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1. Mindfulness for Educators and Their Students

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 4/12/2021 to 5/23/2021

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

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

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.

2. Social Emotional Needs of Gifted & 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: 4/12/2021 to 5/10/2021

Meeting Times: 4/12 - 5/10;

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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.

Participants will have four weeks to complete all activities and assignments. You will receive an invitation to join the course on April 12, 2021. If you do not receive the course invitation, please contact Patricia Binkley at patriciab@cciu.org.

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3. Creating an Inclusive School Culture

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 4/13/2021

Meeting Times: Tuesday, April 13, 2021; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and Wednesday May 12, 2021; 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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This series offers educators two half-day workshops exploring strategies for creating an inclusive school culture

Trauma-Informed Interventions Integrated into the Classrooms
Facilitated by Brian McGinley

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 9 AM to 12 PM
This interactive session explores the impact of trauma on student neurobiology, social, emotional, and cognitive functioning and how this manifests in the school and classroom behaviorally and academically. Tolerable stress, toxic stress, and trauma will be examined as well as resilience and post-traumatic growth. Risk factors and protective factors will be explored as they relate to students and their experience of trauma and resilience. Addressing classroom behaviors related to fight, flight, or freeze through a brain-based and trauma-informed lens will be utilized to move to a practical application of the information.

Supporting Transgender and Gender Diverse Students & School Personnel
Facilitated by Cynthia Boyd from Watershed Counseling and Consultation Services

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 9 AM to 11 AM
An introduction for school personnel to foundational information, terminology, and understanding of Gender Diverse and Transgender students so that they may work toward creating and maintaining a welcoming and supportive environment for students and personnel in the school community. After April 7, 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.

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4. Newsela Certified Educator Cohort: Grow Your Toolkit Using Newsela to Empower Students

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 4/13/2021 to 5/4/2021

Meeting Times: 4/13/2021; 3:00 P.M. -4:00 P.M., 4/20/2021; 3:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M., 5/4/2021; 4:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.

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In partnership with Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU), Newsela will host a FREE workshop available to all educators in CCIU member districts to become a Newsela Certified Educator. The Newsela Certified Educator Program will guide educators through a series of virtual workshops and self-paced, asynchronous work to learn how best to use the platform to make reading personalized, engaging and powerful for all students.

A Zoom kickoff session will be held with Newsela on April 13 from 4-5pm. Participants will then complete 3 hours of asynchronous activities prior to a Zoom wrap-up session on May 4 from 4-5pm. An optional coaching session will be held over Zoom on April 20 from 3-4pm.

Attendees will:
-Learn how to integrate PA core standards with Newsela texts and resources
-Apply this learning in several lessons within a 4-week span
-Reflect with Instructional Coach and Newsela consultant on outcomes
-AND Upon Completion: Receive FREE access to Newsela premium features for 3 months to utilize in your classrooms!

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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5. PBIS: SWIS - Focus on Drill Down/ Analysis

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 4/13/2021

Meeting Times: 4/13; 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

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

6. 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: 4/13/2021

Meeting Times: 4/13; 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

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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
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7. Adaptations to Support Meaningful Engagement, for Early Childhood Educators (K.2.9 C2)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 4/14/2021

Meeting Times: 04/14; 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM, Sign-in begins at 3:15 PM

Location: Hub A&B

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This interactive workshop will provide a brief overview of the evolution of educational programs and practices for students with disabilities and the impact inclusive practices can have on students, schools and communities. Participants will then explore research behind Universal Design for Learning and strategies to support student engagement by breaking through barriers. They will have an opportunity to explore and discuss various educational modifications and accommodations to implement with 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.

8. 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: 4/16/2021

Meeting Times: 4/16/21; 8:00 A.M. -10:00 A.M.

Location: 304&305

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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.

9. Gifted Administrator Network Meeting #3

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Building and District Level Administrators

Dates: 4/20/2021

Meeting Times: 4/20; 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Virtual
Online learning has presented a number of challenges to students and administrators alike; particularly in identifying and supporting gifted students. Join gifted administrators across Chester County as we address concerns, share resources, and collaborate during these unprecedented times.

Virtual meeting link will be sent out to registered participants the day before the meeting.

If you do not receive this email please contact Tricia Binkley at patriciab@cciu.org

#CCIUinnovates
#Gifted2021

10. Strategies for Maximizing Success for English Learners

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 4/20/2021

Meeting Times: 4/20/21; 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: 304/305

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Strategies for Maximizing Success for English Learners This session will provide classroom and content teachers with an understanding of the process of language acquisition. The focus will be on utilizing strategies and scaffolds to meet the needs of English Learners at their language development level.

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: all educators of English Learners, specifically classroom and content teachers, math and reading specialists, instructional coaches, and administrators.

#EL

11. Career Readiness Bootcamp

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Administrators, K-12 educators, counselors, instructional coaches, instructional technology, special education teachers and administrators.

Dates: 4/22/2021

Meeting Times: 4/22; 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Join fellow educators in exploring and integrating the Career Education and Work (CEW) standards into classrooms. Discover opportunities for Teacher in the Workplace activities, build connections with local business and industry and develop an action plan to align classrooms with the workforce.

Training will include the following:

Career Readiness and Workforce in PA (Career Education and Work Standards)
Industry-Based Learning
Stakeholder and Workforce Alignment
Supporting Resources

It is recommended that District training teams include a minimum of three and no more than ten K-12 educators. Educators should cover a range of services such as teachers, counselors, career ready coordinators and more. The lead team member should be a building principal or assistant principal. With an emphasis on classroom alignment to workforce needs, team composition should include teachers from both elementary and secondary.

The goal of this training is the development of an action plan that utilizes stakeholder and workforce partnerships to expand the classroom to career connections and build school wide momentum for career readiness. Team members will be poised to provide support in the implementation of the action plan.

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
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12. Gather and Grow, for Early Childhood Educators (K2.2.C2)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 4/22/2021

Meeting Times: 04/22/21, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM; Sign-in begins at 3:30 PM

Virtual
Gather and Grow is a unique, one-of-a-kind professional learning opportunity where educators have the opportunity to work together to generate new ideas and brainstorm solutions to complex classroom and instruction questions. This session will offer a book tasting to learn about new children's literature titles and the opportunity to collaborate and connect with other early childhood educators.

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 pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

13. Gifted Network Meeting #3

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: 4/22/2021

Meeting Times: 4/22; 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 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 3rd 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

14. Increasing Student Achievement Through Instructional Games and Manipulatives (Totally Online )

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 4/26/2021 to 5/10/2021

Meeting Times: Online

Online Course
This course will be devoted to addressing the PA Academic Standards and assisting K-12 teachers in motivating and stimulating learning along with aiding in the retention of basic skills. Research, methods, techniques, demonstration, simulation, modeling, creating lessons, and the development of projects in a laboratory-type setting will be employed to assist teachers in both understanding ways to utilize instructional games along with creating artifacts that can be used in small or large group situations. Participants will develop and share several lessons with specific techniques presented in class incorporated. A $35 materials' fee is include in the registration fee. IU or College credits. Class is totally online with students completing the work on their schedule.

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.

15. Social Studies Professional Learning Network

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 educators, administrators, curriculum directors This event is not relevant for non-teaching professionals or day-to-day substitutes.

Dates: 4/27/2021

Meeting Times: April 27, 2021 3-4pm

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This networking event continues the learning and networking opportunities for Social Studies and Social Sciences educators. This professional learning series is intended to bring educators together to discuss problems of practice as well as current events pertaining to racial and social justice and governance. This meeting will allocate opportunities for open dialogue and networking among the participants to enable educators to generate curriculum and instructional ideas and support from one another.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences in pictures and/or 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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16. Cybersecurity in Educational Institutions: Empowering Others to Not be a Victim

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: School-based tech staff and teacher leaders statewide

Dates: 4/28/2021

Meeting Times: Wednesday, April 28, 2021; 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Facilitated by Jim Lukens, CCIU Systems Administrator and Kammas Kersch, Educational Innovation Specialist

This professional learning session takes a closer look at how vulnerable end-users have become during the pandemic to cybersecurity threats. This session provides technology staff and tech educators in schools with a road map for helping end-users on how they play a role in keeping their devices and the school's network safe. Attendees can expect to gain valuable insight in supporting their educational community in cybersecurity best practices to mitigate future problems.

Jim Lukens has decades of experience in enterprise monitoring, automation, security, server administration, and OS deployment. He has developed and maintained a number of monitoring/alerting systems in large corporate IT networks. Jim is a CompTIA Security+ certified professional with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Penn State University.

Kammas Kersch began her career teaching high school chemistry and computer science and after earning her Masters in Educational technology from the University of Delaware, she supported her colleagues as a tech coach. Kammas is an Apple Distinguished Educator and regularly presents at regional, national, and international conferences including NSTA, CSTA, ISTE, and PETE&C. Kammas is currently serving as the lead for the Pennsylvania Scholastic Esports League and the President of the Computer Science Teachers Association of Delaware.

After April 21, 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.
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17. Math Network Meeting #3

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 4/29/2021

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

18. A Deeper Look into Grading and Reporting for Mastery Learning, Act 45

Program: Online Act 45 Programs

Audience: See Description

Dates: 5/1/2021 to 8/31/2021

Meeting Times: Online

***Enroll and start program May 1, 2021***

Administrators and Supervisors

This program is fully online, self-paced with limited facilitation.


Description: The goal of this course is to increase academic achievement by creating grading practices and protocols that best reflect mastery learning and what students know and are able to do while also finding ways to effectively and accurately articulate student outcomes to all stakeholders. The effectiveness of this integration and its impact on student academic achievement is well researched and documented. Educational Administrators and Teacher Leaders will experience, learn, and explicitly implement mastery learning and best grading and reporting practices into their school buildings and districts.

- Earn 40 Act 45 hours

Key Details
- After completing this registration step, participants will receive a link to access the coursework.
- Enrollment for this program will be open through June 1, 2021
- All work for this program must be completed by August 31, 2021

Drop policy Course fee is non-refundable once coursework has begun.

19. Creating an Equitable Culture of Leadership, Act 45

Program: Online Act 45 Programs

Audience: See Description

Dates: 5/1/2021 to 8/31/2021

Meeting Times: Online

***Enroll and start program May 1, 2021***

Administrators and Supervisors

This program is fully online, self-paced with limited facilitation.


Required Text: Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead ISBN-13 : 978-0385349949

Participants will: Read and reflect on the Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead text, explore the critical elements of bias in the workplace, culturally responsive practices, effective leadership styles, and strategies for effective work and life balance, examine their organization's leadership approaches and apply the information learned creating a personal leadership action plan.

Completion requirements: Create a personal leadership action plan that demonstrates achievement of the identified leadership standards..

Description: This course is designed to provide school leaders with the understanding that a school culture of equity is one that begins with a diverse leadership team that fosters their own roles as school leaders and provides support for each other in a manner that positively contributes to school culture and serves the diversity of its student body leading to academic and social growth and development for all. Through the course content, leaders will explore ways to improve a diverse school leadership team enhances both school climate, culture, equity, and student academic achievement equally.
- Earn 40 Act 45 hours

Key Details
- After completing this registration step, participants will receive a link to access the coursework.
- Enrollment for this program will be open through June 1, 2021
- All work for this program must be completed by August 31, 2021

Drop policy Course fee is non-refundable once coursework has begun.

20. Cultivating Critical Wellness and Combatting Toxic Stress to Transform Schools, Act 45

Program: Online Act 45 Programs

Audience: See Description

Dates: 5/1/2021 to 8/31/2021

Meeting Times: Online

***Enroll and start program May 1, 2021***

Administrators and Supervisors

This program is fully online, self-paced with limited facilitation.


Required Text: All Students Must Thrive: Transforming Schools to Combat Toxic Stressors and Cultivate Critical Wellness ISBN-13 : 978-1328027047

Description: This program is fully online, self-paced with limited facilitation. This course is designed to provide the school leader with the understanding that a school culture of equity is one where educators create a classroom, school, and system where excellence is achieved for every student, no matter who that student is or where that student comes from.

The major ideas of the course are:
- In a school culture of equity, diversity becomes the norm, not the exception, and excellence becomes the norm for all, not the exception for a few.
- No matter how different and diverse the individual's background and characteristics might be, the equitable school culture embraces the uniqueness, strengths, and challenges of the student and provides equitable support, understanding, expectations, and encouragement to succeed.
- Equity can only occur in a culture where it is safe for adults and students alike to take risks, stretch, learn, and authentically engage day in, day out. In a school where this is possible, faculty hold themselves to the highest expectations and professional responsibility, while doing what is necessary to understand themselves and their students racially and culturally.

- Earn 40 Act 45 hours

Key Details
- After completing this registration step, participants will receive a link to access the coursework.
- Enrollment for this program will be open through June 1, 2021
- All work for this program must be completed by August 31, 2021

Drop policy Course fee is non-refundable once coursework has begun.

21. Curriculum Best Practices: Quality Curriculum Alignment and Assessment, Act 45

Program: Online Act 45 Programs

Audience: See Description

Dates: 5/1/2021 to 8/31/2021

Meeting Times: Online

***Enroll and start program May 1, 2021***

Administrators and Supervisors

This program is fully online, self-paced with limited facilitation.


Required Text: Ensuring High Quality Curriculum, ISBN-13: 978-1416622796

Participants will: Read and reflect on the Ensuring High Quality Curriculum text, explore the critical elements of a curriculum map, examine their organization's existing curriculum documents through the lens of the intended (written) curriculum, the enacted (taught) curriculum, and the assessed curriculum and apply the information learned creating a curriculum management plan.

Completion requirements: Create a curriculum management plan for your school or district that demonstrates achievement of the identified leadership standards.

Description: The goal of the Curriculum Best Practices: Quality Curriculum Alignment and Assessment course is to increase academic achievement by examining curriculum mapping and maintenance practices through the lens of the intended (written) curriculum, the enacted (taught) curriculum, and the assessed curriculum. The effectiveness of this integration and its impact on student academic achievement is well researched and documented. Educational Administrators and Teacher Leaders will experience, learn, and explicitly implement best curriculum practices into their school buildings and school districts.
- Earn 40 Act 45 hours

Key Details
- After completing this registration step, participants will receive a link to access the coursework.
- Enrollment for this program will be open through June 1, 2021
- All work for this program must be completed by August 31, 2021

Drop policy Course fee is non-refundable once coursework has begun.

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

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 5/1/2021 to 5/31/2021

Meeting Times: Online

Online Course
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.

23. The Danielson Framework for Teaching, The Calibration of Observation Skills, Act 45

Program: Online Act 45 Programs

Audience: See Description

Dates: 5/1/2021 to 8/31/2021

Meeting Times: Online

***Enroll and start program May 1, 2021***

Administrators and Supervisors

This program is fully online, self-paced with limited facilitation.


Required Video Series: Enhancing Professional Practice Videos Series at the elementary, middle school or high school level.
The videos may be purchased and streamed from ACSD: http://www.ascd.org/professional-development/videos/enhancing-professional-practice-dvds.aspx

Participants will: Increase leadership ability to accurately and effectively observe and evaluate teachers using the Danielson Framework for Teaching, which is required per Act 82 of 2012.

Description: The Framework for Teaching: Calibration of Observation Skills will include an overview of the Framework for Teaching, building a fair, accurate, reliable, and purposeful system for assuring quality and advancing practice. This course will build on participants' knowledge of The Danielson Framework and apply it to developing skills around a collaborative observation process.

Completion Requirements: Create a personal leadership action plan that demonstrates achievement of the identified leadership standards.
- Earn 30 Act 45 hours

Key Details
- After completing this registration step, participants will receive a link to access the coursework.
- Enrollment for this program will be open through June 1, 2021
- All work for this program must be completed by August 31, 2021

Drop policy Course fee is non-refundable once coursework has begun.

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

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 5/1/2021 to 5/31/2021

Meeting Times: Online

Online Course
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.

25. Differentiating Mathematics

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 5/4/2021

Meeting Times: 5/4/21; 8:00-3:00 if held at CCIU, 8:00-11:30 if held virtually

Virtual
During this interactive workshop, participants will receive a brief overview of the core components of mathematics instruction. Participants will have an opportunity to explore hands-on activity options with modified lesson ideas and collaborate on differentiated lesson plans to maximize access to Mathematics for students supported in low incidence programs.

Target 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.

#Math2021

26. EL Leadership Council Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: EL Administrators, Teachers, Title III Coordinators

Dates: 5/4/2021

Meeting Times: 5/4; 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

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27. 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: 5/4/2021

Meeting Times: 5/4/21; 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.

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.

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28. Prototyping and App Design

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 5/4/2021 to 5/18/2021

Meeting Times: 5/4 through 5/18; 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 asynchronous learning. You will be given access to this professional learning through Canvas on May 4, 2021 to begin your asynchronous learning. You will have until May 18, 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

29. School Safety: Best Practices in Pennsylvania Threat Assessment

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description above for details

Dates: 5/5/2021

Meeting Times: Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 8:30am to 3:00pm

Location: Zoom

Virtual Workshop
Wait List
Facilitated by Terri A. Erbacher, Ph.D.

Pennsylvania Act 18 requires all school entities to have threat assessment teams by the Fall of 2021. Threat assessment requires both the assessment of - and intervention with - students who may present as a threat to others. Thus, threat assessment must be an integral part of a system that fosters a safe, supportive, and effective school environment, characterized by trust between students and adults, respect for others, parent involvement, and collaboration between school and community. Pennsylvania requires that threat assessment procedures be in place that are fair and ensure equitable practices.

This full-day virtual training will provide school-based teams a valuable opportunity to:
- learn how to identify students at risk for a variety of mental health problems
- assess various level of threats
- plan for safety when needed and return students to appropriate learning environments.

Participation in this program will help participants:
1. Understand the rationale for school-based threat assessment
2. Develop procedures for their own districts and schools to assess threats of violence according to Pennsylvania Act 18 requirements
3. Implement research-based practices related to assessment and intervention of youth at risk for violence
4. Consider practical issues in the development of school threat assessment teams

LEAs are invited to register a team of three per school. Each team shall include individuals with expertise in - School health
- Counseling, school psychology, or social work
- Special education
- School administration
- The school safety and security coordinator appointed under section 1309-B

Cancellation/No Show Policy: Full fee if dropped after 04/27/2021 or no show day of the event.

#SchoolSafety

30. Chester County Curriculum Directors Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Curriculum Directors and Coordinators

Dates: 5/6/2021

Meeting Times: Thursday, May 6, 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.

31. Behavioral Activation Strategies for Helping Kids to Cope in the School Setting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Clinicians, Licensed Professional Counselors

Dates: 5/18/2021

Meeting Times: Tuesday, May 18, 2021; 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Facilitated by Katherine Dahlsgaard, Ph.D. Board Certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology.

Although there are several therapies deemed Well Established for depression by the research literature, Behavioral Activation (BA) strategies are oft-overlooked and underutilized. Behavioral Activation (BA) is a contemporary third-wave approach considered more straightforward and cost-effective than traditional CBT. BA focuses on coaching patients to become strategically more active in ways that have value, meaning, and joy to them. That increasing, meaningful engagement creates an upward spiral of rising contact with positive reinforcement and self-knowledge, which in turn improves mood and quality of life.

This workshop will:
- review the scientific evidence for BA, including the purported effect of improved reward pathways on the developing brain.
- describe the typical course of treatment and specific BA strategies.
- discuss case examples and provide active opportunities for experiential learning.

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.

After May 10, 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.

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 5/18/2021

Meeting Times: 5/18/21; 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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

33. ULS/N2Y Professional Learning Community Meeting - By Invitation Only

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 5/18/2021

Meeting Times: 5/18/2021; 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual Workshop
A monthly virtual meeting for teachers/administrators using News2You and Unique Learning System to share successes and challenges, collaborate with others, have focused conversation on a program topic, and to grow in knowledge of how to use these rich resources to support student success.

34. Helping the Early Childhood Student Lead a Whole Hearted Life, for Early Childhood Educators (K1.1 C2)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 5/19/2021

Meeting Times: 05/19/21; 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Sign-in begins at 3:30 PM

We want our students to know and understand themselves and others, and to grow into whole-hearted adults who can handle the challenges of life with resilience. Come to this session to learn about the ten Guideposts that Brene Brown, researcher and storyteller, has discovered to living a whole-hearted life, to think about those Guideposts in relation to your own life, and to talk about ways we can support and develop those Guideposts in our early childhood students.

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.

35. Computer Science Network Meeting #3

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: 5/20/2021

Meeting Times: 5/20; 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

36. Introduction to SWIS- CICO

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 5/20/2021

Meeting Times: 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

For Chester County PBIS teams working with a PBIS Facilitator: This session will provide a brief tutorial for utilizing the SWIS-CICO application. The first half will be content, followed by Q&A.

37. Learning AR/VR for the Online Classroom

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 5/20/2021 to 6/3/2021

Meeting Times: 5/20 through 6/3 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 on May 20, 2021 to begin your asynchronous learning. You will have until June 3, 2021 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

38. Best Practices for Connectivity, Bandwidth Optimization and Customer Support

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: school-based tech staff and teacher leaders statewide

Dates: 5/26/2021

Meeting Times: Wednesday, May 26, 2021; 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Facilitated by Buddy Downs, CCIU Infrastructure Engineer and Kammas Kersch, CCIU Educational Innovation Specialist

Looking for strategies to provide technical support for educators in your community? Join us for a session designed for technical staff in schools to support their communities in best practices for connectivity and bandwidth optimization. The session will feature discussions of common tickets, bandwidth concerns from teachers and how to address them, and attendee submitted FAQs. Participants will leave with increased confidence in communicating best practices for these technical concerns.

After May 19, 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.
#techpl

39. Gifted Administrator Network Meeting #4

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Building and District Level Administrators

Dates: 5/27/2021

Meeting Times: 5/27; 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Virtual
Online learning has presented a number of challenges to students and administrators alike; particularly in identifying and supporting gifted students. Join gifted administrators across Chester County as we address concerns, share resources, and collaborate during these unprecedented times.

Virtual meeting link will be sent out to registered participants the day before the meeting.

If you do not receive this email please contact Tricia Binkley at patriciab@cciu.org

#CCIUinnovates
#Gifted2021

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

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 6/2/2021 to 6/30/2021

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

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

41. Computer Science K-8 Pathway

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 6/16/2021 to 6/30/2021

Meeting Times: 6/16, 6/21, 6/23, 6/28, 6/30

The CSinPA K-8 Virtual Computer Science (CS) Pathway supports all K-8 educators involved with computer science instruction, whether you are a CS teacher, club leader or educator working to integrate CS concepts and practices into your content-area instruction. Participants will engage with a variety of hands-on learning experiences designed to increase your knowledge and confidence in computer science. Through the Pathway, participants will be prepared to introduce students to the critical thinking and career opportunities computer science provides. The Pathway is a robust experience across 8 learning modules where participants set goals for expanding CS access for students and develop and share artifacts to demonstrate progress towards their goals.

This pathway is fully virtual and includes activities that are synchronous and asynchronous across the 8 modules.

Kick Off: June 16 1-2PM
Modules A & B Wrap Up June 21: 1-1:30pm
Modules C & D Wrap Up June 23: 1-2pm
Modules E & F Wrap Up June 28: 1-2pm
Modules G & H Wrap Up June 30: 1-2pm

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.

#CCIUInovates
#STEM2021
#CCIUSTEM
#CompSci2021

42. Literacy Conference | The Science of Reading, The Role of the Reading Rope

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Regular and special classroom teachers, literacy coaches, reading specialists, literacy coordinators/supervisors.

Dates: 6/22/2021

Meeting Times: Tuesday, June 22, 2021; 9:00am - 3:00pm (sign-in 8:45am)

Location: Great Hall

Virtual
Facilitated by Nancy Hennessy and Judi Dodson

The Literacy Conference is offered in collaboration with Immaculata University

Decades of research have surfaced critical understandings related to reading, its development and best practices. Hollis Scarborough's Reading Rope provides a powerful metaphor for understanding skilled reading. Based in the science, it identifies word recognition and language comprehension as the two major strands of the rope necessary for reading acquisition. Let's further unravel the rope's strands, understand how they contribute to skilled reading and how this informs the design and delivery of effective reading instruction.

Agenda
9 AM Welcome Melissa Reed, Ed.D., Immaculata University

9:15 AM Keynote: The Science of Reading: The Role of the Reading Rope, facilitated by Nancy Hennessy M.Ed.

10:30 AM Participants choose
- Bringing the Word Recognition Strands into Classroom Practice for Grades K-2, facilitated by Judi Dodson. M.A.
- The Reading Rope and Reading Comprehension Instruction for Grades 3-8, facilitated by Nancy Hennessy M.Ed.

Note:
- 12:00 PM 30-minute Lunch
- 2:50 PM Reflections & Closing
- One (1) grad credit is available through Immaculata University for an additional $150.
- Review Grad details here!
- 3 pm: Grad Credit Meeting - those who opt for graduate credit must stay.
- After June 8th the full fee will be assessed for dropped enrollments or no-shows.

43. LAUNCHing Design Thinking and Creativity

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 9/23/2021 to 10/7/2021

Meeting Times: 9/23; 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. and 10/7; 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Engage your students face to face and virtually with project-based learning activities. Using LAUNCH, a student friendly, design cycle, guide your students to dive deeper through engaging activities that fosters student inquiry and authentic real-world learning. Join us for a blended learning experience full of excitement, fun, and hands-on learning. Participants will receive a copy of "LAUNCH" to guide them in developing learning experiences.

This professional learning experience will consist of six hours of learning: 2 1-hour live sessions via Zoom and 4 hours 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