic diversity in the classroom as well as identify personal attitudes towards multicultural education. Cultural awareness from visible cultural traits to invisible cultural behaviors will be explored to promote staff understanding about other cultures. Course participants will be required to demonstrate knowledge of fundamental concepts and practices of English as a Second Language instruction as related to cultural awareness based on the following competencies.

REQUIRED TEXT: "Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners"​ by Sydney Snyder & Diane Staehr Fenner. https://us.corwin.com/en-us/nam/culturally-responsive-teaching-for-multilingual-learners/book270643 . Students also choose a novel.

Registration Fee: Visa or Mastercard -$675.00 registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $700.00 registering between 7 days and start of course (fees charged at registration)

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Immaculata Course number EDL 559. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

89. Addressing Learning Disabilities in Education

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: The course is designed for teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, for reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with learning disabilities

Dates: 11/20/2024 to 12/10/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

PDE COURSE NUMBER 20120310
Audience: Teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines,reading specialists,nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists,speech therapists,any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with learning disabilities.

Description: Participants will have the opportunity to further understand what learning disabilities are, how they are identified and how they are managed in the educational setting. Through viewing videos, examination of research, discussions among colleagues, review of legal cases, assessment of student case studies and development of sample lesson plans, standards aligned IEP goals, accommodations and modifications, participants will have tools to implement strategies within their classroom to promote student achievement for all students with learning disabilities. Pennsylvania's Resiliency/Wellness Framework elements of high expectations for students with learning disabilities, meaningful student engagement among students with learning disabilities, connectivity and bonding with students with learning disabilities, skills for life for our students with learning disabilities, clear and consistent boundaries for our students with learning disabilities as well as unconditional support for these students will also be covered.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable)

90. Adopting a Growth Mindset in Education

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: The course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about growth mindset including teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines; for reading specialists; speech and language therapists; nurses; school counselors; parents; school and district administrators.

Dates: 11/20/2024 to 12/10/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

PDE COURSE NUMBER 20180072
Audience: The course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about growth mindset including teachers K-12 in all subject areas & disciplines;reading specialists;speech & language therapists; nurses;school counselors;parents;school & district administrators.

Description: A growth mindset is the belief that intelligence can be developed with effort. Students with a growth mindset understand they can get "smarter" through hard work, the use of effective strategies, and getting help from others when needed. A fixed mindset is the belief that intelligence is a fixed trait handed out at birth. Course participants will review the research about the brain and how the brain, like a muscle, changes and grows in response to challenge. Throughout the course we will explore how we, as educators, can praise students for effort and process rather than praising them for being "smart." Participants will take with them practical strategies to implement whether they are teachers, counselors, speech therapists, nurses, parents, or simply anyone who wants to learn more about fostering a growth mindset in themselves or others.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Applies to Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Forms will be emailed if selected. Act 48 by Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable)

91. Autism in Education

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: The course is designed for teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, for reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with Autism

Dates: 11/20/2024 to 12/10/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience: The course is designed for teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, for reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with Autism.

PDE Course Number: 20120307
Description: This course will provide participants descriptions of disorders that fall under the autism spectrum. Participants will review the latest research in the autism field and legal aspects of having students with autism in the classroom. We will explore fostering social competence in students with autism, developing and implementing IEPs for students with autism, and how to best meet these students' needs while promoting acceptance from the other classmates. Participants will take with them practical educational and instructional strategies to implement within their classroom. Online. No textbook required.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option.Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

COURSES WILL NOT BE MARKED COMPLETED AND CREDIT WILL NOT BE AWARDED PRIOR TO A COURSE ENDING DATE.

92. Diversity Awareness in Communication: Healthy Dialogue & Conflict Resolution

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 11/20/2024 to 12/10/2024

Meeting Times: Course will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed one day prior to course start.

PDE COURSE NUMBER 20030240
Target Audience: K-12 Teachers

Description: Fear of conflict, worry about saying the "wrong thing,"and not knowing what to say are all common reasons for the shortage or absence of diversity-related discussions in K-12 schools. Unfortunately, lack of discussion about this topic can actually increase negative bias, decrease understanding, and ultimately hinder academic achievement for students. This course will introduce participants to effective communication strategies that can reduce the discomfort of engaging in diversity-related discussions, increase their ability to build communication skills relating to the topic of diversity, and be applied upon returning to the workplace.

Registration Fee (Charged at time of registration): Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 (Late fee of $550.00 if registering one week or less prior to start of course)

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Count towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option.Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

COURSES WILL NOT BE MARKED COMPLETED AND CREDIT WILL NOT BE AWARDED PRIOR TO A COURSE ENDING DATE.

93. Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom: Strategies, Techniques, and Materials

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: General Education Teachers,Special Education Teachers,Early Childhood Teachers,Special Area Teachers, Paraprofessionals

Dates: 11/20/2024 to 12/10/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience: General, Special Education, Early Childhood and Special Area Teachers, Paraprofessionals

Description: This course will instill a thorough understanding of how to incorporate Howard Gardner's concept of multiple intelligences in your K-12 classroom. 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. Course is asynchronous and online; assignments to be completed by the end of each week on your own schedule.

Will emphasize what each student is attracted to, becomes comfortable with, and skilled in different ways of processing information. 3 lessons and hands-on or computer-generated projects will be developed to apply the theory of multiple intelligences. Instructor will provide sample lessons along with modeling of lessons. Participants will develop one artifact for each intelligence and create 3 lessons to share with the group.

Text for this class Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom (2018) by Dr. Thomas Armstrong, 4th edition,ISBN #978-1-4166-2509-4. Suggest buying used at Amazon for about $6.00. Questions, please contact Dr. William Yerger at william.yerger@eastern.edu or call 610-248-4737.

Registration Fee: Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 up to 1 week before start date, $550.00 if 7 days or less of start date

Credits: 3 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts for Level II Cert and Master's Equivalency

Graduate Credit through Immaculata University for additional fee of $200.00/credit. Forms will be emailed if you select this option. Act 48 through Immaculata University with this option. Grad credit rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable)

94. Social Emotional Learning

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Building Administrators, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Special Area Teachers, Paraprofessionals

Dates: 11/20/2024 to 12/10/2024

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience: Building Administrators, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Special Area Teachers, Paraprofessionals

Description: PDE COURSE # 20220019 This three-credit course, offered with or without graduate credit, provides participants with an overview of the five Self-Awareness: Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, Responsible Decision-Making. Participants will develop lessons that integrate the competencies and social emotional learning skills into their classroom instruction. The course is delivered asynchronously over the course of three weeks.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): Visa or Mastercard -$450.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $475.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

95. A New Look at Working with Students with Autism

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, for reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with Autism.

Dates: 1/15/2025 to 2/4/2025

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience:Designed for teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with Autism

Description: PDE COURSE NUMBER 20120306. With more and more students being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorders, it is important for educators to explore their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. This course takes an inside look into what it is like to live with Autism. We will see and hear first hand accounts from people living with the disorder. Their inspirational and informative stories have motivated participants in the past to examine and reexamine how they work with students on the spectrum of autism. We will explore methods of motivation and classroom management in settings with learners with Autism. Given the information provided throughout the course, participants will also have the opportunity to more completely understand the many services that students with autism can benefit from and how educators can apply this learned information in their area of focus and provide effective instruction to students with mild to severe Autism.

Registration Fee: Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable)

96. ADHD in Education

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: The course is designed for teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, for reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with ADHD.

Dates: 1/15/2025 to 2/4/2025

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

PDE COURSE NUMBER 20120308
Audience: The course is designed for teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, for reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with ADHD.

Description: With more and more students being diagnosed with ADHD, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. Throughout the course, participants will explore the debate surrounding medication and the myths associated with ADHD. Furthermore, they will complete activities providing them with first-hand experience about what it is like to live with ADHD. With the information covered in the course, participants will take away practical strategies to implement across all school environments. Online. No textbook required.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): Visa or Mastercard -$525.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

97. Diversity Awareness in Education: A New Perspective for a Changing Classroom

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 1/15/2025 to 2/4/2025

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

PDE COURSE NUMBER 20050437
Target Audience: K-12 Teachers

Description: This course will help educators gain a greater awareness of the racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, gender and cultural diversity of their school community and beyond. Participants will be involved in insightful and interactive learning that will place a great emphasis on personal world view and the world view of others. In the end, participants will be equipped with the knowledge to create effective strategies for use in any curriculum relevant to your position.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): Visa or Mastercard - $525.00 (Late fee of $550.00 if registering one week or less prior to start of course)

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Count towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option.Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

COURSES WILL NOT BE MARKED COMPLETED AND CREDIT WILL NOT BE AWARDED PRIOR TO A COURSE ENDING DATE.

98. Social Emotional Learning

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Building Administrators, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Special Area Teachers, Paraprofessionals

Dates: 1/15/2025 to 2/4/2025

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience: Building Administrators, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Special Area Teachers, Paraprofessionals

Description: PDE COURSE # 20220019 This three-credit course, offered with or without graduate credit, provides participants with an overview of the five Self-Awareness: Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, Responsible Decision-Making. Participants will develop lessons that integrate the competencies and social emotional learning skills into their classroom instruction. The course is delivered asynchronously over the course of three weeks.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): Visa or Mastercard -$450.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $475.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

99. The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Building Administrators, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Special Area Teachers

Dates: 1/15/2025 to 2/4/2025

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience:Building Administrators, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Special Area Teachers

Description: PDE COURSE NUMBER 20210029. 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. Strategies for successfully addressing virtual and hybrid effective instruction will be presented. The book utilized, The First Days of School: How To Be An Effective Teacher (5th edition, 2018) by Harry Wong & Rosemary 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 which will also include virtual teaching. Students' educational experiences will be so much better after having applied the book along with completing the other high-powered activities in the class.

The text for this class The First Days of School: How To Be An Effective Teacher (5th edition, 2018) by Harry Wong & Rosemary Wong ISBN-13: 978-0976423386 must be obtained prior to the start of the session.

Registration Fee: Visa or Mastercard - $525.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $550.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable)

100. ESL 1: Language Acquisition

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Pennsylvania Educators holding a valid PA Teaching Certificate and accepted into the ESL Specialist Add-on Certificate Program

Dates: 1/29/2025 to 4/8/2025

Meeting Times: Course will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed one day prior to course start.

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience: Pennsylvania Educators holding a valid PA Teaching Certificate and accepted into the ESL Specialist Add-on Certificate Program.

Special Note: PLEASE REVIEW THE DCIU ESL SPECIALIST ADD-ON CERTIFICATE GUIDELINES CAREFULLY AT THE LINK BELOW, BEFORE REGISTERING:
(CLICK HERE)ESL SPECIALIST ADD-ON.

ADMISSION MUST BE APPROVED PRIOR TO REGISTERING FOR THIS COURSE.


Description: This course is designed for teachers of English Language Learners. Educators taking this course will develop knowledge and skills in the areas of structure of the English language, grammar, and pronunciation, including lexical, morphological, syntax, phonological and pragmatic components. Language Acquisition is designed to develop participants' knowledge of the process of literacy development for second language learners and strategies to assist ELLs in different stages of second language acquisition.

Required Textbook: Required Textbook: "How the ELL Brain Learns" ​ by David Sousa, https://www.amazon.com/How-Brain-Learns-David-Sousa/dp/1412988349

Registration Fee: Visa or Mastercard -$675.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $700.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. May count towards Level II Certification and Masters Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Immaculata Course number EDL 563. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

101. ESL 3: Observing, Planning, Implementing and Managing Instruction

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Pennsylvania Educators holding a valid PA Teaching Certificate participating in the current ESL Cohort

Dates: 1/29/2025 to 4/8/2025

Meeting Times: Course will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed one day prior to course start.

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience: Pennsylvania Educators holding a valid PA Teaching Certificate

Description: PDE COURSE # 20130073 Upon completion of this course, teachers will be expected to design and implement and ESL program tailored to meet the needs of each student. Participants will be able to identify appropriate materials and resources to be used with students at each level of English Proficiency. Students will be able to observe and plan standards-based ESL content instruction for students K-12. Participants will use performance-based measures to assess ELLs ability to use grammar, vocabulary, Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing to communicate.

REQUIRED TEXT: "EL Excellence Every Day: The Flip-To Guide for Differentiating Academic Literacy" by Tonya Ward Singer. https://www.amazon.com/Excellence-Every-Day-Flip-Differentiating/dp/1506377874

Registration Fee: Visa or Mastercard -$675.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $700.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $200.00 per credit. Immaculata Course number EDL 565. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)