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1. ONLINE Act 48 PD Series: Text-Dependent Analysis Part 2

Program: Other Registered Events

Audience: ELA teachers in grades 4-8

Dates: 9/15/2022

This three-module series is open to participants who attended "TDA: Effective Instructional Practices” during a previous school year. In this series, participants will deepen their understanding of the reading, thinking, and writing processes necessary for TDA success, examine student work, and use the TDA Learning Progressions to make instructional decisions. Cost: $450 per participant. Districts will be invoiced after the first module opens. When registering, please select "Purchase Order” as your payment method if the district is to be invoiced for the cost of the workshop. By registering, you certify that you have obtained supervisor permission to participate in this workshop, and your supervisor is aware of the professional development fee.

2. ONLINE Act 48 PD Series: Text-Dependent Analysis: Effective Instructional Practices

Program: Other Registered Events

Audience: ELA teachers in grades 4-8

Dates: 9/15/2022

This fully online four-module series focuses on effective teaching practices for helping students overcome some of the biggest struggles with the text dependent analysis (TDA) portion of the PSSA. Sessions will focus on teaching students how to understand the prompt, read and write for analysis, determine the best evidence, and craft the essay. Participants will engage in modeled research-based and classroom-tested activities to strengthen their own instruction. Cost: $600 per participant. Districts will be invoiced after the first module opens. When registering, please select "Purchase Order” as your payment method if the district is to be invoiced for the cost of the workshop. By registering, you certify that you have obtained supervisor permission to attend this workshop, and your supervisor is aware of the professional development fee.

3. ACT 48 PD Series: K-3 Reading Apprenticeship

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: ELA Teachers in Grades K-3

Dates: 9/20/2022 to 5/17/2023

The K-3 Reading Apprenticeship Model is a unique professional development model that supports primary reading teachers with the knowledge, skills, best practices, and on-site support in teaching all students to be skilled readers and writers. This professional development opportunity consists of initial intensive, comprehensive training in reading history, pedagogy, theory, research, and proven instructional practice and monthly follow-up trainings to build breadth and depth of professional knowledge in the English Language Arts. Teachers meet for 12 sessions at the AIU and additional technical support takes place at each site. Cost: $3,800 per participant. Districts will be invoiced after the first session. When registering, please select "Purchase Order” as your payment method if the district is to be invoiced for the cost of the workshop. By registering, you certify that you have obtained supervisor permission to participate in this workshop, and your supervisor is aware of the professional development fee.

4. ONLINE Act 48 PD Series: Adolescent Literacy Institute

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Middle and high school reading and English teachers

Dates: 10/1/2022

The Adolescent Literacy Institute is a series of online modules for middle and high school teachers focused on research-based literacy practices that support students as they become college and career ready. Specifically aligned with brain research on how adolescents learn, this workshop series engages participants in the research behind and modeling of effective reading and writing instruction for the secondary grades. Cost: $600 per participant. Districts will be invoiced after the first module opens. When registering, please select "Purchase Order” as your payment method if the district is to be invoiced for the cost of the workshop. By registering, you certify that you have obtained supervisor permission to participate in this workshop, and your supervisor is aware of the professional development fee.

5. ONLINE Act 48 PD Series: Keys to Comprehension

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Reading and ELA teachers in grades 3-8

Dates: 10/1/2022

This professional development series consists of four online modules that focus exclusively on the literacy domain of reading comprehension. Targeted for teachers in grades 3 to 8, the content is directly aligned with the PA Core standards and state test expectations. Participants learn instructional techniques to unlock reading comprehension, applicable to both literature and informational text. Cost: $600 per participant. Districts will be invoiced after the first module opens. When registering, please select "Purchase Order” as your payment method if the district is to be invoiced for the cost of the workshop. By registering, you certify that you have obtained supervisor permission to participate in this workshop, and your supervisor is aware of the professional development fee.

6. ONLINE Act 48 PD Series: Thinking Through the Pencil

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: ELA and writing teachers in grades 4-8

Dates: 10/1/2022

Thinking Through the Pencil is a four-module online workshop series designed to build students' critical thinking skills through writing. Designed for practical application in grades 4-8 ELA classrooms, participants engage in instructional practices based on current research on what makes a difference in student writing. Topics include teaching academic form, increasing the frequency of writing opportunities, providing effective and timely feedback, incorporating writing into reading, incorporating grammar instruction into reading and writing, conducting document reviews of student work, and teaching mode-specific writing to meet the writing requirements of the PA Core Standards. Cost: $600 per participant. Districts will be invoiced after the first module opens. When registering, please select "Purchase Order” as your payment method if the district is to be invoiced for the cost of the workshop. By registering, you certify that you have obtained supervisor permission to participate in this workshop, and your supervisor is aware of the professional development fee.

7. ACT 48 Workshop: Active Participation: Engage ALL Students in Classroom Instruction (Fall Series)

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: This series will be applicable to both elementary and secondary educators in general and special education settings. Participants should plan to attend the entire series as the session build upon one another.

Dates: 10/4/2022 to 10/25/2022

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According to Dr. Anita Archer, "Explicit instruction is systematic, direct, engaging, and success oriented- and has been show to promote achievement for all students.” In this series, we will discuss the critical components of active engagement through Dr. Archer's work. Presenters will model active participation strategies in each session; therefore, attendees should be come prepared to actively engage with the content.

8. ACT 48 Workshop: AAC Implementation Series

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS, PARA-EDUCATORS, GENERAL EDUCATORS

Dates: 10/6/2022 to 4/13/2023

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This is a four part training series that will cover various implementing augmentative and alternative communication. We recomment that teams attend to work and learn about: Engineering the environment to be communication friendly, plan to promote communication, maximize opportunities across the day and settings, and model communication.

9. CPE Course: Connecting with Kids

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators. Approved for AIU staff in: ESS, ESL

Dates: 10/7/2022 to 10/28/2022

Meeting Times: Online

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Registration for this course closes on 10/4/2022

INSTRUCTORS: Rhonda Bielawski and Elaine Obidowski


Students and teachers alike face many stressors in today's educational setting. By examining our own teaching styles and exploring our students' learning styles, we can maximize our students' learning. This course will also look at how we can better connect with our students academically, personally and socially to build a climate of comfort and belonging in our classrooms.

Online CPE courses are facilitated through Canvas learning management system [LMS]. Course instructor(s) will email registrants 1-2 days prior to the course start date with instructions on how to access and log into Canvas LMS to begin the course. Please check your email Inbox and Spam folder for the instructor's message. If you do not receive an email message by noon on the first day of the course, please email Linda Muller. Thank you.

10. ACT 48 Network Series: Reading Specialists' Network 2022-23

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: READING SPECIALISTS IN GRADES K-12

Dates: 10/7/2022 to 3/31/2023

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Join the RAC Reading Specialists' Network for an opportunity to connect with other reading specialists in Allegheny County. Each session will feature research-based best practices and strategies that specialists need in order to be effective in their role as they work with students, teachers, and parents in all three tiers of literacy. Sessions will be held in a hybrid format, giving participants the option to join in person at the AIU or via Zoom. There is no charge for this network series.

11. CPE Course: Examining Classroom Management

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators. Approved for AIU staff in: DART

Dates: 10/10/2022 to 10/31/2022

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 10/5/2022

INSTRUCTOR: John Green


Successful classroom management is the key to a successful learning environment. Participants in this online course will examine important facets of being a quality classroom manager in the areas of classroom organization, effective teaching styles, behavior management, social skill development & teaching, and parent-teacher communication. Throughout the course participants will analyze their own beliefs and create plans based on readings & activities.

Online CPE courses are facilitated through Canvas learning management system [LMS]. Course instructor(s) will email registrants 1-2 days prior to the course start date with instructions on how to access and log into Canvas LMS to begin the course. Please check your email Inbox and Spam folder for the instructor's message. If you do not receive an email message by noon on the first day of the course, please email Linda Muller. Thank you.

Registration for this course closes on 10/5/2022

INSTRUCTOR: Michelle Senneway

Student assessment data identities a need for middle grade students to develop and build their computational skills with fractions.
When students in the middle grades are unable to master these basic math skills, it will make it harder for students to find success as they progress throughout their mathematics courses in 8th grade and beyond. As fractions enter the mathematical curriculum in the middle grades, the computational skill level becomes more complex which is why it is important to introduce fractions in a way that is easily comprehended by young minds.
This course begins with the concept of fractions and builds to utilizing best instructional practices with all four operations of fractions. By presenting the teaching of operations of fractions through research, discussion, and current successful instructional practices, course participants will successfully design a fraction computation unit that may be used in the middle school classroom.

Online CPE courses are facilitated through Canvas learning management system [LMS]. Course instructor(s) will email registrants 1-2 days prior to the course start date with instructions on how to access and log into Canvas LMS to begin the course. Please check your email Inbox and Spam folder for the instructor's message. If you do not receive an email message by noon on the first day of the course, please email Linda Muller. Thank you.

13. Other Registered Event: 2022 Social Studies Symposium

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: K-12 SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHERS

Dates: 10/10/2022

Join your peers for the third biennial Social Studies Symposium at the AIU Central Offices in the Waterfront Complex in Homestead, PA! The morning features a selection of Powertalk sessions on the topic of engaging students in Social Studies learning given by social studies teachers, organizations, and thought leaders. Avail yourself to organizations and vendors who wish to partner with you to make your work more engaging.

14. CPE Course: Cultivating a Growth Mindset

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators. Approved for AIU staff in: DART and Speech & Language

Dates: 10/11/2022 to 11/1/2022

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 10/6/2022

INSTRUCTOR: Michael and Rhonda Bielawski


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

Online CPE courses are facilitated through Canvas learning management system [LMS]. Course instructor(s) will email registrants 1-2 days prior to the course start date with instructions on how to access and log into Canvas LMS to begin the course. Please check your email Inbox and Spam folder for the instructor's message. If you do not receive an email message by noon on the first day of the course, please email Linda Muller. Thank you.

15. ACT 48 PD Series: Thinking Through the Pencil

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: ELA and Writing Teachers in Grades 4-8

Dates: 10/12/2022 to 2/7/2023

Thinking Through the Pencil is a four-session workshop series designed to build students' critical thinking skills through writing. Designed for practical application in grades 4-8 ELA classrooms, participants engage in instructional practices based on current research on what makes a difference in student writing. Topics include teaching academic form, increasing the frequency of writing opportunities, providing effective and timely feedback, incorporating writing into reading, incorporating grammar instruction into reading and writing, conducting document reviews of student work, and teaching mode-specific writing to meet the writing requirements of the PA Core Standards. Cost: $600 per participant. Districts will be invoiced after the first session. When registering, please select "Purchase Order” as your payment method if the district is to be invoiced for the cost of the workshop. By registering, you certify that you have obtained supervisor permission to participate in this workshop, and your supervisor is aware of the professional development fee.

16. Leadership Course - Supporting Teacher Growth with ELA Common Core Shifts

Program: Leadership Courses

Audience: This course is for school-based administrators who are seeking additional professional learning to support teacher practice in the area of literacy as it relates to the Common Core Shifts, specifically K-5

Dates: 10/14/2022 to 3/17/2023

This course is for school-based administrators who are seeking additional professional learning to support teacher practice in the area of literacy as it relates to the Common Core Shifts, specifically K-5 Price: $300 per person (participants will be billed after the first session) When registering, please select "Check” as your payment method if the district is to be invoiced for the cost of the workshop. By registering, you certify that you have obtained supervisor permission to attend this workshop, and your supervisor is aware of the professional development fee. If you are paying for your own fee, please select "Credit Card” as your payment method. Payment will be processed after the first session. >br>This is an Online synchronous Course


This course is 41 Act 45 hours

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Lisa Yonek

17. ACT 48 Workshop: Ethics in Supervision: Working with Students and Pre-Service Professionals in School Settings

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: AIU School-Aged Program Speech/Language Pathologists and Invited Guests

Dates: 10/14/2022

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The Allegheny Intermediate Speech/Language Support Program partners with universities across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in support of pre-service professionals joining the ranks of ASHA Speech/Language Pathologists. This course reviewed the ASHA Code of Ethics and Pennsylvania regulations to inform best practice for developing professional skills while assuring student goals are competently provided in therapy.

18. CPE Course: Any Device Technology Tools in K-12

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 10/17/2022 to 11/7/2022

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 10/12/2022

INSTRUCTOR: Richard Roth


This streamlined three-week course will contain short mini-lessons and refreshers on technology tools that work on most devices. You will learn or be refreshed on sites such as Socrative, Quizlet, Padlet, Classtools.net, Fakebook, and Remind. You will spend time creating things that you will use for your classroom with several of these tools. The lessons are short, but optional choices are provided to dive deeper into any of the tools if you wish. Any questions at all about the course content, please feel free to email the instructor, Rick Roth at rothr@nhsd.net.

Online CPE courses are facilitated through Canvas learning management system [LMS]. Course instructor(s) will email registrants 1-2 days prior to the course start date with instructions on how to access and log into Canvas LMS to begin the course. Please check your email Inbox and Spam folder for the instructor's message. If you do not receive an email message by noon on the first day of the course, please email Linda Muller. Thank you.

19. CPE Course: Are Your Students Tuned In? Strategies for Engaging Every Student

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators. Approved for AIU staff in: ESL, ESS/Special Ed, SLP.

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

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 10/12/2022

INSTRUCTOR: Kathleen Himes


Required Text: participants must obtain the following text for this course. This text can be ordered online; it may also be available for download. Please wait to order the course text until after you receive a confirmation email that your course tuition payment has been processed. Waiting until AIU processes tuition payments for a course will ensure that you won't need to return a text for a canceled course.


Title: You Can't Teach Until Everyone is Listening, 1st edition. Author: Page, Marilyn L. ISBN-13: 978-1412960151


Are Your Students Tuned In? Strategies for Engaging Every Student is an online course exploring research-based ways that student behavior and academic success are directly related to teacher behavior and management techniques. Participants will be given explicit instructions and tools for encouraging and directing student behavior and developing a classroom community where every student is an active member and listener. The course textbook examines strategies and provides directives to engage every student. Evidence shows that before academic objectives can be met, the environment must be conducive for learning and civility must be practiced. This course provides teachers with the management tools to support and succeed with today's students, focusing specifically on recognizing each student as a stakeholder in class.

Online CPE courses are facilitated through Canvas learning management system [LMS]. Course instructor(s) will email registrants 1-2 days prior to the course start date with instructions on how to access and log into Canvas LMS to begin the course. Please check your email Inbox and Spam folder for the instructor's message. If you do not receive an email message by noon on the first day of the course, please email Linda Muller. Thank you.

20. ACT 48 PD Series: Adolescent Literacy Institute

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: ELA Teachers in Middle and High School

Dates: 10/18/2022 to 2/14/2023

The Adolescent Literacy Institute is a series of workshops for middle and high school teachers focused on research-based literacy practices that support students as they become college and career ready. Specifically aligned with brain research on how adolescents learn, this workshop series engages participants in the research behind and modeling of effective reading and writing instruction for the secondary grades. Cost: $600 per participant. Districts will be invoiced after the first session. When registering, please select "Purchase Order” as your payment method if the district is to be invoiced for the cost of the workshop. By registering, you certify that you have obtained supervisor permission to participate in this workshop, and your supervisor is aware of the professional development fee.

21. CPE Course: Establishing Habits of Mind in K-12 Computer Science

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: K-12 Computer Science and STEM educators; All K-12 educators

Dates: 10/19/2022 to 11/9/2022

Meeting Times: ONLINE


Registration for this course closes on 10/14/2022


INSTRUCTOR: Linda Muller

Research supports the idea that a well-rounded K-12 computer science curriculum should include teaching Habits of Mind alongside problem-solving, computational thinking, and writing code in order to help students develop and sustain specific aptitudes that are necessary for mastering comprehensive computer science courses and to prepare students for post-secondary educational programs as well as life and work into the 21st-century.

What are your plans for helping students identify and develop those essential Habits of Mind aptitudes? This course will introduce you to the 16 essential Habits of Mind as you determine how they can be seamlessly integrated into the K-12 computer science classroom and across a school system. Educators will discover the connections among various research-based sources on Habits of Mind and develop grade-appropriate instructional materials and assessments that they can use for classroom implementation of Habits of Mind with their students.

Online CPE courses are facilitated through Canvas learning management system [LMS]. Course instructor(s) will email registrants 1-2 days prior to the course start date with instructions on how to access and log into Canvas LMS to begin the course. Please check your email Inbox and Spam folder for the instructor's message. If you do not receive an email message by noon on the first day of the course, please email Linda Muller. Thank you.

22. ACT 48 Workshop: Data-Based Decision Making as Part of your PBIS Framework

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Targeted PBIS team members (administrators, data analysts, coaches, note takers)

Dates: 10/20/2022

This two-day training series will discuss data-based decision making as part of your Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework. Best practices on collecting and analyzing data will be highlighted along with practical recommendations for teams to implement in order to get more out of the data that they collect. Types of data that will be discussed include universal screening data for behavior, office discipline referrals, suspensions/expulsions, restraints, attendance, PBIS surveys, and fidelity data.

23. ACT 48 Workshop: Data-Based Decision Making as Part of your PBIS Framework

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Targeted PBIS team members (administrators, data analysts, coaches, note takers)

Dates: 10/20/2022

This two-day training series will discuss data-based decision making as part of your Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework. Best practices on collecting and analyzing data will be highlighted along with practical recommendations for teams to implement in order to get more out of the data that they collect. Types of data that will be discussed include universal screening data for behavior, office discipline referrals, suspensions/expulsions, restraints, attendance, PBIS surveys, and fidelity data.

24. ACT 48 Workshop: Engineering the Environment to Enhance Student Autonomy

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: This course is intended for anyone with a physical space (e.g. classroom or therapy room) in the school setting that supports students with significant disabilities. This includes general education teachers, special education teachers, and related service providers.

Dates: 10/20/2022

Neuroscience research tells us the aesthetics of learning spaces impact brain function and influence how students learn. Beyond that, the educational environment is critical to supporting the independence of students with significant disabilities. After reflecting on current classroom setup, participants will be asked to consider the intersection of communication and the environment. Finally, we will explore how educators can foster independence in the areas of academics, self-regulation, self- advocacy, activities of daily living and classroom routines.

25. ACT 48 Workshop: Moving Beyond Access: Supporting Equitable Outcomes for ALL Students

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: K-12 building-level and district-level administrators, principals, interventionists/coaches, curriculum directors, social workers, special education liaisons, counselors, and psychologists

Dates: 10/20/2022

In this hybrid series, participants will focus on the climate of belonging and the culture of dignity within their own contexts. Utilizing a model of transformational coaching, participants will self-reflect, enhance their knowledge, explore practices, and grow their sphere of influence to support equitable outcomes.

26. CPE Course: Anxiety & Stress: Teacher and Student Wellness

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators. Approved for AIU staff in: BVIP, D/HH, DART, ESL, ESS/Special Ed, SLP, Vision

Dates: 10/24/2022 to 11/18/2022

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 10/19/2022

INSTRUCTOR: Kathleen Himes

Required Text: participants must obtain the following text for this course. This text can be ordered online; it may also be available for download to a mobile text reader. Please wait to order the course text until after you receive a confirmation email that your course tuition payment has been processed. Title: Stress Management for Teachers: A Proactive Guide. [Paperback, 2015] Authors: Herman, Keith C. and Reinke, Wendy M. ISBN-13: 978-1462517985

This course guides participants in developing and implementing classroom strategies that cultivate teacher and student well-being. Mental health is of great concern in the world today 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. In addition to exploring curricula to best deal with students' anxiety and stress in the classroom, participants will also explore scientific research, best practices and the holistic education of the mind and body in support of 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.

Online CPE courses are facilitated through Canvas learning management system [LMS]. Course instructor(s) will email registrants 1-2 days prior to the course start date with instructions on how to access and log into Canvas LMS to begin the course. Please check your email Inbox and Spam folder for the instructor's message. If you do not receive an email message by noon on the first day of the course, please email Linda Muller. Thank you.

27. CPE Course: Differentiated Instruction - Helping all Students to be Successful

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators. Approved for AIU staff in: NPS, ESL, ESS, Speech & Language, Hearing and Vision

Dates: 10/24/2022 to 11/17/2022

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 10/19/2022

INSTRUCTOR: John Green

It is no longer possible to reach all students with the same instruction practices. Teachers are faced of instructing students with diverse learning backgrounds and cultures. Classrooms have many challenges. To help all students be successful teachers need to instruct differently to reach all students' learning styles and abilities. This course will explore Differentiated Instruction in today's classrooms. Throughout the course participants will analyze their own beliefs and create plans based on readings & activities.

Online CPE courses are facilitated through Canvas learning management system [LMS]. Course instructor(s) will email registrants 1-2 days prior to the course start date with instructions on how to access and log into Canvas LMS to begin the course. Please check your email Inbox and Spam folder for the instructor's message. If you do not receive an email message by noon on the first day of the course, please email Linda Muller. Thank you.

28. CPE Course: Introduction to Text Comprehension

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: K-12 Educators, ELA Teachers, Reading Specialists

Dates: 10/24/2022 to 11/18/2022

Meeting Times: Online Course

Registration for this course closes on 10/19/2022

INSTRUCTOR: Lisa Yonek

Being able to comprehend text is a necessary skill in becoming a functioning adult in today's society. Both national and state assessment results show that comprehension is an issue for students and educators; and, students who struggle with comprehension will feel a direct impact on their future success.

This course will instruct educators about the science of the reading process, which includes comprehension and research based strategies for comprehension instruction. In addition, educators will understand the factors that effect comprehension and develop a plan of action to support students with developing strategies to become proficient readers who are able to comprehend text.

Online CPE courses are facilitated through Canvas learning management system [LMS]. Course instructor(s) will email registrants 1-2 days prior to the course start date with instructions on how to access and log into Canvas LMS to begin the course. Please check your email Inbox and Spam folder for the instructor's message. If you do not receive an email message by noon on the first day of the course, please email Linda Muller. Thank you.

29. ACT 45 Workshop: PULSE: Principals Understanding Leadership in Special Education

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Building Principals in Grades K-8

Dates: 10/27/2022 to 12/15/2022

This 30-hour PIL course aims to build upon principals' working knowledge and skill sets needed to successfully innovate and program for students with disabilities. The growing field of research at the intersection of principals and special education yields evidence-based practices that support outcomes for students with disabilities. This training includes three professional development days that are followed by a half-day of project presentations. Please note, each instructional day requires the completion of preceding activities/readings.

30. ACT 48 Workshop: The Simple View of Writing

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: General/Special Education Teachers, Interventionists/Coaches, Reading Specialists, School Counselors/Psychologists, Curriculum Directors, Special Education Liaisons

Dates: 10/27/2022

Join the AIU TaC Team for a look at the Simple View of Writing. This session will focus primarily on the foundational skills of writing -- handwriting, spelling, and sentence construction.

31. ACT 48 PD Series: Word Wizards

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: ELA, Reading, and English Teachers in Grades 3-12

Dates: 10/27/2022 to 2/1/2023

Build your students into word wizards! This three-session professional development series presents teachers in grades 3-12 with research and practical strategies to strengthen students word knowledge, through both indirect vocabulary exposure and direct vocabulary instruction. Cost: $450 per participant. Districts will be invoiced after the first session. When registering, please select "Purchase Order” as your payment method if the district is to be invoiced for the cost of the workshop. By registering, you certify that you have obtained supervisor permission to participate in this workshop, and your supervisor is aware of the professional development fee.

32. ACT 48 Workshop: Supporting Struggling Learners in Mathematics through the Science of Math

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: K-5 General/Special Education Teachers, Special Education Liaisons, Paraeducators, Building Principals, Curriculum Directors, Interventionists, & Coaches

Dates: 10/27/2022

It is vitally important for all students, but especially students who struggle in mathematics, to have the opportunity to utilize sight, touch, hearing, and movement when learning mathematics. By developing a strong conceptual understanding of what the numbers and symbols represent, students are better able to make connections amongst various mathematical concepts and apply this understanding in different contexts. In this year long series, participants will learn about evidence-based practices in mathematics to provide equitable access for all students.

33. CPE Course: When It's Not Just Kids Being Kids: Bullying and Beyond

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators. Approved for AIU staff in: ESS

Dates: 10/28/2022 to 11/18/2022

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 10/25/2022

INSTRUCTORS: Rhonda Bielawski and Elaine Obidowski


In US schools today, educators have become responsible for more than just educating their students. Teachers are faced with a growing trend of anti-social behaviors occurring at earlier and earlier ages. In order to effectively meet the needs of a diverse society, teachers must be adept at recognizing and effectively intervening with various anti-social behaviors. In this course, participants will explore the nuances of bullying further than we did in our first AIU bullying course; however the first bullying course is not a pre-requisite to taking this course. We will continue to dissect the differences between girl bullying and boy bullying. We will examine the notion of ethnic bullying and challenge educators to look at their own teaching style and classroom climate. Bullying leads to eating disorders, depression and violence. We will look at the connection between these and how we, as educators, can implement preventative strategies within the classroom. Participants will also review the latest legal cases dealing with school bullying.

Online CPE courses are facilitated through Canvas learning management system [LMS]. Course instructor(s) will email registrants 1-2 days prior to the course start date with instructions on how to access and log into Canvas LMS to begin the course. Please check your email Inbox and Spam folder for the instructor's message. If you do not receive an email message by noon on the first day of the course, please email Linda Muller. Thank you.

34. CPE Course: Apps and iPads for the K-12 Classroom

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators. Approved for AIU staff in: BVIP, D/HH, ESL, ESS/Special Ed, SLP and Vision

Dates: 10/31/2022 to 11/21/2022

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 10/26/2021

INSTRUCTOR: Richard Roth


COURSE MATERIALS: An iPad is not required, as alternative assignments are available for those participants taking the course to learn about what an iPad can do.

An iPad is NOT required for this course. This streamlined, three-week course begins with a review of iPad basics, if you need them. If you are familiar with the iPad, then that section will go quickly for you. The next section is on Interactive Whiteboard Apps. In the course, you can choose to learn about one or all of the iPad apps ShowMe, Educreations, and/or Explain Everything. These are apps that can be used by teachers and students alike to create lessons, presentations, and/or online videos. Socrative is a free interactive app used for creating interactive "quick questions” that can be used immediately for classroom feedback, or quizzes and tests that can be shared and reused. Results are immediately available for the teacher. The course ends with a discussion forum where participants share their favorite apps. Any questions at all about the course content, please feel free to email the instructor, Rick Roth, at rothr@nhsd.net.

Online CPE courses are facilitated through Canvas learning management system [LMS]. Course instructor(s) will email registrants 1-2 days prior to the course start date with instructions on how to access and log into Canvas LMS to begin the course. Please check your email Inbox and Spam folder for the instructor's message. If you do not receive an email message by noon on the first day of the course, please email Linda Muller. Thank you.

35. ONLINE Act 48 PD Series: Word Wizards

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: ELA, reading, and English teachers in grades 3-12

Dates: 11/1/2022

Build your students into word wizards! This online professional development series presents teachers in grades 3-12 with research and practical strategies to strengthen students word knowledge, through both indirect vocabulary exposure and direct vocabulary instruction. Cost: $450 per participant. Districts will be invoiced after the first module opens. When registering, please select "Purchase Order” as your payment method if the district is to be invoiced for the cost of the workshop. By registering, you certify that you have obtained supervisor permission to participate in this workshop, and your supervisor is aware of the professional development fee.

36. ACT 48 Workshop: ELA Symposium: Engagement Strategies for Reading Comprehension (Grades 3-5)

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: ELA Teachers in Grades 3-5, Administrators

Dates: 11/1/2022

The ELA Symposium is the Reading Achievement Center's annual workshop addressing a critical need for strengthening teacher practice that improves student achievement. This session, for ELA teachers in grades 3-5, will focus on engagement strategies for reading comprehension.

37. CPE Course: ADHD in Education

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators. Approved for AIU staff in: Speech & Language, Hearing and Vision.

Dates: 11/2/2022 to 11/23/2022

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 10/28/2022

INSTRUCTORS: Michael and Rhonda Bielawski


With more and more students being diagnosed with ADHD, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. Throughout the course, participants will explore the debate surrounding medication and the myths associated with ADHD. Furthermore, they will complete activities providing them with first-hand experience about what it is like to live with ADHD. We will examine research proven strategies and methods to help learners with ADHD gain meaningful access to elementary through secondary curriculum content. With the information covered in the course, participants will take away practical strategies to implement across all school environments and ways to provide effective instruction to students with mild to severe ADHD.

Online CPE courses are facilitated through Canvas learning management system [LMS]. Course instructor(s) will email registrants 1-2 days prior to the course start date with instructions on how to access and log into Canvas LMS to begin the course. Please check your email Inbox and Spam folder for the instructor's message. If you do not receive an email message by noon on the first day of the course, please email Linda Muller. Thank you.

38. ESL 4 Course: Observing, Planning, Implementing, and Managing Instruction

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Certified K-12 teachers seeking ESL specialist certification; ESL teachers

Dates: 11/3/2022 to 1/30/2023

Meeting Times: In-person classes: Thursday, 11/3/2022; 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm and Saturdays: 11/5, 11/12, 11/19; 8:00 am to 11:30 am. Final class: Monday, 1/30/2023; 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm (in person classes meet at AIU3 central office)

Registration for this course closes on 10/31/2022

Required Text: participants must obtain the following text in order to successfully complete this course. This text can be ordered online in new or used condition; it may also be available for download to Kindle or other mobile text readers. Please wait to order the course text until 3-5 days prior to the course start date, after you receive a confirmation email that your course tuition payment has been processed. Waiting until AIU processes tuition payments for a course will ensure that you won't need to return a text for a canceled course.


Classroom Instruction That Works with English Learners (2nd ed). Authors: Hill & Miller. ISBN: 978-14166-1630-6


Teachers will examine the theories, principles, and practices that assist English language learners in achieving academic proficiency in the content areas. Planning standards-based instruction and adapting instruction in the content areas is emphasized. To promote the academic success of English language learners, teachers will involve the family and community, and analyze the learner to establish learning goals and assessment measures that are appropriate for the individual student. ESL teachers will be able to demonstrate knowledge of their ELLs and the role of individual characteristics in the process and outcome of language learning. Drawing upon this knowledge, they will demonstrate an ability to observe and plan standards-based ESL and content instruction for students from K-12. They will use the PA Academic Content Standards, as well as, the PA English Language Proficiency Standards when planning lessons. They will use performance-based measures to assess ELLs discrete and integrated ability to use grammar, vocabulary, listening, speaking, reading, and writing to communicate.

39. ACT 48 Workshop: Tier 2: Structuring Small Groups to Support Social Emotional Behavioral Growth

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Target Audience: K-12 General & Special Education Teachers, Interventionists, Coaches, Speech Language Pathologists, School Counselors/Psychologists, Social Workers, Building Principals, Other Building-Level Administrators, Special Education Liaisons, Agency Personnel

Dates: 11/3/2022

Do you want to systemtize your Tier 2 small group instruction or lunch bunches? This session will help participants to identify key features of an effective social academic instruction group including data, systems, and practices to ensure strong outcomes for group participants. Discussions will include how to select students and topics for groups, structure instruction, and use data to evaluate the effectiveness of groups.

40. CPE Course: Making an Impact - Building Positive Relationships with Students

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators

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

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 11/1/2022

INSTRUCTOR: Kristina Rose

Required Text: participants must obtain the following text for this course. This text can be ordered online; it may also be available for download to a mobile text reader. Please wait to order the course text until after you receive a confirmation email that your course tuition payment has been processed. Waiting until AIU processes tuition payments for a course will ensure that you won't need to return a text for a canceled course.
Title: Effective Classroom Communication Pocketbook [paperback] Author: Churches, Richard ISBN-13: 978-1906610111

This course, 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.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.

Online CPE courses take place in our Canvas learning management system [LMS]. Course instructor(s) will email each registrant 1-2 days prior to the start date of the course with instructions on how to access and log into Canvas LMS to begin the course.If you do not receive an email message by noon on the first day of the course, please email Linda Muller. Thank you.

41. CPE Course: Writing Alive: Strategies, Techniques, and Materials

Program: CPE Courses

Dates: 11/4/2022 to 12/12/2022

Meeting Times: Online


NEW COURSE FOR FALL, 2022

Registration for this course closes on 11/1/2022


INSTRUCTOR: Dr. William Yerger

Required Text: participants must obtain the following text for this course. This text can be ordered online; it may also be available for download to a mobile text reader. Please wait to order the course text until after you receive a confirmation email that your course tuition payment has been processed. Waiting until AIU processes tuition payments for a course will ensure that you won't need to return a text for a canceled course.

Title: Craft Lessons (Second Edition). Authors: Ralph Fletcher and Joanne Portalupi. ISBN-13: 978-1571107060

This course is designed for teachers K- 12 in any subject area. Teachers will learn and utilize writing craft techniques that will be taught to students. This is what's included in the class: A packet of writing ideas, opportunities to enrich your own writing, videos from the experts in writing including Lucy Calkins, the reading and critiquing articles on writing, the gaining of new thinking about teaching elements of writing craft, opportunities to learn new strategies that simplify writing for students along with creating and sharing lessons based on the text: Craft Lessons. Three proven techniques to enhance writing ability will also be addressed: the AREA Approach, Readers' Theatre, and RAFT.

Online CPE courses are facilitated through Canvas learning management system [LMS]. Course instructor(s) will email registrants 1-2 days prior to the course start date with instructions on how to access and log into Canvas LMS to begin the course. Please check your email Inbox and Spam folder for the instructor's message. If you do not receive an email message by noon on the first day of the course, please email Linda Muller. Thank you.

42. CPE Course: Being Mindful - Teacher and Student Wellness

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 11/7/2022 to 12/2/2022

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 11/3/2022

INSTRUCTOR: Kathleen Himes

Required Text: participants must obtain the following text for this course. This text can be ordered online; it may also be available for download to a mobile text reader. Please wait to order the course text until after you receive a confirmation email that your course tuition payment has been processed. Title: The Way of Mindful Education: Cultivating Well-Being in Teachers and Students [1st or 2nd edition]. Author: Daniel Rechtschaffen. ISBN-13: 978-0393708950

Being Mindful: Teacher and Student Wellness is a course that allows participants to explore, develop and implement classroom strategies that cultivate teacher and student well-being. Mindfulness is a management strategy that can be implemented in any classroom. Well-being and mindfulness must first be addressed before learning can take place. Mindfulness is paying attention on purpose in the present moment in such a way that is balanced for both teacher and student. Participants will explore curricula for mindfulness in the classroom, as well as 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 introduce mindfulness in the classroom so academic goals can be met.

Online CPE courses are facilitated through Canvas learning management system [LMS]. Course instructor(s) will email registrants 1-2 days prior to the course start date with instructions on how to access and log into Canvas LMS to begin the course. Please check your email Inbox and Spam folder for the instructor's message. If you do not receive an email message by noon on the first day of the course, please email Linda Muller. Thank you.

43. CPE Course: How to Design a Digital Classroom for the 21st Century Learner

Program: CPE Courses

Dates: 11/7/2022 to 12/3/2022

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 11/3/2022

INSTRUCTOR:Jill Brooks


The goal of this course is to impact student learning by designing a digital classroom that will accommodate the 21st Century learner. The integration of technology rich activities will provide opportunities for students to develop 21st Century Skills. Students will be able to through a technology enriched environment be creative, think critically, collaborate with others and communicate with people in and outside of the classroom. Developing students' 21st Century Skills will lead to increased motivation and engagement in the learning process. By the completion of the course, participants will be able to design and manage a digital classroom, create flipped activities, utilize appropriate instructional strategies for a digital classroom, integrate digital citizenship skills, use digital tools for formative assessment and integrate digital tools into lessons and activities. This course will benefit students by helping them to develop 21st Century Skills.

Online CPE courses are facilitated through Canvas learning management system [LMS]. Course instructor(s) will email registrants 1-2 days prior to the course start date with instructions on how to access and log into Canvas LMS to begin the course. Please check your email Inbox and Spam folder for the instructor's message. If you do not receive an email message by noon on the first day of the course, please email Linda Muller. Thank you.

44. CPE Course: Infusing Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) into K-12 Classrooms

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 11/7/2022 to 11/28/2022

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 11/2/2022

INSTRUCTOR: Brian Stamford

Occupations in STEAM-related careers are some of the fastest growing and best paid of the 21st century, and they often have the greatest potential for job growth. Familiarizing students with STEAM concepts can occur on a variety of levels from exposure to immersion. This course will discuss the conglomeration of the fields represented in the STEAM acronym, the intentional and prudent addition of the Arts into STEM, the alignment of STEAM with the Pa Core Standards, instructional changes that successfully infuse STEAM across the curricula, and opportunities to procure funding for STEAM projects in K-12 classrooms or schools. It is appropriate for teachers in grades k-12 in all content areas. The course has been carefully created to meet the needs of a diverse group of teachers. It does NOT require a background in any of the STEAM subject areas (science, technology, engineering, the arts, or mathematics). There will be an individualized (self-selected) project at the culmination of the course to meet the diverse needs of the group.

Online CPE courses are facilitated through Canvas learning management system [LMS]. Course instructor(s) will email registrants 1-2 days prior to the course start date with instructions on how to access and log into Canvas LMS to begin the course. Please check your email Inbox and Spam folder for the instructor's message. If you do not receive an email message by noon on the first day of the course, please email Linda Muller. Thank you.

45. ACT 48 Workshop: The Reevaluation Process: More Than Just Compliance; Best Practices for Meaningful RRs

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Special Education Teachers and Special Education Liaisons

Dates: 11/9/2022

New
This training is designed to build internal capacity within schools for staff to conduct Reevaluation Reports (RRs) in compliance with state regulations and best practices. Learning will focus on the following topics: compliances vs. purpose, essential dates and timelines, utilization, and interpretation of assessments, determining if additional data is needed, making meaningful recommendations to the IEP team and the specific requirements for students with learning disabilities.

46. ACT 48 Workshop: Data-Based Decision Making as Part of your PBIS Framework

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Targeted PBIS team members (administrators, data analysts, coaches, note takers)

Dates: 11/10/2022

This two-day training series will discuss data-based decision making as part of your Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework. Best practices on collecting and analyzing data will be highlighted along with practical recommendations for teams to implement in order to get more out of the data that they collect. Types of data that will be discussed include universal screening data for behavior, office discipline referrals, suspensions/expulsions, restraints, attendance, PBIS surveys, and fidelity data.

47. ACT 48 Workshop: Supporting Struggling Learners in Mathematics through the Science of Math

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: K-5 General/Special Education Teachers, Special Education Liaisons, Paraeducators, Building Principals, Curriculum Directors, Interventionists, & Coaches

Dates: 11/10/2022

It is vitally important for all students, but especially students who struggle in mathematics, to have the opportunity to utilize sight, touch, hearing, and movement when learning mathematics. By developing a strong conceptual understanding of what the numbers and symbols represent, students are better able to make connections amongst various mathematical concepts and apply this understanding in different contexts. In this year long series, participants will learn about evidence-based practices in mathematics to provide equitable access for all students.

48. CPE Course: 4 Free Technology Essentials for Educators in the 21st Century

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators. Approved for AIU staff in: ESS/Special Ed, Vision.

Dates: 11/14/2022 to 12/5/2022

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 11/19/2022

INSTRUCTOR: Richard Roth

This is a streamlined, three-week course that focuses on free technology tools that can be used to enhance any classroom. ScreenCast-O-Matic is a free tool used to easily create videos, screencasts, or online lessons, where you can show your computer screen and your lesson to your students. This course will also focus on Google Forms for formative assessment and online data collection and analysis, and Kahoot! (a type of bar trivia for students that can be used as a formative assessment, individual or cooperative assignments, and for group classroom activities. Any questions at all about the course content, please feel free to email the instructor, Rick Roth, at rothr@nhsd.net.

Online CPE courses take place in our Canvas learning management system [LMS]. Course instructor(s) will email each registrant 1-2 days prior to the start date of the course with instructions on how to access and log into Canvas LMS to begin the course. Please check your email Inbox and Spam folder for the instructor's message. If you do not receive an email message by noon on the first day of the course, please email, Linda Muller.

49. CPE Course: Building Bridges - Working with (Difficult) Parents

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators. Approved for AIU staff in: BVIP, D/HH, DART, ESL, ESS/Special Ed, SLP, Vision

Dates: 11/14/2022 to 12/9/2022

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 11/9/2021

INSTRUCTOR: Kathleen Himes


Required Text: participants must obtain the following text for this course. This text can be ordered online; it may also be available for download to a mobile text reader.

Title: How to Handle Difficult Parents: Proven Solutions for Teachers, 2nd edition. Author: Tingley, Suzanne ISBN-13: 978-1593639587

Parent management skills are just as important as classroom management skills. Parents can reinforce concepts and expectations, and provide both academic and behavioral support which directly effects student success. Parents can also hinder and cause strain on the academic success of students. This course provides strategies and techniques to handle difficult parents, strengthen parent communication, and bridge the gap between home and school. This course also supports the teacher's role in effectively facilitating parent conferences. A teacher's ability to engage not only students but parents as well is crucial to the overall academic and personal achievements of our youth.

Online CPE courses are facilitated through Canvas learning management system [LMS]. Course instructor(s) will email registrants 1-2 days prior to the course start date with instructions on how to access and log into Canvas LMS to begin the course. Please check your email Inbox and Spam folder for the instructor's message. If you do not receive an email message by noon on the first day of the course, please email Linda Muller. Thank you.

50. CPE Course: Project-Based Learning and Challenge-Based Learning

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators. Approved for AIU staff in: ESS

Dates: 11/14/2022 to 12/10/2022

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 11/9/2022

INSTRUCTOR: Jill Brooks


In order to keep pace with a rapidly changing world, teachers need to infuse 21st century skills into their classrooms. The students of today need to be prepared to enter a world that requires them to be able to think critically, create, communicate and collaborate to solve meaningful problems. Problem-Based Learning and Challenge-Based Learning are two instructional strategies, when used can accomplish these goals. In this three credit course, through a series of lessons, videos and various other activities, participants will learn the basic pedagogy, benefits and framework of Project-Based Learning and Challenged-Based Learning.

Online CPE courses are facilitated through Canvas learning management system [LMS]. Course instructor(s) will email registrants 1-2 days prior to the course start date with instructions on how to access and log into Canvas LMS to begin the course. Please check your email Inbox and Spam folder for the instructor's message. If you do not receive an email message by noon on the first day of the course, please email Linda Muller. Thank you.

51. ACT 48 Workshop: The Kennywood Archives

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: K-12 SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHERS

Dates: 11/14/2022

The Kennywood archives are open! Explore ways to energize your students' learning history through our iconic regional and beloved institution: Kennywood! Participants will have access to historical records of the park and engage in a discussion of the history of the park itself.

52. ACT 48 Workshop: 2022-2023 TCCAC (Transition Coordinating Council of Allegheny County) Meetings

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Educational Professionals, Parents, Agency Providers

Dates: 11/16/2022

TCCAC meetings will be held in 5 sessions throughout the 2022-23 school year. Each session is designed to educate transition coordinators, educational professionals, parents, and agency providers to support transition age youth with disabilities successfully navigate their pathway toward graduation.

53. ACT 48 Workshop: LETRS Volume 1 AIU Cohort

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: K-5 General Education Teachers, K-12 Special Education Teachers, Reading Specialists, Interventionists, ESL Teachers, educators and administrators interested in literacy

Dates: 11/16/2022 to 5/11/2023

Developed by renowned literacy experts Dr. Louisa Moats and Dr. Carol Tolman, LETRS® is a flexible literacy professional development solution for preK-12 educators. LETRS earned the International Dyslexia Association's Accreditation and provides teachers with the skills they need to master the fundamentals of reading instruction-phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, and language. LETRS empowers teachers to understand the what, why, and how of scientifically based reading instruction Unit 1 The Challenge of Learning to Read Unit 2 The Speech Sounds of English Unit 3 Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling Unit 4 Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition COMMITMENT OF TIME Independent Reading: 33 hours Online LETRS Platform: 15 hours Synchronous and In-Person PD: 22 hours Total of 70 Act 48 Hours Available How to Join the Cohort 1. Register on Frontline 2. Complete this Google Form to provide shipping instructions: Registration Form Registration deadline: October 10, 2022 Materials Cost: $375 per participant/ includes Volume 1 manual and one year of online access Invoicing will be processed upon registration. Checks or purchase orders/POs must be received by October 27, 2022 or registration will be canceled. Materials will be shipped directly to your home or school address. Contact: Registration questions: Morgan Bayless morgan.bayless@aiu3.net Payment questions: Jessica Shanahan jessica.shanahan@aiu3.net Content questions: Kate Stuckey katherine.stuckey@aiu3.net

54. ACT 48 Workshop: Building a Master Schedule to Support Your MTSS Framework

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: School Counselors/Psychologists, Building Principals and Other Building-Level Administrators, Curriculum Directors, Special Education Liaisons

Dates: 11/17/2022

Join the AIU TAC MTSS team and Dr. Michael Rettig of School Scheduling Associates for these sessions regarding harnessing the power of your master schedule to improve instructional minutes. School scheduling associates, LLC is dedicated to the proposition that time is a valuable resource and that school scheduling - designing quality elementary school schedules, middle school schedules and high school schedules - is far more important than the simple mechanical assignment of students to teachers, spaces, and time periods. They aim to harness the power of the school schedule to address problems and facilitate the successful implementation of effective instructional practices. For more information, visit: HTTPS://WWW.SCHOOLSCHEDULINGASSOCIATES.COM/ Participants can attend one or both sessions.

55. ACT 48 Workshop: Educational Benefit Review (EBR): The EBR Process and Building Capacity for Your EBR Team

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Special Education Administrator and principals

Dates: 11/17/2022

The Educational Benefit Review (EBR) training is provided to ensure students with IEPs are receiving educational benefit. Session #1 Introduction, facilitation of EBR, and coaching practices. EBR coaches will identify/target specific areas related to an elementary/secondary school age sample, identify best practices and areas associated with improvement in their districts. EBR coaches will discuss how to enhance the composition of their district's IEPs centered around the EBR process. Session #2 EBR with Teams: EBR Coach will provide hands-on facilitation & coaching with their designated EBR team using 3 consecutive years of one student's IEP.

56. ACT 48 Workshop: Building a Master Schedule to Support Your MTSS Framework

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: School Counselors/Psychologists, Building Principals and Other Building-Level Administrators, Curriculum Directors, Special Education Liaisons

Dates: 11/17/2022

Join the AIU TAC MTSS team and Dr. Michael Rettig of School Scheduling Associates for these sessions regarding harnessing the power of your master schedule to improve instructional minutes. School scheduling associates, LLC is dedicated to the proposition that time is a valuable resource and that school scheduling - designing quality elementary school schedules, middle school schedules and high school schedules - is far more important than the simple mechanical assignment of students to teachers, spaces, and time periods. They aim to harness the power of the school schedule to address problems and facilitate the successful implementation of effective instructional practices. For more information, visit: HTTPS://WWW.SCHOOLSCHEDULINGASSOCIATES.COM/ Participants can attend one or both sessions.

57. CPE Course: The First Days of School: How to be an Effective Teacher

Program: CPE Courses

Dates: 11/18/2022 to 12/16/2022

Meeting Times: Online


Registration for this course closes on 11/15/2022


INSTRUCTOR: Dr. William Yerger

Required Text: participants must obtain the following text for this course. This text can be ordered online; it may also be available for download to a mobile text reader. Please wait to order the course text until after you receive a confirmation email that your course tuition payment has been processed. Waiting until AIU processes tuition payments for a course will ensure that you won't need to return a text for a canceled course.

Title: The First Days of School: How To Be An Effective Teacher, 5th Edition. Author: Harry K. Wong, Harry K. Wong Publications. ISBN-13: 978-0976423386

This course walks the educator 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 and just as much as for the seasoned professional! This course will provide educators with a goldmine to pertinent information to make not only the first day of school but every day run smoothly adding other numerous strategies besides what's in the book. This may be one of the most amazing books on teaching practices you will ever read! Strategies for virtual and hybrid instruction will be addressed. You will be able to complete assignments ahead of the required dates to adjust to your schedule. There are no required Zoom or group meetings. This class is meant to be stress free.

Online CPE courses are facilitated through Canvas learning management system [LMS]. Course instructor(s) will email registrants 1-2 days prior to the course start date with instructions on how to access and log into Canvas LMS to begin the course. Please check your email Inbox and Spam folder for the instructor's message. If you do not receive an email message by noon on the first day of the course, please email Linda Muller. Thank you.

58. CPE Course: Coping Skills: Teacher and Student Wellness

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators, school counselors and education specialists

Dates: 11/21/2022 to 12/16/2022

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 11/16/2022
INSTRUCTOR: Kathleen Himes

Required Text: participants must obtain the following text for this course. This text can be ordered online; it may also be available for download to a mobile text reader. Please wait to order the course text until 3-5 days prior to the course start date, after you receive a confirmation email that your course tuition payment has been processed. Waiting until AIU processes tuition payments for a course will ensure that you won't need to return a text for a canceled course.

Title: Coping Skills for Kids Workbook, 2018. Author: Janine Halloran, MA, LMHC. PESI Publishing, ISBN-13: 9781683731221

This online course will allow participants to analyze how coping skills can be used to manage daily emotions and stress in the world of academia. There are coping skills that are proactive and others that are reactive. Participants will identify, differentiate, choose and be encouraged to engage in a variety of coping mechanisms. Basic needs must be met and mental health must be addressed before learning can take place. Participants will develop an action plan for both students and teachers (themselves) in order to implement appropriate coping skills so academic and professional goals can be met.

Online CPE courses are facilitated through Canvas learning management system [LMS]. Course instructor(s) will email registrants 1-2 days prior to the course start date with instructions on how to access and log into Canvas LMS to begin the course. Please check your email Inbox and Spam folder for the instructor's message. If you do not receive an email message by noon on the first day of the course, please email Linda Muller. Thank you.

59. CPE Course: Moving From Problems to Solutions - Building Resiliency Skills

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators. Approved for AIU staff in: BVIP, D/HH, ESS/Special Ed, NPSP, Vision

Dates: 11/22/2022 to 12/13/2022

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 11/17/2022

INSTRUCTORS: Rhonda Bielawski and Elaine Obidowski


How do we maximize our influence to make a difference? Students of today face an increasingly complex variety of problems. The ability to successfully adapt to adversity can sometimes mean the difference between achievement and failure. In this course, we will recognize and develop the protective factors which fosters resiliency in students. We will explore the role Student Assistance has with developing resiliency, and the latest research on resiliency.

Online CPE courses are facilitated through Canvas learning management system [LMS]. Course instructor(s) will email registrants 1-2 days prior to the course start date with instructions on how to access and log into Canvas LMS to begin the course. Please check your email Inbox and Spam folder for the instructor's message. If you do not receive an email message by noon on the first day of the course, please email Linda Muller. Thank you.

60. CPE Course: A New Look at Working with Students with Autism

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators. Approved for AIU staff in: DART, Speech & Language, Hearing and Vision and ESS.

Dates: 11/25/2022 to 12/16/2022

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 11/22/2022

INSTRUCTOR: Michael and Rhonda Bielawski


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

Online CPE courses are facilitated through Canvas learning management system [LMS]. Course instructor(s) will email registrants 1-2 days prior to the course start date with instructions on how to access and log into Canvas LMS to begin the course. Please check your email Inbox and Spam folder for the instructor's message. If you do not receive an email message by noon on the first day of the course, please email Linda Muller. Thank you.

61. ACT 48 Workshop: PA Health & Physical Education Pre-K Knowledge and Skills-Based Outcomes

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Pre-K Physical Education and Health Teachers

Dates: 11/29/2022

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This hands-on training will examine the proposed new skills-based standards that reflect current trends, practices, and concepts as well as appropriate terminology. Participants will be provided time to work with the new outcomes, applying them to areas in their own curricula, and will be aware of how the shift to skills-based standards will encourage all students to be lifelong and healthy learners. This session also provides an in-depth training on the PA HPED Skills and Knowledge-Based outcomes. Participants will learn how to interpret the outcomes then create a scope and sequence followed by a review of a sample health and physical education lesson plan.

62. ACT 48 Workshop: Student Focused SEL: It's Not Just One More Thing

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: K-12 General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Interventionists and Coaches, School Counselors, Social Workers

Dates: 12/5/2022 to 12/6/2022

Research states that 30% of elementary and middle school students now experience adjustment problems severe enough to warrant counseling; and in economically disadvantaged schools it exceeds far worse as upwards of 60% (Brackett, 2019). Our children and youths have stress levels that far surpass those of adults.

63. ACT 48 Workshop: Teaching New Skills to Build Learner Independence Series

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: K-12 Special Education Teachers, Interventionists/Coaches, Special Education Liaisons

Dates: 12/15/2022

This training series is designed for special education teachers looks for more explicit instruction and strategies to support learners with complex learning challenges. We will explore ways to build student independence across four topics: task analysis, shaping & chaining for academics and ADLs, emotional regulation, leisure skills and play.

64. ACT 48 Workshop: Teaching New Skills to Build Learner Independence Series

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: K-12 Special Education Teachers, Interventionists/Coaches, Special Education Liaisons

Dates: 12/15/2022

This training series is designed for special education teachers looks for more explicit instruction and strategies to support learners with complex learning challenges. We will explore ways to build student independence across four topics: task analysis, shaping & chaining for academics and ADLs, emotional regulation, leisure skills and play.

65. ESL 5 Course: Assessment and Support for English Language Learners

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Current ESL educators or educators who are seeking ESL specialist certification.

Dates: 1/4/2023 to 3/20/2023

Meeting Times: First in person class: Wednesday, 1/4/2023 from 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm; Saturday classes: 1/7, 1/14, 1/21 from 8:00 am - 11:30 am; Final class: 3/20/2023 from 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm (in person classes meet at AIU3 central office)

Registration for this course closes on 12/29/2022

Required Text: participants must obtain the following text in order to successfully complete this course. This text can be ordered online in new or used condition; it may also be available for download to Kindle or other mobile text readers. Please wait to order the course text until 3-5 days prior to the course start date, after you receive a confirmation email that your course tuition payment has been processed. Waiting until AIU processes tuition payments for a course will ensure that you won't need to return a text for a canceled course.


Assessing English Language Learners: Bridges to Educational Equity (2nd ed). Author: Gottlieb, Margo. ISBN: 978-1483381060


Assessing and supporting English Language Learners can be challenging for teachers and students. As English language learners in grades K-12 acquire English, there needs to be appropriate and valid measures in place when assessing their progress. Assessment tools need to be based upon individual proficiency levels of students. In this course, student teachers will gain exposure to the tools necessary to assess English Language Learners. The course will offer knowledge on benchmarks for each English proficiency level.

ESL teachers demonstrate and share knowledge and techniques of appropriate assessments with a range of stakeholders. This includes the ability to administer required testing as well as to make accommodations to such testing when appropriate; the expertise to help colleagues and families understand how assessment can be designed and interpreted to best demonstrate what ELLs know and are able to do; the use of data generated by multiple measures to ensure that ELLs have access to a quality language instructional program; Revised 12/18/2017 and to make progress toward benchmarks and display academic growth while receiving services within an ESL program.

66. ACT 48 Workshop: Writing Compliant & Meaningful IEPS

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: This course is intended for special education teachers or any educator that is responsible for writing and monitoring IEPs.

Dates: 1/10/2023 to 1/31/2023

Join the AIU TaC for a complete a comprehensive series that is designed to build the internal capacity of special educators when writing compliant and meaningful IEPs. The series span two dates including, January 10, 2023 and January 31, 2023. As a result of this series, participants will learn how to better engage in authentic assessment and data-driven decision-making to develop meaningful IEPs that also meet the compliant requirements from PDE and the Bureau of Special Education. Importantly, the participant will strengthen his or her ability and skill-set to write comprehensive, legally defensible IEPs.

67. ACT 48 Workshop: ELA Symposium: Engagement Strategies for Reading Comprehension (Grades 6-8)

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: ELA Teachers in Grades 3-5, Administrators

Dates: 1/10/2023

The ELA Symposium is the Reading Achievement Center's annual workshop addressing a critical need for strengthening teacher practice that improves student achievement. This session, for ELA teachers in grades 6-8, will focus on engagement strategies for reading comprehension.

68. ACT 48 Workshop: Advanced Phonics Instruction

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Grades 3-8 General/Special Educators, Interventionists/Coaches, & Reading Specialists

Dates: 1/12/2023

This session will highlight the concepts related to multisyllable word reading including word origin, syllable types, syllable division, and instruction in morphemes. Participants will survey procedures for explicit instruction, including multi-sensory techniques to support struggling readers with the Latin and Greek layers of English.

69. ACT 48 Workshop: 2022-2023 TCCAC (Transition Coordinating Council of Allegheny County) Meetings

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Educational Professionals, Parents, Agency Providers

Dates: 1/18/2023

TCCAC meetings will be held in 5 sessions throughout the 2022-23 school year. Each session is designed to educate transition coordinators, educational professionals, parents, and agency providers to support transition age youth with disabilities successfully navigate their pathway toward graduation.

70. ACT 48 Workshop: Morning Meeting Reboot

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: K-12 General/Special Education Teachers & Interventionists/Coaches

Dates: 1/26/2023

Are you tired of singing to yourself? Morning meeting can be more than a check-in with the weather bear, a review of days of the week, and a playlist of songs. Learn new ways to meaningfully engage your students across all grade levels and increase opportunities to respond. Ideas for Kindergarten through transition age will be provided with specific focus on students with complex language and learning needs in both specialized class programs and in inclusive settings.

71. HISTORICAL THINKING IN THE MIDDLE GRADES

Program: Other Registered Events

Audience: Teachers of history in the middle grades (5-8).

Dates: 1/26/2023 to 4/19/2023

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This is a 3-workshop series with an April, 2023 date scheduled as a make-up date (if needed).

The fee for this workshop series is $300 to cover the cost of materials.

Registration closes for this event on January 20, 2023.
Questions? Please contact: Linda Muller

Geared toward teachers of history in the middle grades (5-8), this professional development workshop series provides participants with an in-depth experience in utilizing inquiry-based lessons. This sequence of workshops seeks to break the lecture/note-taking/testing cycle and guide teachers toward a more student-centered pedagogy.

The goals of Historical Thinking in the Middle Grades are:

1. Delving into the concepts of historical thinking models backed by research and experience

2. Practicing the design, planning and instructional techniques involved in historical thinking usage

3. Experiencing a myriad of resources that support historical thinking in middle grade classrooms

4. Aligning PA Content Standards and PA Core Standards to history instruction

5. Creating and utilizing assessments that measure students' comprehension of historical thinking concepts

72. ONLINE Act 48 PD Series: Comprehension, Close Reading, and Complex Text: Laying the Foundation K-2

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Reading and ELA teachers in grades K-2

Dates: 2/1/2023

Transitioning students to the demands of the PA Core Standards is not a job just for teachers in the tested grades! This four-module series will support teachers in the primary grades in aligning their instructional practices to the PA Core. Participants will engage with teaching informational text, text dependent questions, close reading, scaffolding instruction using complex text, annotating text, designing rigorous tasks, and incorporating academic vocabulary into students' vocabularies, specifically focusing on how to implement these concepts into everyday practice. Cost: $450 per participant. Districts will be invoiced after the first module opens. When registering, please select "Purchase Order” as your payment method if the district is to be invoiced for the cost of the workshop. By registering, you certify that you have obtained supervisor permission to participate in this workshop, and your supervisor is aware of the professional development fee.

73. ACT 48 Workshop: Executive Function Skills: Why & How to Embed Them In Daily Instruction

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: General/Special Education Teachers, Interventionists/Coaches, Transition Coordinators, & Administrators

Dates: 2/1/2023

The integration and understanding of how "executive skills” are connected to the daily instruction of academic skills is essential to lifelong growth and success. Students do not enter their school age careers with their executive skill set intact.

74. ACT 48 Workshop: Making Executive Function Skills Part of Your Daily Instruction

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: General/Special Education Teachers, Transition Coordinators, Administrators

Dates: 2/1/2023

The integration and understanding of how "executive skills” are connected to the daily instruction of academic skills is essential to lifelong growth and success. Students do not enter their school age careers with their executive skill set intact.

75. ACT 48 Workshop: Advanced Phonics Instruction

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Grades 3-8 General/Special Educators, Interventionists/Coaches, & Reading Specialists

Dates: 2/2/2023

This session will highlight the concepts related to multisyllable word reading including word origin, syllable types, syllable division, and instruction in morphemes. Participants will survey procedures for explicit instruction, including multi-sensory techniques to support struggling readers with the Latin and Greek layers of English.

76. ACT 48 Workshop: Active Participation: Engage ALL Students in Classroom Instruction (Spring Series)

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: This series will be applicable to both elementary and secondary educators in general and special education settings. Participants should plan to attend the entire series as the session build upon one another.

Dates: 2/7/2023 to 3/7/2023

According to Dr. Anita Archer, "Explicit instruction is systematic, direct, engaging, and success oriented- and has been show to promote achievement for all students.” In this series, we will discuss the critical components of active engagement through Dr. Archer's work. Presenters will model active participation strategies in each session; therefore, attendees should be come prepared to actively engage with the content.

77. ACT 48 PD Series: Comprehension, Close Reading & Complex Text: Laying the Foundation K-2

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Primary Teachers of Reading (Grades K-2)

Dates: 2/8/2023 to 5/10/2023

Transitioning students to the demands of the PA Core Standards is not a job just for teachers in the tested grades! This four-session series will support teachers in the primary grades in aligning their instructional practices to the PA Core. Participants will engage with teaching informational text, text dependent questions, close reading, scaffolding instruction using complex text, annotating text, designing rigorous tasks, and incorporating academic vocabulary into students' vocabularies, specifically focusing on how to implement these concepts into everyday practice. Cost: $450 per participant. Districts will be invoiced after the first session. When registering, please select "Purchase Order” as your payment method if the district is to be invoiced for the cost of the workshop. By registering, you certify that you have obtained supervisor permission to participate in this workshop, and your supervisor is aware of the professional development fee.

78. ACT 48 Workshop: Supporting Struggling Learners in Mathematics through the Science of Math

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: K-5 General/Special Education Teachers, Special Education Liaisons, Paraeducators, Building Principals, Curriculum Directors, Interventionists, & Coaches

Dates: 2/9/2023

It is vitally important for all students, but especially students who struggle in mathematics, to have the opportunity to utilize sight, touch, hearing, and movement when learning mathematics. By developing a strong conceptual understanding of what the numbers and symbols represent, students are better able to make connections amongst various mathematical concepts and apply this understanding in different contexts. In this year long series, participants will learn about evidence-based practices in mathematics to provide equitable access for all students.

79. ESL 6 Course: English Language Learners, Families, Community and Professionalism

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Certified K-12 educators seeking ESL specialist certification; ESL teachers

Dates: 2/20/2023 to 4/17/2023

Meeting Times: First in person class: Monday, 2/20/2023 from 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm; Saturday classes: 2/25, 3/4, 3/11 from 8:00 am - 11:30 am; Final class: 4/17/2023 from 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm (in person classes meet at AIU3 central office)

Registration for this course closes on 2/15/2023

Required Text: participants must obtain the following text in order to successfully complete this course. This text can be ordered online in new or used condition; it may also be available for download to Kindle or other mobile text readers. Please wait to order the course text until 3-5 days prior to the course start date, after you receive a confirmation email that your course tuition payment has been processed. Waiting until AIU processes tuition payments for a course will ensure that you won't need to return a text for a canceled course.


Schoolwide Approaches to Educating ELLs [2011], Author: Soltero, Sonia W. ISBN: 978-0325029221


Most English language learners are from another country. They come in with anxieties and go through phases of cultural adjustments. Without the necessary support, it might be hard for them to transition smoothly and thus be able to learn English well and fast.

This course is geared toward equipping ESL teachers with the necessary tools to give ESL students the support they need while they undergo the challenges of transition. Issues that may arise concerning the support of students in the classroom, school and the community will be addressed.

80. ACT 48 Workshop: Improve Your Learning Environment: In-Person Training

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: General & Special Education Teachers

Dates: 2/22/2023 to 3/22/2023

Utilizing effective teaching principles and classroom management strategies when designing and delivering instruction can lead to the reduction of a large number of supervision issues. This comprehensive classroom management training will allow participants to explore the six Evidenced-Based Practices of Classroom Management and how they can be used to design an effective classroom management plan. Practical strategies, tips, and basic procedures that teachers can use to make favorable modifications in their students' behavior will be shared throughout the training.

81. ACT 48 Workshop: Supporting Literacy: Leveraging the SLPs' Expertise

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Speech Language Pathologists, General Education Teachers K-3, Special Education Teachers K-12

Dates: 3/7/2023

How can Speech Language Pathologists use their expertise to support students' growth in literacy? This session will explore the role of language in the development of literacy and the role Speech Language Pathologists can take in that process. Participants will delve into the science of reading and explore theoretical models of reading and the reading brain. Time will be devoted to application of practices including Sound Walls, phoneme-grapheme mapping, and supports for students with special considerations. SLPs are welcome to attend with a general education or special education teaching peer.

82. ACT 48 Workshop: Educational Benefit Review (EBR): The EBR Process and Building Capacity for Your EBR Team

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Special Education Administrator and principals

Dates: 3/9/2023

The Educational Benefit Review (EBR) training is provided to ensure students with IEPs are receiving educational benefit. Session #1 Introduction, facilitation of EBR, and coaching practices. EBR coaches will identify/target specific areas related to an elementary/secondary school age sample, identify best practices and areas associated with improvement in their districts. EBR coaches will discuss how to enhance the composition of their district's IEPs centered around the EBR process. Session #2 EBR with Teams: EBR Coach will provide hands-on facilitation & coaching with their designated EBR team using 3 consecutive years of one student's IEP.

83. ACT 48 Workshop: Science of Reading for Secondary Teachers: How to Instruct and Support Students who Struggle with Reading

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: General Building Principals and Other Building Level Administrators, Curriculum Directors, Special Education Liaisons

Dates: 3/9/2023

Join the AIU Training and Consultation MTSS Team as we explore the Science of Reading and how it influences students in grade 4-12. We will discuss the research, syllable types, and morphology. This session is appropriate for all general education teachers and special education teachers of any content area where students struggle with vocabulary, pronunciation of multisyllabic words, fluency, and/or comprehension.

84. ACT 48 Workshop: Social Emotional Learning Integration with PBIS at Tier 1 Team Series

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Anyone on Tier 1 PBIS Teams

Dates: 3/13/2023 to 4/20/2023

Teaching Social and Emotional Learning is an important part of the implementation of a behavior matrix. In order to model, teach, practice and reinforce these concepts PBIS teams need to understand the 5 Core Competencies and PA Career Ready Skills and how to integrate them within their framework. Teams will leverage data, systems, and practices to ensure outcomes are aligned to the acquisition and generalization of core competencies. Activities will include: action planning, data analysis, goal setting and self-assessment. On-site visits will be offered after each session.

85. ACT 48 Workshop: Moving Beyond Access: Supporting Equitable Outcomes for ALL Students

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: K-12 building-level and district-level administrators, principals, interventionists/coaches, curriculum directors, social workers, special education liaisons, counselors, and psychologists

Dates: 3/14/2023

In this hybrid series, participants will focus on the climate of belonging and the culture of dignity within their own contexts. Utilizing a model of transformational coaching, participants will self-reflect, enhance their knowledge, explore practices, and grow their sphere of influence to support equitable outcomes.

86. ACT 48 Workshop: Supporting Students with Autism: Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: General/Special Education Teachers, Interventionists & Coaches, Reading Specialists, Building Principals

Dates: 3/14/2023

Do you support students with autism who have difficulties with vocabulary development and reading comprehension? Please join us for a session focused on understanding the strands of language comprehension and how to effectively address these components in literacy instruction for all learners.

87. ACT 48 Workshop: 2022-2023 TCCAC (Transition Coordinating Council of Allegheny County) Meetings

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Educational Professionals, Parents, Agency Providers

Dates: 3/15/2023

TCCAC meetings will be held in 5 sessions throughout the 2022-23 school year. Each session is designed to educate transition coordinators, educational professionals, parents, and agency providers to support transition age youth with disabilities successfully navigate their pathway toward graduation.

88. ACT 48 Reporting: Utilizing Trauma Responsive Practices in the Classroom

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: K-12 School Personnel (i.e. teachers, principals, interventionists, etc.)

Dates: 3/20/2023

This training series is designed for classroom practitioners to gain a deeper understanding on the prevalence and impact of trauma in the classroom as well as the greater school community. The session will focus on specific trauma responsive classroom practices that can be embedded within daily classroom routines.

89. ACT 48 Workshop: MTSS Administrative Overview

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: School Counselors/Psychologists, Building Principals/Other Building-Level Administrators, Curriculum Directors, Special Education Liaisons, District-Level Administrators, Interventionists/Coaches, and Reading Specialists

Dates: 3/21/2023

Join the AIU TaC MTSS Team for this overview of an MTSS framework. This session will cover the basics of an MTSS framework, focus on the importance of each of the tiers, review and analyze the structure of an effective grade-level team meetings, and discuss potential next steps. This session is recommended to anyone considering working with the AIU MTSS Team or needing support in any of the tiers.

90. ACT 48 Workshop: Supporting Students with Autism: Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: General/Special Education Teachers, Interventionists & Coaches, Reading Specialists, Building Principals

Dates: 3/28/2023

Do you support students with autism who have difficulties with vocabulary development and reading comprehension? Please join us for a session focused on understanding the strands of language comprehension and how to effectively address these components in literacy instruction for all learners.

91. ACT 48 Workshop: Student Focused SEL: It's Not Just One More Thing

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: K-12 General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Interventionists and Coaches, School Counselors, Social Workers

Dates: 3/29/2023 to 3/30/2023

Research states that 30% of elementary and middle school students now experience adjustment problems severe enough to warrant counseling; and in economically disadvantaged schools it exceeds far worse as upwards of 60% (Brackett, 2019). Our children and youths have stress levels that far surpass those of adults.

92. ACT 48 Workshop: When a Positive Learning Environment Isn't Enough: Advanced Strategies to Support Individuals in the Classroom

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: This session is designed for school personnel in grades K-8

Dates: 4/3/2023

The training will focus on supporting any student who exhibits behaviors that are barriers to their learning or that of others. Discussion will include tools to identify behavioral patterns and aligning those patterns to the appropriate strategy. These are interventions and strategies that are most effective for students who require more intensive class-wide and individual motivational strategies and should be paired with effective classroom management systems.

93. ACT 48 Workshop: 2022-2023 TCCAC (Transition Coordinating Council of Allegheny County) Meetings

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Educational Professionals, Parents, Agency Providers

Dates: 4/12/2023

TCCAC meetings will be held in 5 sessions throughout the 2022-23 school year. Each session is designed to educate transition coordinators, educational professionals, parents, and agency providers to support transition age youth with disabilities successfully navigate their pathway toward graduation.

94. ACT 48 Workshop: Supporting Struggling Learners in Mathematics through the Science of Math

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: K-5 General/Special Education Teachers, Special Education Liaisons, Paraeducators, Building Principals, Curriculum Directors, Interventionists, & Coaches

Dates: 4/13/2023

It is vitally important for all students, but especially students who struggle in mathematics, to have the opportunity to utilize sight, touch, hearing, and movement when learning mathematics. By developing a strong conceptual understanding of what the numbers and symbols represent, students are better able to make connections amongst various mathematical concepts and apply this understanding in different contexts. In this year long series, participants will learn about evidence-based practices in mathematics to provide equitable access for all students.

95. ACT 48 Workshop: SWPBIS Coaches Networking and PLC Meeting: Elementary K-5 & Secondary 6-12

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: PBIS Coaches and PBIS Team Leaders

Dates: 5/9/2023

The PBIS Coaches Networking & Professional Learning Community (PLC) is a chance for PBIS leaders to meet regularly, share expertise, and establish a culture of collaboration in order to increase the academic and behavioral performance of students across our county. This PLC will allow Coaches and PBIS Leaders to build capacity around the continuation of developing systems, data, and practices. By networking with each other, each coach will have the opportunity to learn strategies around removing barriers and reaching successful outcomes. This face to face meeting will be a way for PBIS teams to celebrate the end of the year by sharing key strategies of successful implementation.

96. ACT 48 Workshop: 2022-2023 TCCAC (Transition Coordinating Council of Allegheny County) Meetings

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Educational Professionals, Parents, Agency Providers

Dates: 5/15/2023

TCCAC meetings will be held in 5 sessions throughout the 2022-23 school year. Each session is designed to educate transition coordinators, educational professionals, parents, and agency providers to support transition age youth with disabilities successfully navigate their pathway toward graduation.