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1. Charter School Meeting (BY INVITATION ONLY)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 11/24/2021

Meeting Times: 8:30-11:00 am

Monthly Charter School Meetings on 11/24/21

2. Anxiety & Stress: Teacher and Student Wellness

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 6/27/2022 to 7/15/2022

Meeting Times: Online. Self-paced course. Complete modules by due dates.

Online Course
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Anxiety & Stress: Teacher and Student Wellness is a course that guides participants in developing and implementing classroom strategies that cultivate teacher and student well-being. The ways in which teachers and students react to anxiety and stress will determine the growth (or lack thereof) and experiences in the classroom each day. Mental health is of great concern in the classroom (and the world) as educational, financial, social, mental and emotional pressures can seem overwhelming at times. Teacher and student well-being must first be addressed before teaching and learning can take place. Participants will explore curricula for how to best deal with their students anxiety and stress in the classroom. Participants will also explore scientific research, best practices and the holistic education of the mind and body that we strive to provide our 21st century students. Both teacher and student must maintain a level of self-care and awareness in order to make great academic and personal strides. Participants will develop an action plan to acknowledge and address anxiety and stressors in the classroom so that calmness, awareness, insightfulness and presence are established and academic goals can be met.

Required Text: Participants will need to purchase the interactive textbook (digital or paper) titled Stress Management for Teachers A ProActive Guide by Herman and Reinke, ISBN-13: 978-1462517985

3. 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: 7/1/2022 to 8/15/2022

Meeting Times: 7/1-8/15; asynchronous

Virtual
This blended learning program will allow participants to learn at their own pace with one optional synchronous coaching session. 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. Three (3) Act 48 credit hours will be awarded upon completion of the course's final task.

This professional learning experience will consist of three hours of learning. You will be given access to this professional learning through Canvas after enrolling. This course has open enrollment through August 1. All coursework must be completed by August 15, 2022 for 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.

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4. Creating Interactive Lessons with STEM Simulations

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 7/1/2022 to 8/15/2022

Meeting Times: 7/1 through 8/15; 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 after enrolling. This course has open enrollment through August 1. All coursework must be completed by August 15, 2022 for 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.

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#STEM2223
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5. Gifted Education for the General Education Teacher

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 general education teachers, coaches, gifted education teachers, special education teachers, librarians, special area teachers, and administrators

Dates: 7/1/2022 to 8/15/2022

Meeting Times: 7/1-8/15; Asynchronous

Do you work with Gifted students? Do you have students who may be Gifted? Do you have students who are eager for a challenge? Engage in professional learning focused on providing strategies and background knowledge to support advanced learners in the general education classroom.

This professional learning experience will consist of three hours of learning. You will be given access to this professional learning through Canvas after enrolling. This course has open enrollment through August 1. All coursework must be completed by August 15, 2022 for Act 48 credit.

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6. Growing Your Instructional Strategies in the Online Learning Environment

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 7/1/2022 to 8/15/2022

Meeting Times: 7/1 through 8/15, asynchronous

You've onramped to online learning, but let's get you owning the open road! Now that you have learned how to quickly adapt your instruction for the online environment during the pandemic, go deeper into a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous instructional strategies that will foster more intentional student-driven learning, differentiation, and personalization. This course will cover best practices about how to leverage tools and strategies for online learning management, formative and summative assessment, instructional delivery, and interactions between students and teachers.

Enroll anytime between June 1, 2022 and August 1, 2022 and complete at your own pace. The course should take approximately 12 hours.

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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7. Introduction to Quality Matters: Preparing for the Quality Matters Journey, Standards 1-8

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 Chester County Public and Charter School Teachers Only

Dates: 7/1/2022 to 8/15/2022

Meeting Times: July 1 through August 15 2022, Asynchronous

If you've been looking for solutions to help ensure that learners are engaging and successful with your online or blended instruction, Quality Matters (QM) has them. QM empowers you through their quality assurance process to design and deliver a high-quality experience for your learners.

New to Quality Matters? In this asynchronous Trail Guide, you will see an overview of what Quality Matters is as well as get an orientation to each standard. Consider the difference between pandemic online learning and proactively planning online learning, identify ways to increase online learner engagement, and understand what quality assurance is and how it can be applied to your instruction.

This Trail Guide should take you no more than 3 hours to complete and will review all of the 8 general standards of the Quality Matters Rubric. This asynchronous workshop is available to Chester County public and charter schools only. Each participant will receive a digital badge upon completion. You can enroll in this course anytime through August 1, 2022

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8. Learning AR/VR for the Online Classroom

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 7/1/2022 to 8/15/2022

Meeting Times: 7/1 through 18/15 Asynchronous

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. You will be given access to this professional learning through Canvas after enrolling. This course has open enrollment through August 1. All coursework must be completed by August 15, 2022 for 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.

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#STEM2223
#CCIUSTEM
#AsynchronousSTEM

9. Online and Blended Learning Engagement

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 7/1/2022 to 8/15/2022

Meeting Times: 7/1 through 8/15; asynchronous

There is no secret formula for creating student engagement in any modality. It happens when we provide activities and assessments which are authentic, student-centered, and dynamic. Join us on this journey as we explore the difference between compliance and engagement and look at strategies and tools to help you hit the mark with engaging students in synchronous and asynchronous environments. This content will be delivered asynchronously with an optional coaching hour and should take you approximately 5 hours to complete.

Enroll anytime between June 1, 2022 and August 1, 2022, and complete at your own pace. The course should take approximately 5 hours.

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.

#STEM 2223
#onlinelearning

10. Prototyping and App Design

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 7/1/2022 to 8/15/2022

Meeting Times: 7/1 through 8/15; Asynchronous

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 learning. You will be given access to this professional learning through Canvas after enrolling. This course has open enrollment through August 1. All coursework must be completed by August 15, 2022 for 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.

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#STEM2223
#CCIUSTEM
#AsynchronousSTEM

11. Quality Matters Teaching Online Certificate (TOC)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/1/2022 to 8/15/2022

Meeting Times: 7/1 through 8/15, asynchronous

The QM Teaching Online Certificate will allow participants to acquire knowledge and mastery of online teaching. CCIU is offering a cohort of this certificate program to Chester County educators at a discounted rate of $990 per educator. The program will begin as soon as ten (10) participants are identified for the first cohort.

The following seven (7) courses are in the certificate program. Courses are fully asynchronous with assignment deadlines throughout the program.

- Gauging Your Technology Skills
- Evaluating Your Course Design
- Exploring Your Institution's Policies
- Orienting Your Online Learners
- Connecting Learning Theories to Your Teaching Strategies
- Creating Presence in Your Online Course
- Assessing Your Learners

Participants are required to purchase the textbook "Effective Online Teaching" by T. Stavaredes. Available at Amazon or other bookstores. (digital/eBook versions available) The textbook for these workshops should be acquired before the first course begins.

Enroll here to show your interest in being part of a cohort for this certificate program. You will be contacted once a cohort of 10 educators is completed.

This professional learning experience will consist of three hours of learning. You will be given access to this professional learning through Canvas after enrolling. This course has open enrollment through August 1. All coursework must be completed by August 15, 2022 for 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.

12. Social Emotional Needs of Gifted and Advanced Learners

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: 7/1/2022 to 8/15/2022

Meeting Times: 7/1-8/15; Asynchronous

Virtual
Workshop
Gifted students have specific traits and emotions that can sometimes be difficult to overcome. Join us for three hours of asynchronous learning centered around the wellness of Gifted students in the classroom. By the end of the learning, you will be equipped to support gifted and advanced learners in your school or district.

This professional learning experience will consist of three hours of learning. You will be given access to this professional learning through Canvas after enrolling. This course has open enrollment through August 1. All coursework must be completed by August 15, 2022 for 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.

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#Gifted2223

13. Tracking Learning: Assessment and Feedback Standard 2, 3

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 Chester County Public and Charter School Teachers Only

Dates: 7/1/2022 to 8/15/2022

Meeting Times: July 1 through August 15, 2022; Asynchronous

Connecting learning objectives to assessment and feedback are key to providing students with a transparent online learning experience where they can thrive and be successful. This all begins with backwards design which keeps the student in the center of the experience.

In this Trail Guide, you will dig into designing effective student-facing assessments and instruction for online delivery. As we think about what students should know or be able to do at the end of a course, we can design assessments (and activities) that will help students successfully achieve the end-of-unit and end-of-course objectives. This Trail Guide provides you with the mindset about what we can communicate to our students through assessment and feedback, how to ensure alignment, and the variety of assessments from which you might select in the online setting. You'll also be empowered with the design details you'll want to include in your assessment when delivering directions to the student.

This Trail Guide should take you no more than 3 hours to complete and reviews course- and module-level learning objectives while using alignment to ensure that assessments are varied and supportive of the learning objectives. The content is based on Standards 2 and 3 of the Quality Matters Rubric. This workshop is available to Chester County public and charter schools only. Each participant will receive a digital badge upon completion.

Enroll anytime between June 1, 2022 and August 1, 2022, and complete at your own pace. The course should take approximately 5 hours.

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.

#QM

14. 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: 7/1/2022 to 8/15/2022

Meeting Times: 7/1 through 8/15 - Asynchronous

Virtual
Unleash student creativity and independence while building communication skills necessary for future careers through video production. During this asynchronous learning experience you will 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. You will be given access to this professional learning through Canvas after enrolling. This course has open enrollment through August 1. All coursework must be completed by August 15, 2022 for 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
#STEM2223
#CCIUSTEM
#AsynchronousSTEM

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

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 7/8/2022 to 8/5/2022

Meeting Times: Online

Starting Soon
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 a goldmine to pertinent information to make not only the first day of school but every day run smoothly adding other numerous strategies besides the contents in the book. This may be one of the most amazing books on teaching practices you will ever read! The book will be sent a few days before the class begins. $35 book fee

16. Discovering the Root Cause of Disruptive Classroom Behavior

Program: CPE Credit Courses

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

Meeting Times: Online course, participant works on their own time.

Online Course
In this course, we'll learn how to evaluate the underlying causes of many disruptive behaviors. We will receive an overview of various mental health disorders that may manifest in the classroom, along with effective strategies for how to respond to problem behavior. Throughout this course, we will review various social and emotional factors that may contribute to problematic behavior. We will cover topics such as, social skills, impairment and intervention, mental health disorders, anxiety and stress in children, self-injury and self-esteem, along with how to address violent behavior and students in crisis.

Note: the welcome email will be sent the morning of the start date. This will contain a link to the coursework.

17. Making an Impact: Building Positive Relationships with Your Students

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 7/11/2022 to 8/5/2022

Meeting Times: Online. Self-paced course. Complete modules by due dates.

Online
Closed
Making an Impact: Building Positive Relationships with Your Students" is designed for teachers K-12 to become familiar with different ways to create healthy student/teacher relationships through effective communication. Strong and healthy relationships can promote better student learning and increase their overall performance. This course will focus on how to communicate effectively, how to provide a friendly, successful, and productive learning environment, using your words to influence, effective questioning techniques, how to motivate students and give them a desire to learn, to ensure the right climate for learning, become more aware of your verbal and non-verbal cues, using your voice effectively, and most importantly to engage your students so they look forward to your classroom and WANT to work for you. It is extremely important that students WANT to LISTEN to you. A bond between a teacher and student can go beyond the classroom and last a lifetime.

Required Text The text will include the e-book "Effective Classroom Communication Pocketbook" by Richard Churches, to help further our understanding of the importance of student/teacher relationships. This can be purchased through Google Play, or at ebooks.com and vitalsource.com for 9.99 - 12.99.

18. Mindfulness for Educators and Their Students

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 7/11/2022 to 8/1/2022

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

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

Required text: Mindfulness for Teachers by Patricia Jennings (ISBN 978-0393708073).

Note: the welcome email will be sent the morning of the start date. This will contain a link to the coursework.

19. Anxiety & Stress: Teacher and Student Wellness

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 7/25/2022 to 8/12/2022

Meeting Times: Online. Self-paced course. Complete modules by due dates.

Online Course
Anxiety & Stress: Teacher and Student Wellness is a course that guides participants in developing and implementing classroom strategies that cultivate teacher and student well-being. The ways in which teachers and students react to anxiety and stress will determine the growth (or lack thereof) and experiences in the classroom each day. Mental health is of great concern in the classroom (and the world) as educational, financial, social, mental and emotional pressures can seem overwhelming at times. Teacher and student well-being must first be addressed before teaching and learning can take place. Participants will explore curricula for how to best deal with their students anxiety and stress in the classroom. Participants will also explore scientific research, best practices and the holistic education of the mind and body that we strive to provide our 21st century students. Both teacher and student must maintain a level of self-care and awareness in order to make great academic and personal strides. Participants will develop an action plan to acknowledge and address anxiety and stressors in the classroom so that calmness, awareness, insightfulness and presence are established and academic goals can be met.

Required Text: Participants will need to purchase the interactive textbook (digital or paper) titled Stress Management for Teachers A ProActive Guide by Herman and Reinke, ISBN-13: 978-1462517985

20. Unreal Engine Educator Accelerator

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 7/25/2022 to 7/28/2022

Meeting Times: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm daily, in person

Real-time 3D is sweeping through the professional world at a rapid pace, growing 601% faster than the 3D graphics market overall; opening up numerous jobs for students who want to explore new careers in advertising, architecture, films, games, engineering, and more!

The Unreal Educator Accelerator guides teachers to effectively incorporate interactive 3D tools like Unreal Engine, Twinmotion, and Fortnite Creative into their coursework, using a mix of direct instruction, hands-on activities, guest lecturers, and community interaction.

Audience The target audience for this workshop are math, computer science, art and esports educators.

Note: Lunch on your own.

21. Mastery Learning and Grading Reform Program

Program: Hourly Workshops - Dual

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/27/2022 to 4/11/2023

Meeting Times: 7/27 and 7/28/2022, 8:30-3:00; 11/15/2022 and 2/7 and 4/11/2023 8 to 11

Virtual
The Mastery Learning and Grading Reform Community of Practice will include time working with Thomas Guskey, Ph.D. exploring the theory and practice of mastery learning and methods for reframing grading policies and practices. Participants will also have the opportunity to extend the learning and work alongside other school teams and in consultation with CCIU staff on self-selected initiatives to deepen their learning while formulating implementation plans.

Mastery Learning and Grading Reform Institute
Wednesday, July 27, 2022: Differentiating Instruction Through Mastery Learning
Thursday, July 28, 2022: Making Grades Fair, Accurate, Meaningful, and Equitable

Mastery Learning and Grading Reform Community of Practice
Tuesdays, Nov 15, 2022, Feb 7, 2023, and April 11, 2023
Following the Mastery Learning and Grading Reform Institute, teams will participate in three community of practice sessions. These sessions will allow schools to work alongside other school teams and in consultation with Dara Kline and Beth McKee, CCIU Educational Consultants on self-selected initiatives with an emphasis on mastery learning and grading reform.

Participation Options
Act 45 The full experience - includes the sessions with Dr. Guskey, the community of practice and job-embedded work in the form of reflections and documentation of implementation.
Act 48 Al a Carte - allows participants the flexibility to attend the sessions of their choosing. You'll earn credit for the sessions you attend by signing in.

Note
During the enrollment process, indicate your participation option by selecting either Act 48 or Act 45.

Group Pricing Discount
All LEAs that enroll a team of 5 or more receive a $50 per person discounted fee.

Late Cancellation/No-Show Policy: Any registrations that are dropped or no-show after July 13, 2022, will be assessed the full fee.

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22. Beat The Bullying: A Look into Prevention and Intervention

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 8/1/2022 to 8/29/2022

Meeting Times: Online. Self-paced course. Complete modules by due dates.

Online
Beat The Bullying is an online course that will journey through the ongoing issue of bullying in classrooms. It will take an in depth look into the prevention of this growing problem, where teachers can learn many techniques to have a peaceful learning environment. We will analyze successful classroom crafts, projects, surveys, and books that have contributed to the decline of bullying in the classroom. We will also investigate many bullying programs that school districts currently use and evaluate their effectiveness. This course will also analyze intervention techniques to help with current bullies in the classroom. Teachers will analyze state legislation and policies on bullying as well as litigation and legal issues for all school personnel. Participants will establish a classroom Bullying Action Plan based on their grade level, in order to create a peaceful and successful learning environment, where students work together as one with self-confidence and respect for one another.

Required Text Participants must purchase the book "Bullying Prevention and Intervention: Realistic Strategies for Schools" by Susan M. Swearer, Dorothy L. Espelage and Scott A. Napolitano.

23. Global Awareness - Part III (Bishop Shanahan only)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 8/1/2022 to 9/6/2022

Meeting Times: Various hours during the above time frame.

During a five-week period, teachers will partake in a web-based book discussion. Teachers will read the school's required global awareness summer reading assignment which is "The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life", Freedom, And Justice: Anthony Ray Hinton. Teachers will evaluate and analyze the themes of the book in an online forum. On a weekly basis, teachers will discuss and collaborate on best practices for cross-curricular initiatives and the integration of the book's themes into the school community.

24. The Art of Civic Discourse: Using Debate Strategies to Create Meaningful Discussion in the Classroom

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 8/1/2022 to 8/26/2022

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

Online Course
In an increasingly divided world, the need for civil and open discourse is more apparent than ever. It is critically important that students learn how to meaningfully engage while learning how to analyze different perspectives and respectfully respond to dissenting opinions; however, it can be challenging for teachers to do so in a way that preserves a classroom space that remains safe and productive for all.

This four week course aims to help educators create more meaningful conversations by utilizing the tools typically found when preparing for competitive debate. While this course will review the theory and application of each topic within the world of debate, the primary focus is to identify specific strategies that can be used within a variety of classroom settings.

At the end of this course, participants will have a toolbox that they can use when unpacking complex, nuanced and (often) politically charged topics within the classroom. In addition, this course will review strategies for how teachers can build strategies for unpacking bias, exploring identity, and creating authentic engagement opportunities for students.

25. AoP Summer Technology Academy 2022: Reimagining Collaboration, Creativity, and Innovation - virtual option

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 8/18/2022 to 8/19/2022

Meeting Times: 9:00 TO 1:00 - virtual option

The 2022 AoP Summer Technology Academy seeks to support educators in driving meaningful student engagement and deeper learning outcomes through the integration of technology. This two day intensive event allows Archdiocesan educators to participate in professional differentiated learning to explore how technology can be utilized as a resource to deepen their classroom pedagogy. Attendees will participate in opening and closing keynote presentations as well as interactive learning sessions, led by educational professionals. All designed to impart new skills, ideas for implementation, and a sense of excitement!

26. LETRS Part III of IV

Program: LETRS Course

Audience: PA educators who have completed LETRS Parts I and II.

Dates: 8/18/2022 to 12/15/2022

Prerequisites: Only PA educators who have completed LETRS Parts I and II of IV are eligible to participate in this course.

This course is a component of the educator-training program titled: LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) 3rd Edition (Volume 2) (2019), offered by Voyager Sopris Learning, Inc. Online video segments for each session of each unit are used to teach, explain, and offer implementation examples of key ideas directly into the classroom. The course includes online instruction of units 5 and 6 supported by the manuals and twelve hours of face-to-face training. Each unit takes 15-20 hours to complete, including time spent reading the manual, working through the online sessions, and completing the ‘Bridge to Practice' classroom application activities.

Learning will occur as participants explore a full experience with these topics:

-Unit 5: The Mighty Word: Oral Language and Vocabulary

-Unit 6: Digging for Meaning: Understanding Reading Comprehension

Live/synchronous sessions:(held via Zoom)

- Kickoff Session: Thursday, August 18, 2022; 4pm-6pm

- Unit 5: Tues & Thurs, October 11 & 13, 2022; 4pm-7pm

- Unit 6: Tues & Thurs, December 13 & 15, 2022; 4pm-7pm

Asynchronous work:

-Unit 5- August 22 - October 9, 2022

-Unit 6- October 17 - December 11, 2022

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.

View more details here: LETRS

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27. LETRS Part I of IV

Program: LETRS Course

Audience: PA teachers of reading in regular education with inclusive settings or in special education settings, or administrators of teachers of reading. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes and paraprofessionals.

Dates: 8/23/2022 to 1/12/2023

This course is a component of the educator-training program titled: LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) 3rd Edition (Volume 1) (2019), offered by Voyager Sopris Learning, Inc. Online video segments for each session of each unit are used to teach, explain, and offer implementation examples of key ideas directly into the classroom. The course includes online instruction of units 1 and 2 supported by the manuals and twelve hours of face-to-face training. Each unit takes 15-20 hours to complete, including time spent reading the manual, working through the online sessions, and completing the ‘Bridge to Practice' classroom application activities.

Learning will occur as participants explore a full experience with these topics:

-Unit 1: The Challenge of Learning to Read

-Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English

Live/synchronous sessions:(held via Zoom)

- Kickoff Session: Tuesday, August 23, 2022; 4pm-6pm

- Unit 1: Tues & Thurs, October 25 & 27, 2022; 4pm-7pm

- Unit 2: Tues & Thurs, January 10 & 12, 2023; 4pm-7pm

Asynchronous work:

-Unit 1- September 1 - October 24, 2022

-Unit 2- November 1 - January 9, 2023

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.

View more details here: LETRS

#Literacy

28. PREPaRE Training - (Pope John Paul II only)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 8/23/2022

Meeting Times: 8:30 - 3:30

PREPaRE trains school-employed mental health professionals and other educators how to best fill the roles and responsibilities generated by their membership on school crisis response teams. PREPaRE is the only comprehensive, nationally available training curriculum developed by educators (each of whom have firsthand school crisis response experience and formal training) for educators. The curriculum is based on the following assumptions: The skill sets of school-based professionals are best utilized when they are embedded within a multidisciplinary team that engages in crisis prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery. School crisis management is relatively unique and, as such, requires its own model. By virtue of their professional training and job functions, school-employed mental health professionals are best prepared to address the mental health issues associated with school crises.

29. Trauma: Manifestation and Management in the Classroom (Assumption B.V.M ionly)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 8/23/2022

Meeting Times: 8:30 to 10:30

This session will focus on signs of symptoms of trauma and how trauma may manifest in the classroom. Educators will examine their professional experience in identifying ways trauma has shown up in their classroom. Practical neuroscience based prevention and intervention approaches will be identified and discussed.

30. Bullying Prevention ( PJPII only)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 8/24/2022

Meeting Times: 12:00 to 2:30

Bullying remains a long-standing concern in our schools. This interactive session will focus on various aspects of bullying to include prevalence, 4 types of bullying, bullying gender differences, prevention and interventions. The importance of school climate and culture regarding bullying prevention will also be a focus.

31. Esecutive Functiong - SS Philip and James only

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 8/24/2022

Meeting Times: 9:15 to 11:45

Executive function skills help us plan, focus attention, filter distractions, prioritize tasks and manage multiple tasks successfully and set and achieve goals. During this session, we will learn strategies to support our students' development of executive skills by establishing routines, modeling, and creating and maintaining supportive, reliable relationships. The focus of the session will be fostering environments that offer students opportunities to help practice these skills.

32. Ethical and Legal Considerations Associated with the Provisionof School-Based Mental Health Services in Pennsylvania

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: School based mental health clinicians and social workers

Dates: 8/25/2022

Meeting Times: Thursday, August 25, 2022, 8:30 to 11:30 AM

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Facilitated by Allan M. Tepper, J.D., Psy.D.

The provision of school-based mental health services raises a number of clinical, ethical, legal and practical implications. These issues are especially relevant for licensed Pennsylvania mental health professionals who are providing school-based services pursuant to their mental health licenses.

This program shall explore a number of the more common occurrences that arise in such clinical situations. Topics that will be explored will include an overview of the licensing board complaint procedures; treatment of minors in Pennsylvania; confidentiality and the release of records; and boundary issues associated with email correspondence, text messages, and cell phone communications. Active audience participation will be encouraged to address specific ethical concerns and dilemmas.

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.

Bio: About the Facilitator

Cancellation/No-Show Policy: Full fee if dropped after 8/15/22 or no-show day of event.

33. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Tech Integration with The Triple E Framework (St. Patrick School only)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 8/25/2022

Meeting Times: 9:00 to 12:00

This session will focus on how learning can be transformational when learning goals are placed at the forefront and sound pedagogy is paired alongside educational technology. Educators will work collaboratively to explore The Triple E Framework and participate in hands-on activities to evaluate lessons and digital tools for effective integration. Participants will understand how the use of the Triple E framework within the lesson planning process can greatly impact the effectiveness of tech integration to support student learning needs. Teachers will come away with practical strategies and tools for planning meaningful learning experiences that partner research based instructional strategies alongside technology, resulting in lessons that engage, enhance, and extend student learning.

34. Inclusioon and Modifications (St. Norbert School only)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 8/25/2022

Meeting Times: 9:00 to 11:30

This collaborative workshop will offer the opportunity for participants to explore various educational modifications for students with significant complex needs. We will begin with a brief overview of the evolution of educational programs and practices for students with disabilities. Participants will focus on strategies to essentialize key concepts and vocabulary and considerations to support behavioral growth. Also, we will consider roles in establishing a culture of acceptance and equal opportunity in learning.

35. Strategies for Success - Building your Toolbox for Engaging Learners - (SS Simon and Jude only)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 8/31/2022

Meeting Times: 9;00 - 1:00

As educators, you are charged with supporting students and assisting in creating meaningful and engaging activities for students. Instructional strategies matter in how we engage students to become competent in their learning. Learn and explore some tricks of the trade to help make learning meaningful, adapt to the needs of the students and make the most of every teachable moment.

36. EL Leadership Collaborative

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Educators of EL Students

Dates: 9/20/2022

Meeting Times: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: N/A

Kick-start your year by collaborating with other school administrative colleagues concerning Title III, LIEP development and evaluation, assessment and evaluation of district and school EL growth, and other relevant topics.


#EL

37. Gifted Network Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Gifted teachers and administrators and those who work with Gifted students. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes.

Dates: 9/20/2022

Meeting Times: 9/20; 3:30PM - 4:30PM

Virtual
New
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.

The focus of the meeting will be on problems of practice as they relate to Gifted students, services, and paperwork.

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
#Gifted2223

38. Fundations® Level K - A program from the Wilson Language Corporation *Virtual

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 9/21/2022

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

Location: 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

39. Digital Starlab Training - Chester County Non-Public Teachers only!

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 9/22/2022

Meeting Times: 9:00 - 1:00

This workshop is mandatory for non-public teachers to use the digital starlab. In addition to setting up the equipment, the participants will gain a thorough understanding of the Starry Night software.

40. Wilson Reading System Introductory Course * Virtual

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 9/27/2022 to 9/29/2022

Meeting Times: 8:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Location: Virtual

This course provides participants with an overview of the Wilson Reading System® (WRS) 4th Edition curriculum and serves as the prerequisite for WRS Level I Certification. Over three days, this course examines how WRS addresses the teaching of phonemic awareness, word identification, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension through an integrated study of phonology, morphology, and orthography with students in grade two and above with persistent phonological coding deficits.

Participants learn about reading research, dyslexia, appropriate student identification and placement, program implementation, progress monitoring, scheduling, and creating a successful learning environment. Principles of language structure and how to teach language with direct, multisensory methods are demonstrated and practiced during the course. Participants explore the standard 10-part Wilson Lesson Plan and practice planning and delivering a lesson while receiving modeling and feedback from a Wilson® Credentialed Trainer during the course.

A minimum of 10 participants are needed to enroll in Wilson's Level 1 Certification program in the 2022-23 school year for this workshop to run.

Course Objectives
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Define dyslexia and describe common characteristics.
- Explain the process of identifying appropriate students and placing them in the Wilson Reading System.
- Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential and cumulative, engaging multiple learning modalities with multisensory techniques, repetition, and feedback.
- Create an optimal learning environment, prepare a lesson plan, and practice techniques.

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.

41. EL Educators Network Council Quarterly Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Educators of EL Students

Dates: 9/29/2022

Meeting Times: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: 305

This group is for all educators working with multilingual students. Professional development, collaboration with colleagues and PDE updates will be featured at these meetings.

Quarterly Meetings will be held virtually from 2:00-3:30 PM:
September 29,2022
December 6, 2022
February 15, 2023
May 10, 2023

English Language Consortium
#EL

42. Fundations® Level 1 - A program from the Wilson Language Corporation * Virtual

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 9/30/2022

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

Location: 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

43. Transition Focus: Student-Led IEPs

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 10/10/2022 to 12/5/2022

Meeting Times: 3PM-4PM. Dates: October 10th, November 14th, December 5thThis will be a virtual training series. All registered participants will receive a link prior to the start of the training.

During this three-part series, participants will identify what special education case mangers need to know and do in order to start and sustain a student-led IEP process in their school communities.

44. RENEW

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 10/11/2022 to 11/17/2022

Meeting Times: This training will take place from 8AM-3PM on October 11th and October 18th and from 8AM-11AM on November 17th. It is an in-person training being held at the Boot Road campus of the CCIU. Participants who register at least two weeks prior to October

RENEW is a structured school-to-career transition planning and individualized wraparound process for youth with emotional and behavioral challenges. The model focuses on supporting each youth to design and pursue a plan for the transition from school to adult life. RENEW has substantially increased the high school completion, employment, and post-secondary education participation rates among our most vulnerable youth. This 2.5 day training is designed to develop educators that can facilitate the RENEW process with at-risk youth in their school buildings.

45. Unlocking English Learners' Potential: Strategies for Making Content Accessible

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Educators of EL Students

Dates: 10/12/2022

Meeting Times: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: N/A

In this virtual workshop, Dr. Sydney Snyder provides an overview of key topics of her book Unlocking English Learners' Potential and discusses the urgent need for the implementation of EL strategies. Participants will have an opportunity to explore guiding principles around educating ELs as well as the research that undergirds the strategies shared in the book. District teams of EL teachers and classroom/content teachers are highly encouraged to attend this series together allowing them to collectively explore ways to support their multilingual learners.

This will be the kick-off to a year-long, community-of-practice experience that will equip educators with scaffolded support and practical resources to enhance the instruction of their multilingual learners.
#EL

46. Fundations® Level 2 - A program from the Wilson Language Corporation * Virtual

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description, Grades 2-3 Educators

Dates: 10/14/2022

Meeting Times: 10/14/2022; 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Location: 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. This workshop builds on the basic skills that were learned in Kindergarten and Level 1 and progresses further into the study of word structure.

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.

Lunch is on your own.

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

47. Gifted Network Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Gifted teachers and administrators and those who work with Gifted students. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes.

Dates: 10/25/2022

Meeting Times: 10/25; 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual
New
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.

The focus of the meeting will be on problems of practice as they relate to Gifted students, services, and paperwork.

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
#Gifted2223

48. Transition Council

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 10/26/2022

Meeting Times: 9AM-11AM This meeting will be held virtually. Registered participants will receive a link to attend prior to the meeting date.

A recurring workshop to support transition for Chester County special education students. Guest speakers and Training and Consulting staff will provide the latest updates and developments in the field of transition services.

49. UDL Principles for Principals and School Leaders | Principal Study Council 2022-2023, Act 45 Program

Program: Hourly Workshops - Dual

Audience: See Description

Dates: 10/27/2022 to 3/30/2023

Meeting Times: See description

This four-part professional learning series supports instructional leaders as they design learning environments that represent the uniqueness of both staff and students in their schools. Designed as a professional learning community experience, participants will engage in ways to eliminate barriers to learning and create spaces where all feel valued, appreciated and accepted.

All participants receive a copy of the book "UDL Playbook for School and District Leaders" published August 11, 2021, by Mike Woodlock, Katie Novak

Schedule:
Day 1: October 27, 2022
8:30 to 11:30 AM
UDL Playbook: Serving as an Instructional Leader with Mike Woodlock, Novak Educational Consultant
12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Elementary, Secondary & Other Administrators Breakout Discussions and Networking

Day 2: December 14, 2022
8:30 to 11:30 AM
UDL & Data practices, Dara Kline, CCIU Educational Consultant
12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Elementary, Secondary & Other Administrators Breakout Discussions and Networking

Day 3: February 2, 2023
8:30 to 11:30 AM
Educational Technology Considerations for Implementing UDL, Jessica Hull and Erim Cummings, CCIU Educational Consultants
12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Elementary, Secondary & Other Administrators Breakout Discussions and Networking

Day 4: March 30, 2023
8:30 to 11:30AM
Leading Culturally Responsive Practices in Your School, Mirko Chardin, Novak Educational Consultant
12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Elementary, Secondary & Other Administrators Breakout Discussions and Networking

Pending approval for 40 Act 45 PIL hours

Act 45 participants will be held accountable for a job-embedded culminating project.

Cancellation/No-Show Policy: Full fee if dropped after 10/17/22 or no-show day of event.

#leadership

50. Countywide- EL Offering Supporting SLIFE, Newcomers and Refugee Students and Families

Program: Countywide Inservice

Audience: Educators of EL Students

Dates: 11/8/2022

Meeting Times: Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 8 AM to 3 PM

Location: N/A

Supporting SLIFE, newcomer, and refugee students and their families requires understanding their cultural values, building strong relationships, and discovering students' assets in order to help them effectively navigate the school system. In this professional learning session participants will: (1) Become familiarized with a framework for analyzing cultural values and discuss their implications within the school, (2) Discuss ways in which to foster and deepen relationships with students and families, (3) Gain exposure to models for discovering our students' assets and discuss ways in which to build on these assets to ensure academic success, and (4) Collaborate on ways to build understanding of ELs among the school community.

#EL

51. Gifted Network Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Gifted teachers and administrators and those who work with Gifted students. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes.

Dates: 11/29/2022

Meeting Times: 11/29; 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual
New
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.

The focus of the meeting will be on problems of practice as they relate to Gifted students, services, and paperwork.

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
#Gifted2223

52. EL Educators Network Council Quarterly Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Educators of EL Students

Dates: 12/6/2022

Meeting Times: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: 305

This group is for all educators working with multilingual students. Professional development, collaboration with colleagues and PDE updates will be featured at these meetings.

Quarterly Meetings will be held virtually from 2:00-3:30 PM:
September 29,2022
December 6, 2022
February 15, 2023
May 10, 2023

English Language Consortium
#EL

53. Intro to UDL: One-Size-Fits-All Fits No One

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 teachers, coaches and specialists.

Dates: 12/6/2022

Meeting Times: Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 8:30 to 11:30 AM

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Facilitated by Katie Novak

For centuries, schools worked well for those students who arrived ready to learn. When students struggled, they were often labeled as disabled - yet research is now clear that it's not students, but our systems, that are disabled. Inclusive practices challenge education systems of the past by embracing student variability and eliminating barriers to learning.

In this session, we will explore Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a framework for inclusive education that empowers all students to become expert learners who are purposeful & motivated, resourceful & knowledgeable, and strategic & goal-directed, regardless of their variability.



Cancellation/No-Show Policy: Full fee if dropped after 11/28/22 or no-show day of event.

54. Gifted Network Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Gifted teachers and administrators and those who work with Gifted students. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes.

Dates: 12/13/2022

Meeting Times: 12/13; 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual
New
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.

The focus of the meeting will be on problems of practice as they relate to Gifted students, services, and paperwork.

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
#Gifted2223

55. Check-in with the Author: Unlocking English Learners' Potential

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Educators of EL Students

Dates: 12/14/2022

Meeting Times: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: N/A

In this virtual presentation, Dr. Sydney Snyder will rejoin us to take a deeper dive on instructional practices for multilingual learners presented in her book Unlocking English Learners' Potential. In addition, participants will continue to apply relevant tools and strategies to support ELs in their context.

#EL

56. LETRS Part IV of IV

Program: LETRS Course

Audience: Only PA educators who have completed LETRS Parts I through III.

Dates: 12/19/2022 to 3/30/2023

Prerequisites: Only PA educators who have completed LETRS Parts I through III of IV are eligible to participate in this course.

This course is a component of the educator-training program titled: LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) 3rd Edition (Volume 2) (2019), offered by Voyager Sopris Learning, Inc. Online video segments for each session of each unit are used to teach, explain, and offer implementation examples of key ideas directly into the classroom. The course includes online instruction of units 7 and 8 supported by the manuals and twelve hours of face-to-face training. Each unit takes 15-20 hours to complete, including time spent reading the manual, working through the online sessions, and completing the ‘Bridge to Practice' classroom application activities.

Learning will occur as participants explore a full experience with these topics:

-Unit 7: Text-Driven Comprehension Instruction

-Unit 8: The Reading-Writing Connection

Live/synchronous sessions:

4pm-7pm

-Unit 7: Tues & Thurs, February 7 & 9, 2023; 4pm-7pm

-Unit 8: Tues & Thurs, March 28 &30, 2023; 4pm-7pm

Asynchronous work:

-Unit 7- December 19, 2022- February 5, 2023

-Unit 8- February 13 - March 29, 2023

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.

View more details here: LETRS

#Literacy

57. Unlocking English Learners' Potential Community-of-Practice Collaborative

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Educators of EL Students

Dates: 1/10/2023

Meeting Times: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: N/A

In this virtual presentation, the focus will continue on Instructional Practice.

#EL

58. Gifted Network Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Gifted teachers and administrators and those who work with Gifted students. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes.

Dates: 1/24/2023

Meeting Times: 1/24; 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual
New
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.

The focus of the meeting will be on problems of practice as they relate to Gifted students, services, and paperwork.

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
#Gifted2223

59. EL Educators Network Council Quarterly Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Educators of EL Students

Dates: 2/15/2023

Meeting Times: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: 305

This group is for all educators working with multilingual students. Professional development, collaboration with colleagues and PDE updates will be featured at these meetings.

Quarterly Meetings will be held virtually from 2:00-3:30 PM:
September 29,2022
December 6, 2022
February 15, 2023
May 10, 2023

English Language Consortium
#EL

60. Transition Council

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 2/15/2023

Meeting Times: 9AM-11AM This meeting will be held virtually. Registered participants will receive a link prior to the start of the meeting.

A recurring workshop to support transition for Chester County special education students. Guest speakers and Training and Consulting staff will provide the latest updates and developments in the field of transition services.

61. Gifted Network Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Gifted teachers and administrators and those who work with Gifted students. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes.

Dates: 2/28/2023

Meeting Times: 2/28; 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual
New
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.

The focus of the meeting will be on problems of practice as they relate to Gifted students, services, and paperwork.

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
#Gifted2223

62. Translanguaging in English Learner

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Educators of EL Students

Dates: 3/15/2023

Meeting Times: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: N/A

Translanguaging, the use of more than one language to communicate and understand the world, is a common practice among English Learners. This session will address ways educators can use translanguaging to create spaces for their multilingual students

#EL

63. Gifted Network Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Gifted teachers and administrators and those who work with Gifted students. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes.

Dates: 3/28/2023

Meeting Times: 3/28; 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual
New
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.

The focus of the meeting will be on problems of practice as they relate to Gifted students, services, and paperwork.

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
#Gifted2223

64. Gifted Network Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Gifted teachers and administrators and those who work with Gifted students. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes.

Dates: 4/18/2023

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

Virtual
New
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.

The focus of the meeting will be on problems of practice as they relate to Gifted students, services, and paperwork.

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
#Gifted2223

65. Transition Council

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 5/3/2023

Meeting Times: 9AM-11AM This meeting will be held virtually. Registered participants will receive a link prior to the start of the meeting.

A recurring workshop to support transition for Chester County special education students. Guest speakers and Training and Consulting staff will provide the latest updates and developments in the field of transition services.

66. Gifted Network Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Gifted teachers and administrators and those who work with Gifted students. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes.

Dates: 5/9/2023

Meeting Times: 5/9; 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual
New
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.

The focus of the meeting will be on problems of practice as they relate to Gifted students, services, and paperwork.

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
#Gifted2223

67. EL Educators Network Council Quarterly Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Educators of EL Students

Dates: 5/10/2023

Meeting Times: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: N/A

This group is for all educators working with multilingual students. Professional development, collaboration with colleagues and PDE updates will be featured at these meetings.

Quarterly Meetings will be held virtually from 2:00-3:30 PM:
September 29,2022
December 6, 2022
February 15, 2023
May 10, 2023

English Language Consortium
#EL