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1. There's an App For That - Integrating iPads into the Classroom

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 10/26/2020 to 12/5/2020

Meeting Times: Online

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It is imperative that teachers integrate technology into the classroom. When using technology, students are more engaged. Engaging students in the learning process increases their attention and focus, motivates them to practice higher-level critical thinking skills and promotes meaningful learning experiences.

In this three-credit online course, participants will identify the unique needs that the 21st-century student brings to the classroom, explore apps that align with Bloom's Digital Taxonomy, learn how to effectively integrate the use of iPads into the classroom according to best practices and discover a plethora of apps that are available. By the conclusion of the course, participants will have not only a collection of apps and lessons that they created for their classroom but also the confidence to use the iPad effectively.

2. ABC's on Teaching Strategies for Pre-K - 3

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 10/29/2020 to 11/30/2020

Meeting Times: online course, participant works on thier own time.

This 3-credit online course is designed to focus on successful teaching instruction and strategies for preschool to grade 3. Subject areas include the strategies for promoting; a comfortable learning environment, positive reinforcement, icebreakers, learning and literacy centers, organization skills for teacher and student, bulletin boards, successful subject area lessons (math, language arts, social studies, science, art, music, physical education), and overall meaningful teaching and learning strategies. This course contains hundreds of activities and lessons that all teachers can access; and illustrates ways all students can participate in them.

3. Online Learning: Building your Tech Toolkit

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 educators, instructional coaches, specialists, special educators, building and district administrators

Dates: 10/29/2020 to 11/5/2020

Meeting Times: 10/29; 4:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M. and 11/5; 4:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.

Virtual
Are you swimming in a sea of tech tools like Google docs, FlipGrid, Nearpod and others but not sure where to start? Join us to learn more about some of the amazing tools available to your classroom no matter what the format. We will dive into numerous tools that engage students and provide data to help inform your instruction.
This professional learning event will be held on two separate dates, live via zoom.

A private invitation will be emailed using the email address you registered with, the day before the event.
 If you do not receive this email please contact Kammas Kersch at kammask@cciu.org.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you

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#STEM2021
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#instruction&evaluation20-21

4. IEP Institute Day 4 and 5. INVITE ONLY

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 10/30/2020 to 11/20/2020

Meeting Times: Day 4 - 10/30/2020; Day 5 - 11/20/2020; 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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Participants will complete the last 2 full day trainings using the train the Trainer model. The first half of each day will be the presentation of IEP resources, followed by planning for turn around sessions at Individual school district.
- Day 4: SDI and Related Services
- Day 5: Facilitation skills

5. Countywide 2020 Culturize - Every Student. Every Day. Whatever it Takes.

Program: Countywide Inservice

Dates: 11/3/2020

Meeting Times: 8:00AM - 12:00PM, Room opens at 7:50AM

Virtual Workshop
Facilitated by: Jimmy Casas

Description:
Eradicate Average! CULTURIZE Your School. Average schools don't inspire greatness--and greatness is what our schools need if we are going to produce world-changing learners. In this presentation author and education leader Jimmy Casas shares his 4 Core Principles - Champion for All Kids, Expect Excellence, Carry the Banner and Merchant of Hope, to maximize student learning and remind us that every child deserves to be a part of something great. Jimmy draws from his personal experiences as a struggling student and his insight from working in an inner-city school to remind you of your purpose and reignite your passion as an educator. This session will inspire you to go do whatever it takes for all students to be successful!

Agenda: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Cancellation/No Show Policy: $50 fee if dropped after 10/28/20 or no show day of event.

6. Countywide 2020 Intersections of ACEs, Racial Trauma, and Gender in the Context of Covid-19: Opportunities for Educators

Program: Countywide Inservice

Dates: 11/3/2020

Meeting Times: 8:00AM - 3:00PM, Room opens at 7:50AM

Virtual Workshop
Facilitated by : Dr. Christopher Liang, Lehigh University

Description:
Every aspect of life for educators, and students and their families have been upended in 2020. In addition to Covid-19 related stressors, people in the United States have been made more aware of racial injustices in health outcomes and with law enforcement. BIPoC, in particular, have experienced racial injustice directly and vicariously. These sources of stress and racial trauma likely have exacerbated the already powerful negative effects of Conventional and Expanded Adverse Childhood Experiences on the mental health and academic outcomes of young people. As a country, students and adults are experiencing Complex Collective Trauma (CCT). Educators and mental health providers have had to anticipate and work on ways to mitigate the effects of CCT on students while also attending to their own psychological well-being. Although there is a desire to return to "normal," this in-service will focus attention on CCT, with particular emphasis on the opportunities for educators to take leadership in helping to build a new normal that is anti-racist, gender sensitive, and trauma responsive.

CEUs will be available for licensed clinicians. This program is co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. As a CSWE accredited program, the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College is a pre-approved provider of continuing education for social workers in Pennsylvania and many other states.

Cancellation/No Show Policy: $50 fee if dropped after 10/28/20 or no show day of event.

7. Countywide 2020 School Psychologist Tele-Assessment

Program: Countywide Inservice

Dates: 11/3/2020

Meeting Times: 8:00AM - 1:30PM, Room opens at 7:50AM

Virtual Workshop
Facilitated by: A. Jordan Wright, Ph.D., ABAP and Diana Kenny, M.A., LSSP, LPA

Agenda:
8:00am to 11:00 am - Conducting Psychological Tele-Assessment: Research and Practice with A. Jordan Wright, Ph.D., ABAP
This session will focus on some research foundations of psychological (especially cognitive and academic) tele-assessment, as well as details for conducting these kinds of assessments remotely. The research presented will be geared toward helping decision-making for tests and types of measures used. A great deal of attention will be focused on setting up tele-assessment sessions, checklists to ensure that the psychologist is prepared and has adequately prepared the family of the student being evaluated, and how to engage during and be ready to alter actual testing sessions in order to produce valid data. Time will be available for question-and-answers at the end of the presentation.

11:00am - 12:00pm - Lunch

12:00pm to 1:30 pm - Remote Assessment - From Set up to Delivery with Diana Kenny, M.A., LSSP, LPA
This session covers the process of planning for and completing a remote assessment for students with suspected disabilities. Topics include ethical and legal dilemmas, current research, technical difficulties, and demonstrations. This is a live webinar with a live, interactive chat so that questions can be answered immediately and opened up for discussion during the presentation or at the end of the session.

Chester County Intermediate Unit is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer CEUs for psychologists. Chester County Intermediate Unit maintains responsibility for the program(s).

Cancellation/No Show Policy: $50 fee if dropped after 10/28/20 or no show day of event.

8. Countywide 2020 Treating Speech Sound Disorders 21st Century Style!

Program: Countywide Inservice

Dates: 11/3/2020

Meeting Times: 8:00AM - 3:00PM, Room opens at 7:50AM

Virtual Workshop
Facilitated by: Sherry Sancibrian

Agenda
8:00 - 9:15 Overview of approaches and target selection
9:15 - 9:30 Break
9:30 - 11:00 Updated motor treatment
11:00 - 12:00 Phonemic approaches
12:00 - 12:45 Lunch
12:45 - 1:45 Phonemic approaches
1:45 - 2:30 Choosing treatment options based on individual variables
2:30 - 3:00 Questions and wrap-up

Description
The diversity of speech sound disorders presents a considerable challenge when selecting intervention approaches that are efficient, effective, and evidence-based. Are traditional motor-based treatments as outdated as leisure suits, lava lamps, and the bell-bottom jeans? Are minimal pairs the best way to correct phonological errors? Learn how to combine current thinking with "tried and true” techniques to correct speech sound errors.

.6 ASHA CEUs Intermediate Level, 6 Act 48 hours Professional Area. Individuals attending the program must arrive on time and stay for the duration of the program.

Best for: SLPs

Cancellation/No Show Policy: $50 fee if dropped after 10/28/20 or no show day of event. #speech

9. Countywide 2020: Leading Effective Instruction Across Settings

Program: Countywide Inservice

Dates: 11/3/2020

Meeting Times: 1:00PM - 3:10 PM, Room opens at 12:50PM

Virtual Workshop
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Facilitated by: Demetrius Roberts, Ed.D.

Agenda:
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Understanding High Quality Instruction
Learn what high quality online and blended instruction looks like in terms of planning for cognitive, behavioral, and effective engagement, assessment, differentiation, management.

2:00 pm to 2:10 pm - Break

2:10 pm to 3:10 pm - Supporting School Communities in High Quality Instruction
Learn how to create a school community of continuous improvement by modeling the feedback cycle, providing helpful feedback, and supporting teachers with responsiveness, timeliness, and specificity.

Designed for: K-12 administrators, supervisors and coaches

Cancellation/No Show Policy: $25 fee if dropped after 10/28/20 or no show day of event.

10. Countywide 2020: School Nurse Workshop

Program: Countywide Inservice

Dates: 11/3/2020

Meeting Times: 8:00AM - 11:15AM, Room opens at 7:50AM

Virtual Workshop
Facilitated by: Linda Fritzinger-Hearn, Ed.D, MSN, RN & Beth Mckee

Agenda:
8am to 9:30 am - Challenges of Returning to School During COVID-19
Join the discussion with fellow school nurses led by Linda Fritzinger-Hearn, Ed.D, MSN, RN, Assistant Professor, Nursing Program, Immaculata University.

9:45 am to 11:15 am - Supporting Student Social and Emotional Learning with a Trauma-Informed Lens
This workshop will introduce the concept of using a trauma-informed lens as you navigate the current school year and beyond. The workshop will highlight trauma, the impact of trauma on academic performance and the social and emotional health of students, as well as strategies that can be implemented to support students who have experienced trauma.

Cancellation/No Show Policy: $50 fee if dropped after 10/28/20 or no show day of event.

11. Countywide 2020: Treatment of Anxious Youth: A Cognitive-behavioral Approach

Program: Countywide Inservice

Dates: 11/3/2020

Meeting Times: 8:00AM - 3:00PM, Room opens at 7:50AM

Virtual Workshop
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Facilitated by: Martin Franklin, Ph.D., Clinical Director of Rogers Behavioral Health in Philadelphia

Description:
In the last twenty years, the evidence base for cognitive behavioral therapy involving exposure-based strategies for treating youth with anxiety and related conditions has grown considerably. Randomized controlled trials conducted around the world support the efficacy of these interventions, and effectiveness trials have since provided evidence that robust and durable outcomes can be achieved outside the academic medical contexts in which these treatments were developed and validated. These substantive advances notwithstanding, response to treatment is still neither universal nor complete. This workshop will focus on common challenges presented in treatment, and clinical strategies to address these challenges. Psychiatric comorbidity, family accommodation, motivational readiness, and other challenges to treatment success will be addressed in turn, and emphasis will be placed on how best to identify and support anxious youth in the school context. Ample time will be available for discussion of clinical cases, especially for those in which optimal outcomes are difficult to achieve.

CEUs will be available for licensed clinicians. This program is co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. As a CSWE accredited program, the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College is a pre-approved provider of continuing education for social workers in Pennsylvania and many other states.

Cancellation/No Show Policy: $50 fee if dropped after 10/28/20 or no show day of event.

12. Countywide 2020: US Immigration Law: Implications for Undocumented Immigrant Children and Families

Program: Countywide Inservice

Dates: 11/3/2020

Meeting Times: Tuesday, November 3, 2020; 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Virtual Workshop
Facilitated by Lindsey Sweet, founding partner of Sweet & Paciorek, LLC, a Chester County immigration and nationality law firm.

While the United States Immigration laws passed by Congress have not undergone an overhaul in almost 20 years, the policies of what undocumented immigrants are, who should be detained by ICE, who constitutes an asylum seeker, and who is likely to become a public charge have all changed drastically over the past 3 years. These shifts in policy have had dramatic effects on both undocumented and documented immigrant children and their families.

This session will bring you up to speed on the current legal landscape for many of Chester County's immigrant families by answering some of the pressing questions being asked by educators across the county:
- What immigration options are still available for undocumented children and families to obtain lawful status in the United States?
- My student says that he/she is seeking asylum-what does that mean?
- What happens if one of my student's parents is detained during the school day?
- What is the public charge rule and who does it apply to?

A native of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, Lindsey has also lived and studied in Veracruz, Mexico. After graduating from Haverford College, Lindsey worked with the Pennsylvania Migrant Education Program for 4 years where she provided supplemental education to the children of migrant farmworkers in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Since 2006, Lindsey has worked defending immigrant legal rights and has been licensed to practice law in the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey since 2009.

After October 28, 2020, the full fee will be assessed for dropped enrollments or no shows.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may record portions of the learning experiences to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any major objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

13. Countywide 2020: Virtual Art Instruction: Strategies & Model Lessons

Program: Countywide Inservice

Dates: 11/3/2020

Meeting Times: 8:00AM - 3:00PM, Room opens at 7:50AM

Virtual Workshop
8-9:30 Remote Art Instructional Strategies with Veronica Batter, Rockdale Art Center
Interactive approach to live teaching art on Zoom to increase student engagement and effective instruction. Learn strategies for setup and structure of a live lesson, foster engagement, and create group projects. Discuss instructional strategies per grade level, and formulate a plan for your own instruction. Participants will create a group project during this class, so have printer paper (8.5x11in) and drawing materials ready.

9:45-11:15 Introduction to Stop Motion Animation with Keville Bowen and Veronica Batter
Learn the basics of creating a stop motion animation. We will download a stop motion animation app, learn about pacing, smooth transitions, and other aspects of stop motion animation. During this session we'll create our own animations, and share. Have some art materials, clay, or Legos handy. We will also discuss best practices for teaching stop motion through live virtual classes for your students.

11:15-12 Lunch

12-1:30 Temporary Art Installations: Tape Installation, Yarn Bombing, and more! with Jay Walker, Jay Walker Studio, and Veronica Batter
Temporary art installations are a great way to engage students with their environments whether they're at home or in school. Learn about Tape Installations from a nationally known artist, Jay Walker, who created a large installation in the Philadelphia airport Summer of 2019. Experiment with yarn bombing with Veronica Batter, learning about different types of yarn and ways to use it in various installations for any grade level. Have some tape and yarn ready to create with! We will share ideas of other temporary art installations at the end of the session.

1:30-3 Coaching with Veronica Batter, Rockdale Art Center
Pop in to ask questions and work one on one or as a group with Veronica Batter.

Cancellation/No Show Policy: $50 fee if dropped after 10/28/20 or no show day of event.

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14. Countywide 2020 From Striving to Thriving: Designing for Instruction Across Settings

Program: Countywide Inservice

Dates: 11/3/2020

Virtual Conference

Designed by: Kylie Hand, Patricia Binkley, Michele Mislevy, Kammas Kersch, and Jessica Hull

Description:
How can we design successful, high quality instruction no matter the setting? Strengthen your digital technology tool competencies and understandings of how to design and plan rigorous and engaging learning experiences for all students across all settings. In each of the three workshops, Your Tech Toolkit, Instructional Design Principles, and Across the Blended Learning Continuum, participants will self identify their skill level to match instruction to their needs.

Agenda:
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Session 1: Your Tech Toolkit
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM - Session 2: Instructional Design Principles
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM - Lunch
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Session 3: Across the Blended Learning Continuum

Cancellation/No Show Policy: $50 fee if dropped after 10/28/20 or no show day of event.

Enrollment: Click on View Sessions/Enroll below to select from available breakout sessions.


15. Literacy Problems of Practice in a Hybrid/Remote Learning World

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 teachers, reading specialists, coaches, special educators, administrators

Dates: 11/5/2020

Meeting Times: 11/5; 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual Workshop
Tech Tidbits
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During this collaborative Zoom conversation educators will have the opportunity to discuss literacy-related problems of practice while working in a hybrid or remote learning environment. This session will help educators brainstorm potential solutions to everyday difficulties with teaching and learning.

16. Tech Tools to Support Differentiation - Elementary

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Special education teachers

Dates: 11/5/2020

Meeting Times: 11/5; 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual Workshop
Tech Tidbits
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We will review, model, and practice examples of educational technology tools that can be used to enhance instructional differentiation methods for virtual, blended, hyflex, or in-person instruction.

17. Tech Tools to Support Differentiation - Secondary

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Special education teachers

Dates: 11/5/2020

Meeting Times: 11/5; 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Virtual Workshop
Tech Tidbits
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We will review, model, and practice examples of educational technology tools that can be used to enhance instructional differentiation methods for virtual, blended, hyflex, or in-person instruction.

18. EL Leadership Council Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: EL Administrators, Teachers, Title III Coordinators

Dates: 11/10/2020

Meeting Times: 11/10; 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM; Sign in begins at 1:45 PM

Location: Zoom Meeting

Virtual
Quarterly meetings to share information regarding EL initiatives. These meetings will include relevant information from PDE as well as professional development opportunities, resources, and materials designed to increase the performance of EL students.Virtual Meeting

#EL

19. Unplugged Coding, for Early Childhood Educators (K2.15 C2)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 11/10/2020

Meeting Times: 11/10; 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Sign-in begins at 3:30 PM

Location: 400

Virtual
Scared to tackle coding with your early learners? Learn how to code "unplugged" while introducing students to the language and process of computer programming. Participants will get hands-on experiences and practical examples to take home and implement immediately.

AUDIENCE: Early childhood (PreK-3) teachers of students with disabilities. Early childhood regular education teachers with inclusive settings. Also appropriate for early childhood administrators and staff. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

20. Designing Quality Elementary School Schedules: Major Focus on Providing Structured Time for Intervention and Enrichmen

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 11/11/2020

Meeting Times: Wednesday, November 11, 2020; 8 am - 3 pm

Based upon 40+ years of experience working in schools across the country Dr. Michael D. Rettig, professor emeritus from James Madison University, founder of School Scheduling Associates, and co-author of Elementary School Scheduling: Enhancing Instruction for Student Achievement will outline problems which have been identified with typical elementary school schedules, related general principles for effective elementary school scheduling, provide a process for creating quality schedules, and share examples and templates.

Particular attention will be paid to the following topics:
-Optimal scheduling of "Encore" teachers (PE, music, art, etc.) within and across buildings which provide common planning time for teams of teachers
-Scheduling and organizing an Intervention/Enrichment during which Response to Intervention tiered instruction may be provided
-Preserving large blocks of uninterrupted core instructional time for classroom teachers
-Scheduling support services (special education, ESOL, reading support, instrumental music, etc.)

After November 4, 2020, the full fee will be assessed for dropped enrollments or no shows.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may record portions of the learning experiences to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any major objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#Masterschedule

21. Google's CS First

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 science teachers & administrators, special education teachers & administrators, STEM teachers & administrators, curriculum directors

Dates: 11/11/2020

Meeting Times: 11/11; 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Virtual
In this hands-on professional development workshop, teachers will take a deep dive into CS First, Google's free ready-to-teach introductory computer science (CS) curriculum. As part of the Code with Google initiative, educators will find an entire curriculum along with all the necessary lesson plan resources to help teach these skills to students in grades 4-8.

During our live virtual event, teachers will: Review the CS First curriculum, learn best practices with a CS First class from student and teacher perspective, create a plan of action for teaching CS First within their subject areas.

This workshop will help you leverage CS First as you explore subject integration materials that can be used in any content area.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may record portions of the learning experiences to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#CCIUInnovates
#STEM2021
#CompSci2021

22. STEM & Literacy for K-5 Educators

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-5 teachers, special educators, coaches, administrators

Dates: 11/11/2020 to 11/17/2020

Meeting Times: 11/11; 4:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M. and 11/17; 4:00 P.M.-5:30 P.M.

Virtual Workshop
In this blended learning experience, we will examine the intersection of STEM and Literacy through the design thinking process. Participants will complete preparatory activities asynchronously then join a live session where they will experience the design thinking process as we read numerous children's books and think through ways to incorporate STEM in literacy.

This professional learning experience will consist of three hours of learning: 2 hours of live sessions via Zoom and 1 hour of asynchronous work.

A private invitation will be emailed to the email address you registered with, the day before the event. If you do not receive this email please contact Tricia Binkley at Patriciab@cciu.org.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#CCIUinnovates
#STEM2021
#CCIUSTEM

23. Fundations® Level K/1 - A program from the Wilson Language Corporation

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Grades K-1 Educators

Dates: 11/12/2020

Meeting Times: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Location: Virtual

Virtual
"Fundations research-based approach and extensive program materials allow K-3 teachers to confidently present a carefully structured reading and spelling curriculum using engaging, multisensory techniques. It is implemented as a phonics and spelling supplement or the word study block to the core literacy program.

Prevention Model (Tier 1)
The Standard Lesson is provided to all students in the general education classroom (as part of the word study block of the core language arts program) for 30 minutes daily.
-- If Fundations is already provided in a Tier 1, whole-class setting, this strategic intervention consists of double dose lessons for an additional 30 minutes 3-5 times per week.
-- If Fundations is not provided in a Tier 1, whole-class setting, this strategic intervention must include the daily standard lesson plus the double dose lesson, totaling 60-minute lessons 3-5 times per week.

AUDIENCE: Regular education teachers, teachers with inclusive settings and teachers of students with disabilities. Also appropriate for Literacy Coaches, Reading Specialists, Literacy Coordinators/Supervisors, Curriculum Directors, Administrators. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes and paraprofessionals."

#Literacy

24. Identifying Gifted Students

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 gifted teachers, administrators or any staff interested in gifted education. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes.

Dates: 11/12/2020

Meeting Times: 11/12; 12:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Virtual
Does your district have an effective and efficient means of screening all students in your district? Once screened, is there an established evaluation protocol that will find all of the gifted students in your district, including traditionally underrepresented populations? Explore these topics and develop data collection techniques that will lead to an improved evaluation process and present levels of performance that truly demonstrate mastery.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If yiou have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#CCIUinnovates
#Gifted2021

25. IEP Institute

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 11/12/2020 to 5/13/2021

Meeting Times: 11/12/2020: PLAAFP/Transition; 1/19/2021: Goal Writing; 3/18/2021: Progress Monitoring; 5/13/2021: SDI/Supportive Services

Virtual Workshop
Participants will complete 4 full-day trainings using the Train the Trainer model. The first half of each day will be the presentation of the IEP resources followed by planning for turn around sessions at individual school districts. Topics covered in the IEP Institute include PLAAFP, Goals/activities in transition, Progress monitoring, and SDI/Supportive services.

Note: At this time the workshops are scheduled to run virtually. If in-person instruction is permitted, the instructors will communicate this change with participants via email.

26. PBIS General Q/A session

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 11/12/2020

Meeting Times: 11/12; 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

For Chester County PBIS teams working with a PBIS Facilitator: This session is open for a Q & A related to PBIS efforts.

27. Readers and Writer's Workshop in a Virtual/Blended Environment

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K - 8 Teachers, reading specialists, coaches, administrators

Dates: 11/12/2020

Meeting Times: 11/12; 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual Workshop
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Join us for this workshop centered on Readers and Writers Workshop in a Hybrid and Virtual Environment. This session provides the opportunity for our educators to discuss problems of practice around supporting workshop in remote and hybrid atmospheres. Ideas and resources for minilessons, text resources, student sharing opportunities, and informal assessment will be provided by the facilitator and garnered from participants to create a repository of innovative solutions. The more we work together the better our workshop will be!

28. STEM and Education Innovation PLN

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 educators, instructional coaches, educational specialists, building and district administrators, librarians, higher education leaders, local business partners, STEM-rich institutions, science center leaders, workforce development leaders.

Dates: 11/12/2020

Meeting Times: 11/12; 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Virtual
In this professional learning network, educational teachers and leaders will come together virtually to connect science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning with peer networking. You are the critical leaders needed to help support innovative teaching practices in your local communities regardless of the physical or virtual setting.

During our virtual meetings, we will discuss challenges that impact teaching and learning in an effort to grow instructional practices that increase student achievement. We will support each other to break down barriers to growth through sharing resources, scaling innovation, and collaborating across disciplines. We will share and demonstrate tools and techniques to bring meaningful, real-world challenges into the classroom.

The Focus during this meeting will be on supporting students in blended, hyflex, and in-person instructional models using edtech to support learning for all!

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may record portions of the learning experiences to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#CCIUinnovates
#STEM2021

29. Zoom Features and Engagement Strategies

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 teachers, administrators, staff

Dates: 11/12/2020

Meeting Times: 11/12; 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Virtual Workshop
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In this session, participants will be guided through Zoom features and shown how to maximize the use of these features to create a safe and engaging session with their students.

30. The PREPaRE Model, Workshop 1, Crisis Prevention and Preparedness: Comprehensive School Safety Planning

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 11/13/2020

Meeting Times: November 13, 2020, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Virtual Workshop
The PREPaRE Model, developed and endorsed by the National Association of School Psychologists, provides school-based mental health professionals and other educational professionals with crucial training aimed at helping educators understand how to best perform their roles and responsibilities on school safety and crisis teams. This comprehensive training curriculum was developed by experienced, school-based professionals to ensure that school teams are equipped with the foundational knowledge necessary to successfully prevent and respond to any crisis.

Workshop one This workshop provides a broad overview of the school crisis team's roles and responsibilities, with a special emphasis on crisis prevention and preparedness.

Beneficial for All school personnel who want to understand the structure and functions of a comprehensive school crisis team. Typical attendees include school-based mental health professionals, administrators and security professionals.

There is mandatory pre-work for this workshop that will require one hour to complete. You will receive an email to complete this.

CEUs will be available for licensed clinicians. This program is co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. As a CSWE accredited program, the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College is a pre-approved provider of continuing education for social workers in Pennsylvania and many other states.

Cancellation/No Show Policy: Full fee if dropped after 11/5/2020 or no show day of event.

Participants must attend both workshops for full credit. #Crisis

31. Developing Practical Classroom Materials and Ideas for Addressing Multiple Intelligences (Online)

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 11/16/2020 to 12/14/2020

Meeting Times: Online

This three-credit course will provide K-12 participants with a thorough understanding of Howard Gardner's concept of multiple intelligences. The book, Seven Kinds of Smart by Dr. Thomas Armstrong will be studied and an instructor-developed study guide will be completed. A major focus of the course will center on developing lessons and activities that incorporate all the intelligences. The instructor will provide sample lessons at various grade levels along with the modeling of lessons. Each participant will develop one artifact for each intelligence and create several lessons. A $35 book and materials' fee is included in the course fee. Materials mailed ahead of start date.

32. Measuring Student Progress in an Online Environment

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: secondary teachers (Gr. 6-12)

Dates: 11/16/2020

Meeting Times: 11/16; 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Virtual Workshop
New
TBA

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

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 11/16/2020 to 12/14/2020

Meeting Times: Online

The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher This class walks a teacher, either novice or veteran, through structuring and organizing a classroom for success that can be applied at any time of the year. It will be great for the first time teacher just as much as for the seasoned professional! The book utilized (The First Days of School: How To Be An Effective Teacher by Harry Wong) is the most requested book for what works in the classroom for teacher and student success. The book is an education staple for preparing effective teachers at all grade levels, pre-K through college, in all content areas. The class will use the newest edition (2018) which is bigger, better, and bolder. 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 adding other numerous strategies besides what's in the book.. This may be one of the most amazing books on teaching practices you'll ever read! The book will be sent a few days before the class begins. $35 book fee

34. Writing Alive: Strategies, Techniques, and Materials (online)

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 11/16/2020 to 12/14/2020

Meeting Times: Online

This course is especially designed for teachers instructing students in grades K- 12 in any subject area. With new curriculum mandates, daily specials, pull-outs, and precious time devoted to test preparation, the situation has never been worse, and the need for a succinct resource like Craft Lessons has never been greater. The book, Craft Lessons by Ralph Fletcher and Joanne Portalupi, presents 95 lessons and a wealth of information for teaching leads, character, endings, stronger verbs, and much more. The class will include:
* A packet of writing ideas
* New thinking about teaching elements of craft and the reading-writing connection.
* A handy subject index to find specific craft lesson.
*Opportunities to learn strategies along with create and share lessons with others in the class.
*Developing materials to enhance the strategies.
*Researching articles and utilize opportunities to enrich your own writing

The presenter will mail the book and most of the materials needed a few days before the class begins. Tuition listed is inclusive of a $35 materials fee. IU or College credits Online.

Graduate Credit Option: If you select the graduate credit option, please click here to download and complete the required forms. Note: Email completed forms to the CCIU Registrar, Kari Shields at KariS@cciu.org.

35. Chester County Curriculum Directors Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Curriculum Directors and Coordinators

Dates: 11/17/2020

Meeting Times: Tuesday, November 17, 2020; 8:00 AM -12:00 PM

Meeting of Curriculum Directors from 12 districts in Chester County to discuss needs, updates from PDE, concerns, and address questions.
Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

36. Essential Literacy Skills

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 11/17/2020

Meeting Times: 11/17; 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM if held at CCIU, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM if held virtually

Location: Hub

Virtual
During this interactive workshop, participants will receive a brief overview of the core components of reading and written expression. A book tasting will allow participants to meaningfully engage in activities to promote reading and writing, with exciting and innovative ideas to bring back to the classroom! Participants will have an opportunity to explore assessment information to drive instruction and collaborate on differentiated lesson plans to maximize access to literacy for students supported in low incidence programs.

AUDIENCE: K-12 educators with inclusive settings. Educators of students with disabilities. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes and paraprofessionals.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any major objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.
#Literacy

37. Low Incidence Networking Community (LINC)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Educators of students with disabilities. Educators with inclusive settings. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes and paraprofessionals

Dates: 11/17/2020

Meeting Times: 11/17/20; 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location: Virtual

Virtual
Collaborative Zoom Conversation
Attention Chester County educators who support students in Autistic Support, Life Skills Support, or Multiple Disabilities Support programs!

Please join us for a Low Incidence Networking Community (LINC) meeting. During this networking event, we will have discussions on addressing teaching practices and participants will also have time to collaborate with colleagues.

The focus during this meeting will be on supporting students in blended, hyflex, and in-person instructional models using edtech to support learning for all!

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any major objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

CCIULINC

Collaborative Zoom Meeting

38. Online Classroom Management

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 teachers, coaches, special ed

Dates: 11/17/2020

Meeting Times: 11/17; 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual Workshop
New
Explore the critical elements teachers need to develop in order to have effective online classroom management.

39. Google Jamboard

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 teachers, coaches, special ed

Dates: 11/18/2020

Meeting Times: 11/18/20; 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Virtual

Virtual
Tech Tidbits
New
Have you heard about Google Jamboard but don't know where to start? Join this hour long session to investiagte the tool, consider how and when to use it with your students, and practice creating your own.

40. PIIC Coaching Network Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Instructional coaches and teachers who have dedicated instructional coaching time in their work day, open to Chester County coaches only.

Dates: 11/18/2020

Meeting Times: 11/18/20; 8:00 A.M. -10:00 A.M.

Location: 304&305

The CCIU PIIC Coaching Network meetings provide monthly opportunities for Instructional Coaches to engage in job-specific professional learning and work with and learn from coaches from across Chester County.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

41. Wilson Reading System Introductory Course

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 11/18/2020 to 11/20/2020

Meeting Times: 11/18, 11/19, 11/20 8:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Location: Virtual

Virtual
"Formally known as the Wilson Reading System (WRS) Introductory Course, this 3-day workshop presents multi-sensory structured language principles and techniques of the WRS program. It provides hands-on and practical training to teachers implementing the WRS Intervention Model. The Wilson Reading System is now in its 4th Edition. This new edition has been updated extensively and the workshop will focus on using the new edition.

The training includes: Reading research; 10 Critical Points of the WRS; Principles of language structure; Teaching with direct, multi-sensory methods; Program implementation; Group lesson instruction; Blocks 1, 2, and 3 of the WRS Lesson Plan modeling and practice; Student placement; Scheduling; Keys for success and pacing; Progress monitoring; Practice using Wilson Assessments.

Workshop fees do not include the Wilson Reading System Introductory Set. Participants may bring their own introductory set with them or order a 4th Edition Set directly from Wilson Language. An introductory set is not necessary to attend this workshop. Visit this link for introductory set information:
https://www.wilsonlanguage.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/WRS4-Materials-Information-Booklet.pdf



AUDIENCE: Teachers of students with disabilities and Regular Education teachers with inclusive settings. Also appropriate for classroom teachers, reading specialists, IST, administrators, and paraprofessionals. Not appropriate for short-term and day-to-day substitutes.

COLLEGE CREDIT: https://www.wilsonlanguage.com/professional-learning/graduate-credit/process-graduate-credit/

Please note: If you have attended the WRS Introductory Workshop in the past five years or are Level 1 certified, you do not need to attend this training.

#Literacy

42. Engaging ELs in Distance Learning

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 teachers, EL coordinators, EL teachers

Dates: 11/19/2020

Meeting Times: 11/19; 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Virtual Workshop
New
In this session, we will discuss some of the most common barriers facing students and schools as well as actions that we can take to address these barriers. Participants are encouraged to bring their own ideas to share with colleagues.

43. Instructional Strategies in the Online Learning Environment Fall Cohort

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 educators, instructional coaches, specialists, instructional librarians

Dates: 11/23/2020 to 12/16/2020

Meeting Times: See Description

Virtual
This blended learning program will allow participants to learn at their own pace and consider possible applications of the content that align with their own educational beliefs and practices. This course will stretch participants thinking, add to their toolbox of instructional strategies and foster collaboration with peers.

For full details, please review the course overview.

Upon completion of this 6 module course, participants will:
- Collaborate with peers through synchronous and asynchronous learning strategies
- Participate in synchronous and asynchronous discussions
- Design assessment and feedback for the online learning environment
- Investigate synchronous online learning strategies
- Examine asynchronous online learning instructional strategies
- Have the opportunity to participate in optional coaching sessions

This cohort will begin on November 23, 2020 and wrap up on December 16, 2020.
- Course will open on Monday, November 23, 2020
- Virtual Kickoff event: December 1; 4-5pm (required)
- Optional Coaching Session A: December 3, 2020; 4-5pm
- Optional Coaching Session B: December 8, 2020; 4-5pm
- Optional Coaching Session C: December 10, 2020; 4-5pm
- 

Virtual Wrap Up event: December 16; 4-5 pm (required)

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#CCIUinnovates
#instruction&evaluation20-21

44. Scaffolding and Differentiating for Virtual Instruction

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 teachers, coaches, special ed

Dates: 12/2/2020

Meeting Times: 12/2; 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual Workshop
New
This collaborative workshop will offer the opportunity for participants to explore various educational accommodations while scaffolding. We will begin with a brief overview of Universal Design for Learning. Participants will research scaffolding rationale, tools, and strategies and apply these to their current virtual content

45. Small Group Foundational Reading Skills instruction in a Virtual Environment

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-2 teachers, coaches, special ed

Dates: 12/2/2020

Meeting Times: 12/2/20; 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Location: Virtual

Virtual
Tech Tidbits
New
Join fellow primary grade teachers in a collaborative discussion about tips and tricks for providing Foundational Reading Skills to small groups in a virtual environment.

46. Zoom Features and Engagement Strategies

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 teachers, administrators, staff

Dates: 12/3/2020

Meeting Times: 12/3; 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Virtual Workshop
New
In this session, participants will be guided through Zoom features and shown how to maximize the use of these features to create a safe and engaging session with their students.

47. The PREPaRE Model Workshop 2, Crisis Intervention and Recovery: Roles of School-Based Mental Health Professionals

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 12/4/2020 to 12/11/2020

Meeting Times: December 4th, December 11th - 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Virtual Workshop
This workshop provides a specific examination of the school-based mental health professionals' roles and responsibilities, with a special emphasis on crisis intervention and recovery.

Who Should Receive Workshop 2 Training?
PREPaRE Workshop 2 is appropriate only for staff who completed PREPaRE Worksop 1 and for individuals filling the role of crisis intervention specialist. This includes school-based mental health professionals and other school crisis intervention team members.

Cancellation/No Show Policy: Full fee if dropped after 11/25/2020 or no show day of event.

Participants must attend each date for full credit.

#Crisis

48. Before-During-After Reading Strategies, for Early Childhood Educators (K2.9 C3)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 12/8/2020

Meeting Times: 12/08; 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM, Sign-in begins at 3:15 PM

Location: 304/305

This interactive workshop will provide knowledge and insight as to how and why before, during, and after reading strategies play crucial roles in the development of reading comprehension and vocabulary knowledge. Join us to explore various before, during, and after reading activities that will promote deeper comprehension for our young learners.

AUDIENCE: Early childhood (PreK-3) teachers of students with disabilities. Early childhood regular education teachers with inclusive settings. Also appropriate for early childhood administrators and staff. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

49. Creating Interactive Lessons with STEM Simulations

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 educators, instructional coaches, specialists, special educators, building and district administrators

Dates: 12/8/2020

Meeting Times: 12/8 through 12/22; Asynchronous

Engage your students in hands-on learning through virtual simulations! During this asynchronous learning experience, participants will experience virtual lab experiments, STEM simulations, and tools to have students create their own simulations.

This professional learning experience will consist Of three hours of learning. You will be given access to this professional learning through Canvas on December 8, 2020 to begin your asynchronous learning. You will have until December 22, 2020 to complete all work for this professional learning to receive Act 48 Credit.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#CCIUinnovates
#STEM2021
#CCIUSTEM

50. Measuring Student Progress in an Online Environment

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: secondary teachers (Gr. 6-12)

Dates: 12/8/2020

Meeting Times: 12/8; 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Virtual Workshop
New
TBA

51. Oral Language and Authentic Conversations for EL Students

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 12/8/2020

Meeting Times: 12/8; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: 304/305

It is critical for EL students to effectively communicate in the classroom. Developing a language rich classroom where students are encouraged to participate and share is essential for language development. Encouraging authentic conversations expands vocabulary and academic language. Workshop participants will explore ways to expand EL students' oral language skills through academic conversations

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

*Audience: EL teachers and coordinators, classroom teachers, administrators

#EL

52. Being a Gifted Administrator

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 gifted teachers, administrators or any staff interested in gifted education. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes.

Dates: 12/9/2020

Meeting Times: 12/9; 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Location: District Office room 14, 740 Unionville Rd, Kennet

Virtual
When you are sitting in a GIEP meeting, do you understand all the components of the gifted paperwork and how it is different from an IEP? Are you familiar with chapter 16 Requirements? Do you know what to look for when observing a classroom full of gifted learners? Join us to learn more about what it means to be gifted leader in your school and network with other leaders around gifted education and requirements.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#CCIUinnovates
#Gifted2021

53. Tech Tools to Support Differentiation - Elementary

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Special education teachers

Dates: 12/9/2020

Meeting Times: 12/9; 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual Workshop
Tech Tidbits
New
We will review, model, and practice examples of educational technology tools that can be used to enhance instructional differentiation methods for virtual, blended, hyflex, or in-person instruction.

54. Tech Tools to Support Differentiation - Secondary

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Special education teachers

Dates: 12/9/2020

Meeting Times: 12/9; 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Virtual Workshop
Tech Tidbits
New
We will review, model, and practice examples of educational technology tools that can be used to enhance instructional differentiation methods for virtual, blended, hyflex, or in-person instruction.

55. Engaging ELs in Distance Learning

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 teachers, EL coordinators, EL teachers

Dates: 12/10/2020

Meeting Times: 12/10; 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Virtual Workshop
New
In this session, we will discuss some of the most common barriers facing students and schools as well as actions that we can take to address these barriers. Participants are encouraged to bring their own ideas to share with colleagues.

56. Help Your Students Who Struggle with Mathematics: Practical, Successful Strategies

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Middle and high school general mathematics, pre-algebra and algebra teachers, math interventionists, resource specialists, special education staff, instructional aides and administrators

Dates: 12/11/2020

Meeting Times: Friday, December 11, 2020, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

This workshop is designed for middle school and high school general mathematics, pre-algebra and algebra teachers, math interventionists, resource specialists, special education staff, instructional aides and administrators.

Participants will explore:
 Practical ways to increase the success of your students who struggle with mathematics.
 Classroom proven techniques to break the cycle of failure that students who struggle in mathematics often experience.
 Numerous strategies to help students tackle tough math problems with greater confidence.

All participants receive an extensive resource handbook filled with valuable strategies, resources, ready-to-use tips, and tools to implement highly effective math lessons for your students who struggle in math.

Brad Fulton is a former Educator of the Year. He is known throughout the country for motivating and engaging teachers and students, Brad has co-authored over a dozen books that provide easy-to-teach yet mathematically rich activities for busy teachers while teaching full time for over 30 years. In addition, he has co-authored over 40 teacher training manuals full of activities and ideas that help teachers who believe mathematics must be both meaningful and powerful.

Late Cancellation/No-Show Policy: Any registrations that are dropped or no-show after November 20, 2020 will be assessed the full fee.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#Math2021

57. Social Justice Standards: A Framework for Anti-Bias Education

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 12/14/2020

Meeting Times: Monday, December 14, 2020; 8 am - 3 pm

Facilitated by Megan Fuciarelli, contributor and author for Teaching Tolerance.

Student learning is at the heart of what we do within education - but what does that truly mean? When we look at our assessment practices and our curriculum, are we able to say unequivocally that we are providing equitable opportunities for all of our students? During this session, we will dive into the Social Justice Standards from Teaching Tolerance while understanding how they can be infused into our curriculum and assessments to ensure that our students see themselves in their learning, as well as see (and experience) others in their learning. We will target assessment practices and spend time collaborating with colleagues on how to ensure an inclusive environment for all of our students.

Megan Fuciarelli is an educator and administrator with over 20 years of experience in the social justice realm. Now residing in Michigan, Fuciarelli has spent the bulk of her educational career in the Chicago area. As the Executive Director & Principal Consultant of US2, she works with a team of like-minded individuals whose primary goal is to help Unite Society through equity and inclusion work. In her career, she has served as an educator as well as building and district-level administrator. She has presented for local, state, national, and international audiences in the areas of Restorative Practices, Equity & Inclusion, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, and The Whole Child.

After December 7, 2020, the full fee will be assessed for dropped enrollments or no shows.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may record portions of the learning experiences to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any major objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#equity20-21

58. From Grading to Feedback

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: secondary teachers (Gr. 6-12)

Dates: 12/16/2020

Meeting Times: 12/16; 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual Workshop
Tech Tidbits
New
TBA

59. Small Group Foundational Reading Skills instruction in a Virtual Environment

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-2 teachers, coaches, special ed

Dates: 12/17/2020

Meeting Times: 12/2/20; 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Location: Virtual

Virtual
Tech Tidbits
New
Join fellow primary grade teachers in a collaborative discussion about tips and tricks for providing Foundational Reading Skills to small groups in a virtual environment.

60. Instructional Strategies in the Online Learning Environment Winter Cohort

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 educators, instructional coaches, specialists, instructional librarians

Dates: 1/11/2021 to 2/1/2021

Meeting Times: See Description

Virtual
This blended learning program will allow participants to learn at their own pace and consider possible applications of the content that align with their own educational beliefs and practices. This course will stretch participants thinking, add to their toolbox of instructional strategies and foster collaboration with peers.

For full details, please review the course overview.

Upon completion of this 6 module course, participants will:
- Collaborate with peers through synchronous and asynchronous learning strategies
- Participate in synchronous and asynchronous discussions
- Design assessment and feedback for the online learning environment
- Investigate synchronous online learning strategies
- Examine asynchronous online learning instructional strategies
- Have the opportunity to participate in optional coaching sessions

This cohort will begin on January 11, 2020 and wrap up on February 1, 2020.
- Virtual Kickoff event: January 11; 4-5pm (required)
- Optional Coaching Session A: January 14, 2020; 4-5pm
- Optional Coaching Session B: January 21, 2020; 4-5pm
- Optional Coaching Session C: January 28, 2020; 4-5pm
- 

Virtual Wrap Up event: February 1; 4-5 pm (required)

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#CCIUinnovates
#instruction&evaluation20-21

61. Competency-Based Learning (CBL) Series for Teachers -Virtual

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 1/12/2021 to 3/19/2021

Meeting Times: 1/12/21, 1/26/21 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM; 2/4/21, 2/18/21, 3/18/21 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Virtual
This series of virtual sessions will help teachers develop an understanding of the critical elements of competency-based learning, reflect on their current teaching practices, and design a competency-based learning instructional sequence. Each team will receive a CBL Toolkit.

January 12th: Virtual session: Discover the key components of competency-based learning
January 26th: Virtual session: Prepare to explore the current state of student experiences and learning at your school to uncover opportunities to implement competency-based learning
Independent assignments totaling approximately 2 days work through the month of January, with feedback and support provided on request

Virtual Sessions to apply the core activities of competency-based learning:
February 4th - Articulate a Competency, Brainstorm Learning Outcomes
February 18th - Build a Student-Friendly Rubric, Design a Learning Experience
March 18th - Design a Feedback Plan

Teams or districts who complete the series have the option to continue with personalized consultative or coaching sessions, for an additional fee, to support the implementation of CBL in classrooms.

Audience: administrators and/or teachers (preferably in teams or partners, teams limited to a maximum of 6 participants; individuals enrolling independent of a team will be charged $115, this includes CBL toolkit) who are interested in implementing Competency-Based Learning practices in the classroom.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#Literacy
#instruction&evaluation20-21

62. PBIS: SWIS - Focus on Equity Tools

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 1/12/2021

Meeting Times: 1/12; 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

For Chester County PBIS teams working with a PBIS Facilitator: This session will provide a brief tutorial for accessing and analyzing the Equity Tools in SWIS. The first half will be content, followed by Q&A.

63. Permission to Feel Book Club

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 1/12/2021 to 3/16/2021

Meeting Times: 1/12, 2/16, and 3/16/2021; 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

New
With a direct and easily accessible writing style, Dr. Brackett presents a set of skills (RULER) that can be taught to children and adults so that they are better able to understand and regulate their emotions in order to thrive at work, school, home, and the community. His approach supports the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) Framework for both students and adults.

Join facilitators Shelly Mallozzi and Michelle MacLuckie for a deep dive into becoming an emotion scientist and helping your students do the same. Share your experiences and growth with other educators from around the county.

Required text: "Permission to Feel" by Dr. Marc Brackett If purchasing this text is a hardship, but you would still like to participate, please contact Michelle MacLuckie at michellemac@cciu.org

Schedule: There will be three virtual meetings with reading and activities to be completed between each meeting. (A total of 8 Act 48 hours will be available for participants.) Meetings will be held from 3:15 - 4:15 PM via zoom on the following dates: 1/12, 2/16, and 3/16/2021.

64. Completing Gifted Paperwork

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 gifted teachers, administrators or any staff interested in gifted education. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes.

Dates: 1/13/2021

Meeting Times: 1/13; 12:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Virtual
Just as the IEP process involves numerous forms and completion procedures, so does the GIEP process. Explore the components of the required forms for Compliance with Chapter 16, and discuss the information and timeliness needed to accurately complete each.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#CCIUinnovates
#Gifted2021

65. Developing Young Problem Finders & Problem Solvers through STEM and Innovation, for Early Childhood Educators (K2.15 C2) )

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 1/13/2021

Meeting Times: 01/13; 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Sign-in begins at 3:30 PM

Location: Hub A&B

Traditional education was designed to teach students how to solve problems that experts designed. Empower your students to not just solve problems but to find them. In this workshop, we will explore our lives and find problems related to our course content and then work through exploring the problem and possible solutions. We will then use our learning experiences to ideate new learning experiences for our students. Join us for three hours of hands-on professional learning, laughter, and growth.

AUDIENCE: Early childhood (PreK-3) teachers of students with disabilities. Early childhood regular education teachers with inclusive settings. Also appropriate for early childhood administrators and staff. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

66. Gifted Network Meeting #2

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 gifted teachers, administrators or any staff interested in gifted education. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes.

Dates: 1/13/2021

Meeting Times: 1/13; 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

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

This is the 2nd of 3 Network Meetings.

The Focus during this meeting will be on supporting students in blended, hyflex, and in-person instructional models using edtech to support learning for all!

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any major objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#CCIUinnovates
#Gifted2021

67. Introduction to Restorative Practices and Using Circles Effectively - Days 1 & 2

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 teachers and administrators, school counselors, mental health practitioners, social workers, school psychologists, and crisis intervention specialists.

Dates: 1/13/2021 to 1/14/2021

Meeting Times: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: 302/303

Facilitated by Lee Rush, International Institute of Restorative Practices Consultant

Day 1 - Participants will learn skills for immediate use to strengthen relationships, set high expectations while being supportive, and respond to conflict in the classroom, community or organization. Participants will 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.

Day 2 - Devoted entirely to teaching participants 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.

Only 24 seats are available!

Best for: superintendents, central office administrators, and teacher leaders

CEUs are available and sponsored through IIRP.

After January 6, 2021 the full fee will be assessed for dropped enrollments or no shows.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may record portions of the learning experiences to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any major objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#equity20-21#IIRP

68. Computer Science Network Meeting #2

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 Computer Science teachers & administrators, Business teachers and administrators,special educators & administrators, STEM teachers & administrators, coaches, and curriculum directors

Dates: 1/14/2021

Meeting Times: 1/14; 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Virtual
During this networking event, computer science teachers, technology coaches and curriculum directors are invited to join to share best practices, ask timely questions and network with jobalike peers.

The Focus during this meeting will be on supporting students in blended, hyflex, and in-person instructional models using edtech to support learning for all!

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#CCIUinnovates
#STEM2021
#CompSci2021

69. CS4CC 2021

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Computer Science teachers, club leaders, administrators, librarians, gifted educators, STEM teachers and special educators.

Dates: 1/14/2021

Meeting Times: 1/14; 9:00 AM Kickoff

While the structure of this year's Computer Science Conference differs from past years, the purpose remains the same; the 2021 Summit offers educators, school leaders, and stakeholders opportunities to expand their knowledge and skills so they can support students with computer science experiences.

Sessions will be offered synchronously on our kickoff date and will be available asynchronously until the end of the school year. Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any major objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#STEM2021,
#CompSci2021
#CSinPA

70. Social Emotional Learning through a Diversity and Equity Lens

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 1/19/2021

Meeting Times: Tuesday, January 19, 2021; 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

In this highly interactive program, we will explore the five competencies of Social Emotional Learning through a Diversity and Equity lens. Self-Awareness is the foundation for helping students understand the many aspects of their own identity and recognize how their cultural values shape the way they perceive and interact with the world. Self-Management helps students focus on identifying ​personal challenges, managing stress, and devising goals. Social Awareness allows students to focus on similarities as well as appreciate differences ​with others, thus developing empathy and closing the perceived human gap. Relationship Skills invites students and staff to focus on communication and connection to build ​continually grow cultural competence ​skills. Responsible Decision-Making invites students and staff to create classroom communities and nurture systemic approaches to school change. Each of these competencies will be presented in a fully engaging process that will allow for implementation in their school environments.

After January 12, 2021, the full fee will be assessed for dropped enrollments or no shows.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may record portions of the learning experiences to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any major objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.


#equity20-21

71. Video Production and Design for the STEM Classroom

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 educators, instructional coaches, specialists, special educators, building and district administrators

Dates: 1/19/2021 to 1/26/2021

Meeting Times: 1/19; 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. and 1/26; 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Virtual
Unleash student creativity and independence while building communication skills necessary for future careers through video production. Explore ways to foster a culture of storytelling in your classroom that will engage all learners through different aspects of filming, editing and sharing video.

This professional learning experience will consist of three hours of learning: 2 hours of live sessions via Zoom and 1 hour of asynchronous work.

A private invitation will be emailed using the email address you registered with, the day before the event.
 If you do not receive this email please contact Kammas Kersch at kammask@cciu.org.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#CCIUinnovates
#STEM2021
#CCIUSTEM

72. PIIC Coaching Network Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Instructional coaches and teachers who have dedicated instructional coaching time in their work day, open to Chester County coaches only.

Dates: 1/20/2021

Meeting Times: 1/20/21; 8:00 A.M. -10:00 A.M.

Location: 304&305

The CCIU PIIC Coaching Network meetings provide monthly opportunities for Instructional Coaches to engage in job-specific professional learning and work with and learn from coaches from across Chester County.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

73. ELA PSSA Text Dependent Analysis (TDA) Overview - Nearpod Train the Trainer

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 1/21/2021

Meeting Times: 1/21; 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Sign-in begins at 12:15 PM

Virtual
This half-day session is designed for educators responsible for providing support and professional learning to teachers new to instruction related to the PSSA Text Dependent Analysis question type. The session will use a Nearpod PSSA TDA Overview module created by CCIU and will train the trainer to use the Nearpod (and accompanying slides and materials) to provide a TDA Overview to teachers new to PSSA TDA in their school or district. The module provides an overview of the skills needed to be able to analyze text deeply and construct an appropriate response and will outline the structure of the Text Dependent Analysis questions and the criteria for the successful completion of the task.

Audience: Educators responsible for providing support and professional learning to teachers new to instruction related to the PSSA text Dependent Analysis question type, working with students in grades 4-8. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes and paraprofessionals.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#Literacy

74. ELA PSSA Text Dependent Analysis - TDA Overview

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 1/21/2021

Meeting Times: 1/21; 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Sign-in begins at 8:15 AM

Virtual
This half day session is designed for educators new to instruction related to the PSSA Text Dependent Analysis question type. The session will provide an overview of the skills needed to be able to analyze text deeply and construct an appropriate response, and will outline the structure of the Text Dependent Analysis questions and the criteria for successful completion of the task.

Audience: Educators new to instruction related to the PSSA text Dependent Analysis question type, working with students in grades 4-8. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes and paraprofessionals.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

75. Improving Instructional Systems, Supports, and Strategies to Maximize Mathematical Learning

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 teachers of mathematics, Instructional coaches, administrators

Dates: 1/21/2021 to 3/18/2021

Meeting Times: Thursday, January 21, 2021 8am to 3pm; Thursday February 4, 2021; and Thursday, March 18, 2021

Virtual
Facilitated by Dr. Paul Riccomini, Pennsylvania State University

A three-day professional learning series demonstrating strategies for effective mathematics instruction and how to translate them for remote instruction.

The focus will be on maximizing the mathematical performance of ALL students, particularly students who struggle or students with disabilities. These intensive and interactive sessions will provide teachers specific strategies for organizing both instruction and students' studying of material to facilitate learning, remembering, and applying critical mathematical concepts and skills in new situations. Dr. Riccomini draws upon the most currently available research-based evidence for teaching mathematics to struggling students, chronic low achievers, and students with disabilities.

Dr. Paul Riccomini is an experienced classroom teacher, author, mathematician and leading special education expert who has taught mathematics to both general and special education students in inclusive settings. Currently, he is an associate professor of education at Pennsylvania State University. As a former middle and high school general education and special education mathematics teacher, Dr. Riccomini knows firsthand the challenges and difficulties teachers experience every day when working with struggling students in inclusive settings. Follow Dr. Riccomini on Twitter @pjr146.

BEST FOR: All district staff responsible for mathematics instruction.

Late Cancellation/No-Show Policy: Any registrations that are dropped or no-show after January 7, 2021 will be assessed the full fee.

Note: During this institute/professional learning activity, we may record portions of the learning experiences to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#Math2021

76. Math Network Meeting #2

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 Math teachers & administrators, special educators & administrators, coaches, and curriculum directors

Dates: 1/21/2021

Meeting Times: 1/21; 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual
During this networking event, math teachers, special educators, coaches and curriculum directors are invited to join to share best practices, ask timely questions and network with job alike peers.

The Focus during this meeting will be on supporting students in blended, hyflex, and in-person instructional models using edtech to support learning for all!

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#CCIUinnovates
#Math2021

77. Academic Language for English Learners (EL)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 1/27/2021

Meeting Times: 1/27/21; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, registration begins at 11:45

Location: 404

Academic language is important for success in school. English Learners face the challenge of learning a new language while acquiring the academic language needed to succeed. Participants will examine ways to expose students to academic language through instruction and practice.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.


*Audience: EL teachers and coordinators, classroom teachers, administrators

#EL

78. Investigation and Design at the Center: Exploring Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 1/27/2021

Meeting Times: Monday, January 27, 2021; 8:00 am - 3:00 pom

Engaging Students in Three-dimensional Science Performances

In this full-day session, participants will explore instructional strategies to engage students in three-dimensional science learning. Participants will engage in doing science as Brett Moulding models the instructional sequence of Gather, Reason, Communicate. The step "Reasoning" will be featured throughout the day. Participants will receive a set of lesson plans aligned to the new science standards. All participants will receive a copy of the book Teaching Science is Phenomenal. Participants will need to bring a laptop or wifi enabled device for use during the session.

Facilitated by Brett Moulding with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

After January 18, 2021, the full fee will be assessed for dropped enrollments or no shows.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may record portions of the learning experiences to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any major objections, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

79. How Macro-Level Writing and Foundation Paragraph Writing Build Reading Comprehension Skills

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 2/1/2021 to 2/2/2021

Meeting Times: 2/1-2/2; 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Sign-in begins at 8:00 AM

Virtual
In order to succeed in coursework as well as on various assessments, students across the grades must have an understanding of basic and expanded paragraphs and how to intentionally organize paragraphs in ways that result in effective narrative, opinion/argument, and informative text pieces. In this two day series, participants will first examine paragraph development using a structured, sequential approach to teaching the basic and expanded paragraph, including idea generation, categorization, and writing topic, supporting, and concluding sentences as well as transitions. They will then turn their attention to the structures of specific genres. Participants will learn useful strategies for helping students develop effective writing for different purposes and genres. They will work with gradual release instruction and teacher modeling of the writing process.

Audience: Educators working with students in grades 3-12. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes and paraprofessionals.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#Literacy

80. Creating an Understanding-Based Curriculum and Assessment System for 21st Century Learning

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 2/3/2021

Meeting Times: Wednesday, February 3, 2021; 8 am - 3 pm

In this Institute, will apply the principles and practices of Understanding by Design and Leading Modern Learning for transforming the Standards and 21st-century skills into a coherent curriculum that emphasizes understanding and long-term transfer.

Participants will learn proven approaches for:
-Creating a curriculum "blueprint" to guide the design of a coherent and vertically aligned curriculum
-"Unpacking" standards to identify conceptually big ideas and transfer goals
-Generating essential questions that spiral across the grades
-Creating recurring cornerstone assessment tasks and companion rubrics that integrate 21st Century Skills with academic content
-Curriculum Mapping 3.0 1/4 Mapping the curriculum around desired performances rather than simply a scope and sequence of content "coverage"
-Utilizing web-based resources for "working smarter"

After January 27, 2021, the full fee will be assessed for dropped enrollments or no shows.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may record portions of the learning experiences to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any major objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

81. Tackling Cyberbullying through Positive School Climate Initiatives

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 2/5/2021

Meeting Times: Friday, February 5, 2021, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

New
This regional professional learning session will introduce educators to specific, pragmatic school climate initiatives that they can implement in their schools. Join your colleagues from across Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties to learn how to marshal the powers of peer influence and school culture to curtail peer conflict, harassment, and other problem behaviors whether they are over text, social media, or gaming platforms. A positive school climate can improve connectedness, belongingness, morale, peer respect, and ethical decision-making.

This session will explore:
-The prevalence, scope, and frequency of cyberbullying
-What the research says about the influence of school climate
-How to set the tone regarding student behavioral expectations
-The importance of creative responses and high-engagement activities
-The value of formal peer-led initiatives that tap into their unique talents and abilities
-New ways to understand student experiences
-How to include student voices in your policies and programming
-How to promote positivity and help make kindness go viral across your campus
-The importance of creative responses and high-engagement activities
-The value of formal peer-led initiatives that tap into their unique talents and abilities

After January 28, 2021, the full fee will be assessed for dropped enrollments or no shows.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may record portions of the learning experiences to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any major objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

82. STEM and Education Innovation PLN

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 educators, instructional coaches, educational specialists, building and district administrators, librarians, higher education leaders, local business partners, STEM-rich institutions, science center leaders, workforce development leaders.

Dates: 2/8/2021

Meeting Times: 2/8; 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Virtual
In this professional learning network, educational teachers and leaders will come together virtually to connect science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning with peer networking. You are the critical leaders needed to help support innovative teaching practices in your local communities regardless of the physical or virtual setting.

During our virtual meetings, we will discuss challenges that impact teaching and learning in an effort to grow instructional practices that increase student achievement. We will support each other to break down barriers to growth through sharing resources, scaling innovation, and collaborating across disciplines. We will share and demonstrate tools and techniques to bring meaningful, real-world challenges into the classroom.

The Focus during this meeting will be on supporting students in blended, hyflex, and in-person instructional models using edtech to support learning for all!

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may record portions of the learning experiences to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#CCIUinnovates
#STEM2021

83. How Transcription and Syntax Skills Build Writing and Comprehension Skills

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 2/9/2021

Meeting Times: 2/9; 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Sign-in begins at 8:00 AM

Virtual
More often than not, teachers provide students with more instruction in writing and comprehending text at the paragraph and whole-text level than at the sentence level. This workshop focuses on parts of speech and sentence parts as they apply to the writing and comprehension of text. Participants will examine parts of speech as a method of understanding the way words interact with each other and sentence parts as building blocks for creating different kinds of sentences. They will learn about the components of a good lesson and strategies for developing sentence sense in students.

Audience: Educators working with students in grades 3-12. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes and paraprofessionals.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#Literacy

84. PBIS Advanced Tiers Set-Up

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 2/11/2021

Meeting Times: 2/11; 3:30PM - 4:00 PM

For Chester County PBIS teams working with a PBIS Facilitator: This session will provide guidance and a graphic organizer to begin setting up Advanced Tiers. The first half will be content, followed by Q&A.

85. Encouraging and Sustaining Parent Engagement for English Learners (EL) Panel

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 2/17/2021

Meeting Times: 2/17/21; 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, registration begins at 8:45 am

Location: 304/305

Families make critical contributions to student academic achievement and social and emotional growth from preschool through high school.
Our panelists will share best practices in engaging the families of English learners (ELs) in classrooms, schools, and communities.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

*Audience: EL teachers and coordinators, classroom teachers, administrators

#EL

86. PIIC Coaching Network Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Instructional coaches and teachers who have dedicated instructional coaching time in their work day, open to Chester County coaches only.

Dates: 2/17/2021

Meeting Times: 2/17/21; 8:00 A.M. -10:00 A.M.

Location: 304&305

The CCIU PIIC Coaching Network meetings provide monthly opportunities for Instructional Coaches to engage in job-specific professional learning and work with and learn from coaches from across Chester County.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

87. Promoting Social and Emotional Health in the Early Childhood Classroom, for Early Childhood Educators (K.1.1 C2)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 2/17/2021

Meeting Times: 02/17; 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Sign-in begins 3:30 PM

Virtual
Children's social and emotional health affects their overall development and learning. Research indicates that children who are mentally healthy tend to be happier, show greater motivation to learn, have a more positive attitude toward school, more eagerly participate in class activities, and demonstrate higher academic performance than less mentally healthy peers. This workshop will help teachers promote children's social and emotional health through such practices as building trusting relationships and conducting intentional teaching.

AUDIENCE: Early childhood (PreK-3) teachers of students with disabilities. Early childhood regular education teachers with inclusive settings. Also appropriate for early childhood administrators and staff. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.Virtual Meeting

88. Librarian Professional Learning Network Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Librarians and Media Specialists

Dates: 2/18/2021

Meeting Times: 2/18/21; 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Location: Virtual Meeting

Virtual
The librarian professional learning network provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss and collaborate with their peers on subjects that impact librarians, libraries, and learners. Each meeting will begin with devoted professional development on librarian services and libraries. Each meeting allocates opportunities for open dialogue and networking among the participants to enable librarians to generate support from one another.

Intended Audience: K-12 Librarians and Media Specialists. This event is not relevant to short-term and day to day substitutes and paraprofessionals.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.Virtual Meeting

89. Text Analysis in the Content Areas

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 2/23/2021

Meeting Times: 2/23; 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Sign-in begins at 8:00 AM

Virtual
This session is designed for educators to engage students in analysis within the content areas of Science and Social Studies. During this session, participants will understand what it means to analyze text deeply and how analysis impacts learners' understanding of text and creates opportunities for profound thinking and discussion. Collaborative work, with additional resources, instructional materials, and implementation planning time will be encouraged during this workshop.

Audience: Educators and administrators working with students in grades 6-12

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#Literacy

90. EL Leadership Council Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: EL Administrators, Teachers, Title III Coordinators

Dates: 2/24/2021

Meeting Times: 2/24; 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM; Sign in begins at 1:45 PM

Location: Zoom Meeting

Virtual
Quarterly meetings to share information regarding EL initiatives. These meetings will include relevant information from PDE as well as professional development opportunities, resources, and materials designed to increase the performance of EL students.Virtual Meeting

#EL

91. Chester County Curriculum Directors Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Curriculum Directors and Coordinators

Dates: 2/25/2021

Meeting Times: Thursday, February 25, 2021; 8:00 AM -12:00 PM

Meeting of Curriculum Directors from 12 districts in Chester County to discuss needs, updates from PDE, concerns, and address questions.
Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

92. Prototyping and App Design

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 educators, instructional coaches, specialists, special educators, building and district administrators

Dates: 2/25/2021 to 3/11/2021

Meeting Times: 2/25 through 3/11; Asynchronous

New
Help develop your students' entrepreneurial and computational thinking skills! This session will provide an asynchronous learning experience where participants will prototype, design their own apps, and engage in computational thinking practices related to bringing these types of learning experiences to their students.

This professional learning experience will consist of three hours of asynchronous learning. You will be given access to this professional learning through Canvas on February 25, 2021 to begin your asynchronous learning. You will have until March 11, 2021 to complete all work for this professional learning to receive Act 48 Credit.

If you have any questions, please contact Kammas Kersch at kammask@cciu.org.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#CCIUinnovates
#STEM2021
#CCIUSTEM

93. Developing Deeper Readers and Writers in the Primary Grades (1st grade)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 3/9/2021

Meeting Times: 03/09/21; 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Sign-in begins at 8:00 AM

Virtual
These sessions are designed for educators to engage students in deeper reading and writing in the primary grades. Each session is geared towards a specific grade level to assist students to analyze text deeply and to construct an appropriate response. Collaborative work, with additional resources, instructional materials, and implementation planning time will be encouraged during this workshop.

Audience: Educators and administrators working with students in grades 1-3 (on respective dates). This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes and paraprofessionals.

Note: During this professional learning activity we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#Literacy

94. Low Incidence Networking Community (LINC)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Educators of students with disabilities. Educators with inclusive settings. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes and paraprofessionals

Dates: 3/9/2021

Meeting Times: 3/9/21; 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm (Snow Date: 3/16/21)

Location: Virtual

Virtual
Collaborative Zoom Conversation
Attention Chester County educators who support students in Autistic Support, Life Skills Support, or Multiple Disabilities Support programs!

Please join us for a Low Incidence Networking Community (LINC) meeting. During this networking event, we will have discussions on addressing teaching practices and participants will also have time to collaborate with colleagues.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any major objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

CCIULINC

Collaborative Zoom Meeting

95. Making STEM Accessible for All

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 3/9/2021

Meeting Times: 3/9 (snow date 3/16); 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Sign-in begins at 7:45 AM

Virtual
During this interactive workshop, participants will review STEM and design thinking principles. Participants will engage in activities to promote design thinking, with exciting and innovative ideas to bring back to the classroom! Participants will have an opportunity to explore lending library options with modified lesson ideas and collaborate on differentiated lesson plans to maximize access to STEM for students supported in low incidence programs.

Audience: K-12 educators with inclusive settings. Educators of students with disabilities. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes and paraprofessionals.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

96. Developing Deeper Readers and Writers in the Primary Grades (2nd grade)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 3/16/2021

Meeting Times: 03/16/21; 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Sign-in begins at 8:00 AM

Virtual
These sessions are designed for educators to engage students in deeper reading and writing in the primary grades. Each session is geared towards a specific grade level to assist students to analyze text deeply and to construct an appropriate response. Collaborative work, with additional resources, instructional materials, and implementation planning time will be encouraged during this workshop.

Audience: Educators and administrators working with students in grades 1-3 (on respective dates). This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes and paraprofessionals.

Note: During this professional learning activity we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#Literacy

97. Learning AR/VR for the Online Classroom

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 educators, instructional coaches, specialists, special educators, building and district administrators

Dates: 3/16/2021

Meeting Times: 3/16; 4:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.

Virtual
The days of PowerPoint and poster presentations will be irrelevant once you inspire your students to create in the worlds where they play to demonstrate their learning. Guide your students to create their own worlds, museums, games, and more. Learn how to transform student learning by taking virtual field trips and challenging students to create in three-dimensional space. Join us for a blended learning experience where you will complete part of the learning on your own through video and interactive activities, and part will be completed during our synchronous session.

This professional learning experience will consist of three hours of learning: 1.5 hour live kickoff session via Zoom and 1.5 hours of asynchronous work in Canvas. Participants will have until March 30, 2020 to complete all work for this professional leaning to receive Act 48 credit.

A private invitation will be emailed using the email address you registered with, the day before the event. If you do not receive this email please contact Kammas Kersch at kammask@cciu.org.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#CCIUinnovates
#STEM2021
#CCIUSTEM

98. Making the Most of Morning Meeting, for Early Childhood Educators (K5.8 C2)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 3/17/2021

Meeting Times: 03/17; 3:45 PM - 6:15 PM, Sign-in begins 3:15 PM

Virtual
Please join us for an interactive session on establishing a language rich environment for early learners. Communication skills are the foundation of literacy and by engaging learners in meaningful discussions, they have the opportunity to expand their vocabulary, build background knowledge, and discover the deeper meaning of the text. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in research-based strategies and learn how to set up a language rich environment for learners.

AUDIENCE: Early childhood (PreK-3) teachers of students with disabilities. Early childhood regular education teachers with inclusive settings. Also appropriate for early childhood administrators and staff. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any major objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

99. PIIC Coaching Network Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Instructional coaches and teachers who have dedicated instructional coaching time in their work day, open to Chester County coaches only.

Dates: 3/17/2021

Meeting Times: 3/17/21; 8:00 A.M. -10:00 A.M.

Location: 304&305

The CCIU PIIC Coaching Network meetings provide monthly opportunities for Instructional Coaches to engage in job-specific professional learning and work with and learn from coaches from across Chester County.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

100. Math Network Meeting #3

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 Math teachers & administrators, special educators & administrators, coaches, and curriculum directors

Dates: 3/18/2021

Meeting Times: 3/18; 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual
During this networking event, math teachers, special educators, coaches and curriculum directors are invited to join to share best practices, ask timely questions and network with job alike peers.

The Focus during this meeting will be on supporting students in blended, hyflex, and in-person instructional models using edtech to support learning for all!

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

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#Math2021

101. Developing Deeper Readers and Writers in the Primary Grades (3rd grade)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 3/23/2021

Meeting Times: 03/23/21; 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Sign-in begins at 8:00 AM

Virtual
These sessions are designed for educators to engage students in deeper reading and writing in the primary grades. Each session is geared towards a specific grade level to assist students to analyze text deeply and to construct an appropriate response. Collaborative work, with additional resources, instructional materials, and implementation planning time will be encouraged during this workshop.

Audience: Educators and administrators working with students in grades 1-3 (on respective dates). This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes and paraprofessionals.

Note: During this professional learning activity we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#Literacy