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1. CPE Course: A+ Ideas for Every Student's Success

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 6/24/2019 to 7/19/2019

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/19/19

INSTRUCTOR: Colleen Anzio


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.


Title: A+ Ideas for Every Student's Success Author: Rohm, Robert ISBN-13: 978-0964108097


This course is designed to improve academic performance, increase productivity, and encourage self-esteem in students through appropriate use of classroom management techniques and motivational strategies in the class. The participant will become acquainted with the various personality profiles, including their own, and strategies to encourage an atmosphere conducive to the students' ultimate learning ability. Participants will develop an awareness of how their profile interacts with student profiles, and with this knowledge adapt lessons accordingly. The strategies will be presented to promote positive teacher/student interaction, gain insight on predicting a students' behavior, and knowing how to uniquely respond to the students differentiated styles.

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

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 6/24/2019 to 7/15/2019

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/19/19

INSTRUCTOR: Richard Roth


Any Device Technology Tools in K-12 is a course that will explore a vast array of assessment, interactive, creation, and collaboration technology tools that are compatible on various types of devices. Implementing tools that are "device independent" is becoming more important as more school districts are employing 1 to 1 and "bring your own device" initiatives. Tools that function on iOS, Android, and PC/Mac computers are essential in environments with a variety of devices available. Participants will be creating authentic educational assessments and activities that will motivate and captivate the interest of the modern student, for the purpose of increasing student achievement. Tools discussed in this course include: Socrative, Google Forms, Padlet, Quizlet, Remind, and others. Mastery of these tools will increase the efficiency of the educator and improve his/her ability to relate to and motivate 21st century students, thus preparing the students to not only to achieve more, but also for success in transitioning to the workplace of the future.

3. CPE Course: Backwards: The Flipped Classroom Concept

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 6/24/2019 to 7/12/2019

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/19/19

INSTRUCTOR: Kathleen Himes


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.


Title: Flipping the Classroom - Unconventional Classroom: A Comprehensive Guide to Constructing the Classroom of the Future. Paperback. Author: Ogles, Matthew Ralston ISBN-13: 978-0990003625


The role of the classroom teacher is evolving. Students have access to a plethora of information in a technology and media saturated society. With so much available at students' fingertips, why not make your class lessons available so that main concepts and basic vocabulary can be introduced before students arrive to your class? A flipped classroom is one that allows for information to be introduced to students outside the classroom and allows for more teacher facilitated assignments and applications in the classroom. Teacher facilitation during these times is much more critical. This course provides participates with detailed step-by-step plans and directives on how to begin transitioning their traditional classroom to create a flipped classroom. This course will guide participants through the process of creating basic presentations and links for students to view outside the classroom. This course also places great emphasis on how participants can continue to address the needs of their diverse student populations, considering special needs and language barriers as part of the flipped classroom concept.

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

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 6/24/2019 to 7/9/2019

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/19/19

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.

5. CPE Course: Digital Literacy

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 6/24/2019 to 7/15/2019

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/19/19

INSTRUCTOR: Jill Brooks


Students today are known as the "Touch-Screen Generation." These students do not know of a time when computers did not exist. They are immersed in technology and many any use mobile devices and smart phones. They know how to tweet and post images but are they digitally literate? Do they know how to analyze and interpret the information they acquired from a Google search? Can students use digital tools appropriately? In this three-credit online course participants will explore the skills necessary to be a digitally literate teacher and the role they play in creating and supporting digitally literate students. By the conclusion of the course, participants will have not only a collection of activities and lessons that they created, but also the confidence to use these digital tools and resources effectively.

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

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators

Dates: 6/24/2019 to 7/15/2019

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/19/19

INSTRUCTOR: Kristina Rose


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.


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. Strong and healthy relationships can promote better student learning and increase their overall performance. This course will focus on how to communicate effectively, how to provide a friendly, successful, and productive learning environment, using your words to influence, effective questioning techniques, how to motivate students and give them a desire to learn, to ensure the right climate for learning, become more aware of your verbal and non-verbal cues, using your voice effectively, and most importantly to engage your students so they look forward to your classroom and WANT to work for you. It is extremely important that students WANT to LISTEN to you. A bond between a teacher and student can go beyond the classroom and last a lifetime.

7. CPE Course: Using Instructional Technology and Media to Improve Student Achievement

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 6/24/2019 to 7/22/2019

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/19/19

INSTRUCTOR: Jeff Taylor


This course will offer a systematic, yet very engaging, approach for using technology and media to improve student achievement in the 21st century. This approach is based on the ASSURE model, which helps teachers plan effective, integrated lessons following a six-step process. This course will explore both traditional technologies and innovative, cutting-edge approaches to selecting, using, and evaluating instructional technology and media in order to improve student achievement.

8. ESL 1 Course: Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Certified K-12 educators seeking ESL specialist certification

Dates: 6/24/2019 to 10/22/2019

Meeting Times: In person classes: 6/24-28, 2019 from 8 am - 11:30 am; Final class: 10/22/2019 from 5:30 pm - 8 pm (in person classes meet at AIU3 central office)

Registration for this course closes on 6/18/19

Required Text: There is no required textbook for this course - a variety of reports and articles will be provided.


This is a basic introductory course to English as a Second Language. It will include the five domains of teaching English language learners - culture, language, planning instruction, assessment, and professionalism. Emphasis is placed on the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) teaching standards and the ESL K-12 standards. Teachers will examine research-based practices in relation to the five domains and identify their role as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher.

9. CPE Course: Achieving Excellence - 14/17 Things That Matter Most

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 6/25/2019 to 7/25/2019

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/20/19

INSTRUCTOR: Colleen Anzio


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.


Title: What Great Teachers do Differently: 14/17 Things That Matter Most, 2nd edition. Author: Whitaker Todd ISBN-13: 978-1596671997


This 3 credit online course is designed to describe the beliefs, attitudes, and interactions that form an atmosphere conducive to learning in our best classrooms and schools. It focuses primarily on specific things that great teachers, legendary teachers do. The book, What Great Teachers Do Differently, is filled with strategies and ideas to motivate students. There are many meaningful websites to stimulate your students and simple suggestions that you can integrate into your current routine.

10. 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: 6/26/2019 to 7/17/2019

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/21/19

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.

11. 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: 6/26/2019 to 7/17/2019

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/21/19

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.

12. CPE Course - Tech Tools for the 21st Century

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 7/1/2019 to 7/20/2019

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/26/19

INSTRUCTOR: Jill Brooks


No two students learn the same way. In this three-credit online course learn how to use technology to create a learning environment in which all students can achieve their very best. Explore the latest tech tools that are available for the K-12 classroom and how to use these trending tools to differentiate any lesson or activity. The course content will provide participants with ideas and activities on how to use social media, podcasts, gamification tools, websites, and much, much more. By the conclusion of the course, participants will not only have a collection of activities and lessons that they created for their classroom, but also the confidence to use the tech tools successfully. When using technology, students are more engaged. A more engaged student learns. More learning leads to higher student achievement.

13. 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: 7/1/2019 to 7/22/2019

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/26/19

INSTRUCTOR: Richard Roth


A course designed for K-12 Educators to identify, improve, and enhance their own 21st Century Skills so that they may assist the achievement of their own 21st Century students. This online course will focus on the classroom use of free technology tools such as ScreenCast-o-Matic (in conjuction with YouTube) to create or help students create online lessons, 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 and feedback tool). Educators will learn how to create useable lessons that can be put online and/or used in the classroom for instruction, enrichment, or differentiation. Participants will also learn and feel comfortable with using the formative assessment and data collection tools that are discussed in the course.

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

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 7/1/2019 to 7/19/2019

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/26/19.

INSTRUCTOR: Kathleen Himes


Being Mindful: Teacher and Student Wellness is a course that explores and allows participants to 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 that awareness, insightfulness and presence are established so academic goals can be met.

15. CPE Course: Designing Making and Makerspaces for K-12 Schools

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 7/1/2019 to 7/31/2019

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/26/19

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Jacie Maslyk


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.


Title: STEAM Makers: Fostering Creativity and Innovation in the Elementary Classroom Author: Maslyk, Jacie ISBN-13: 978-1506311241


The goal of this course is to impact student learning by increasing teacher knowledge and skills of the best practices for teaching maker learning. Additionally, this online course is designed to elevate student learning by supporting the development of logical reasoning, critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity among K-12 students. Making is certainly enjoyable, but research suggests that it also enhances higher order thinking. Educators will learn how to create usable lessons that can be delivered traditionally, in a hybrid style of learning environment, or exclusively online that meet the rigor of the Pa Core Standards.

"Designing Making and Makerspaces in K-12 Schools" course is designed for educators to explore the history of the Maker Movement, curate free and inexpensive resources to use with students; adapt sound pedagogical approaches to infuse Making into existing curricula, and develop practical materials and methods to aid in Maker education.

16. CPE Course: Group Work Dynamics - Collaboration and Assessment

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Online

Dates: 7/1/2019 to 7/24/2019

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/26/19

INSTRUCTOR: Kristina Rose


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.


Title: Productive Group Work: How to Engage Students, Build Teamwork, and Promote Understanding, 1st edition. Authors: Frey, Nancy; Fisher, Douglas, and Everlove, Sandi ISBN-13: 978-1416608837


This course focuses on instructional and managerial techniques to encourage success of all students when working in groups, building camaraderie, interpersonal skills, effective communication, and respectful responses to their peers opinions and beliefs. Participants will design challenging and engaging group tasks that ensure group and individual accountability. Effective assessment of group work will be analyzed by creating rubrics that enable individual grading within a group. Participants will identify ways to adapt group projects to enable this individual grading. Participants will design and differentiate multiple strategies to create interdependence and positive interaction among students during group work, determine how groups or pairing will be decided, accommodate mixed readiness levels, introduce collaborative learning routines, and facilitate the actual work in progress. Learning to work together to resolve a common goal is pertinent to succeed in future work and career endeavors. Feeling accepted, respected, and having confidence when working with peers, will in turn motivate students to thrive academically.

17. CPE Course: Improving Reading and Writing Using Children's Literature

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 7/1/2019 to 7/26/2019

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/26/19

INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Metinko


This course is designed to introduce and explore wonderful examples of children's literature and ways to implement their use in the classroom. As we move through this course, we will be looking at children's literature, from pre-school nursery rhymes and picture books that are read to children, to the stories, myths, legends, and chapter books that children read on their own in the elementary grades and early middle school years. The primary focus is the development of your appreciation for children's literature and how it should be included in all subject areas to enhance student learning and to make children lovers of reading. In addition, by truly incorporating children's literature throughout subject areas, we provide the time for children to learn to love literature and to become lifelong readers. This course will introduce participants to examples of the various genres of children's literature, explore writing styles and techniques, enhance their understanding and enjoyment of children's literature and reading, and facilitate their growth as an advocate, proponent, and reader of children's literature. Finally, participants will have multiple opportunities to demonstrate how they would select and use children's literature within their classrooms, creating sequences of lessons to authenticate the coordination and interrelation of literature, reading, speaking, and writing skills.

18. CPE Course: ADHD in Education

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 7/3/2019 to 7/24/2019

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/28/19

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.

19. CPE Course: Connecting with Kids

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 7/3/2019 to 7/24/2019

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/28/19

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.

20. CPE Course: Autism in Pop Culture

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 7/5/2019 to 8/9/2019

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 7/1/19

INSTRUCTORS: Michael and Rhonda Bielawski


As much as we may wish it were not so, we cannot ignore the power of pop-culture and the influence it has had, and will continue to have, on the public perception of autism. If you asked the person on the street his or her notion of what autism is and to provide some point of reference ½ the gem lodged in popular public consciousness is "that guy in Rain Man." Those familiar with the wide spectrum of ASD clearly understand that this pop-culture archetype represents only a fraction of the true picture. In the absence of any other information (that doesn't require actually going out and finding it), what people see from these sources is what they will believe and what they will think is the truth about Autism. This course explores how Autism is portrayed in pop culture. Participants will be responsible for buying or borrowing the following books and movies: Mark Haddon's novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Cammie McGovern's novel, Eye Contact, Jonathn Safran Foer's novel, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, as well as the films Napoleon Dynamite and Rain Man.

21. CPE Course: 21st Century Skills

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 7/8/2019 to 7/27/2019

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 7/2/19

INSTRUCTOR: Jill Brooks


The world that our students will enter after high school is changing on a daily basis. In order to compete in today's technology-driven world, students need to know how to function on a global scale. Teachers and administrators need to provide students with skills for jobs that do not even exist yet. Students need 21st Century Skills and teachers need to know what 21st Century Skills are and how to incorporate and develop creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication skills. In this three- credit online course, participants will explore 21st Century Skills, describe the unique characteristics of a 21st Century learner and design lessons that develop this skill set.

22. CPE Course: A-Z Guide on Positive Discipline - Solutions for Classroom Behavior Problems

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 7/8/2019 to 8/7/2019

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 7/2/19

INSTRUCTOR: Colleen Anzio


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.


Title: Positive Discipline: A Teacher's A-Z Guide, (Revised 2nd edition): Hundreds of Solutions for Every Possible Classroom Behavior Problem. Authors: Nelsen, Jane; Escobar, Linda; Ortolano, Kate; Duffy, Roslyn Ann and Owen-Sohocki, Debbie ISBN-13: 978-0761522454


This course is designed to address modern-day problems and provide practical solutions for establishing an effective learning environment. The participant will develop an awareness of suggestions for establishing and maintaining respectful, nurturing relationships with students. The participant will be acquainted with creating a classroom climate that enhances academic learning, uses encouragement rather than rewards and instills valuable social skills and positive behavior. The participant will understand the motivation behind students' behavior instead of looking for causes.

23. CPE Course: Break the Ice - Ice Breakers for all Ages

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 7/8/2019 to 7/26/2019

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 7/2/19

INSTRUCTOR: Kathleen Himes


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.


Title: Icebreakers a la Carte. Paperback. Author: Christian, Sandy ISBN-13: 978-1570252136


A course for classroom teachers, grades K-12, counselors, and club or group sponsors. This course explores the impact and effectiveness of well-created icebreakers. Participants will analyze numerous icebreaker activities. This course will provide tools and information to create and modify icebreakers to be used in the classroom or with your group on a regular basis. There is a broad spectrum of icebreakers that can be used for introducing new topics/material, reviewing curriculum/objectives, and most importantly helping to build camaraderie within your class/group. Participants will partake in numerous icebreakers throughout the course. Participants will examine ways icebreakers help to captivate an audience and initiate an interest in any subject/content area. When icebreakers are used effectively, students have the tendency to open up, share, and actively participate in your lesson. This course will explore the ways in which icebreakers can create a dynamic learning environment and serve as an excellent classroom management tool for participants and their students.

24. CPE Course: Addressing Learning Disabilities in Education

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 7/10/2019 to 7/31/2019

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 7/8/19

INSTRUCTORS: Michael and Rhonda Bielawski


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

25. 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: 7/10/2019 to 7/31/2019

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 7/8/19

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.

26. 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: 7/15/2019 to 8/2/2019

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 7/10/19

INSTRUCTOR: Kathleen Himes


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.

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.

27. CPE Course: Examining Classroom Management

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 7/15/2019 to 8/3/2019

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 7/10/19

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.

28. CPE Course: How to Develop Good Digital Citizens

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 7/15/2019 to 8/3/2019

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 7/10/19

INSTRUCTOR: Jill Brooks


21st century learners spend hours on social media platforms and consuming other forms of digital media. Do we know for certain that students are engaging in good digital citizenship? Are they being respectful to others? Do they know how to cite sources for all types of media? Do they know their digital rights and responsibilities when working online? Teaching digital citizenship is essential to help students collaborate and communicate responsibly and safely. Students must learn that their online actions have consequences and can affect others. This 3-credit course sets out to define digital citizenship, the role the teacher plays in developing digital citizens and the proper digital etiquette required when working online. By the end of the course, participants will have a plethora of resources to help them develop good digital citizens.

29. ESL 2 Course: Developing Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 7/15/2019 to 11/12/2019

Meeting Times: In person classes: 7/15-19, 2019 from 8 am to 11:30 am; Final class: 11/12/19 from 5:30 pm to 8 pm (in person classes meet at AIU3 central office)

Registration closes for this course on 7/10/19

Required Text: Culturally Responsive Standards Based Teaching. Authors: Saifer, Edwards, Ellis, Ko & Stuczynski. Corwin Press - ISBN 978-1-4129-8702-2


This course will provide an examination of theory, diversity, and pedagogy constructs for explicit applications to practice in classrooms with English Language Learners. A historical exploration of immigration, cultural perspectives, and teaching practices that demonstrate and explicate the interconnectedness of culture and cognition are provided. By examining the background of English Language Learners and their cultures a framework for creating a culturally responsive classroom environment is developed. ESL teachers will be prepared to view culture as a dynamic and multilayered system of symbolic resources that impact individuals' identity, values, and behaviors in varying degrees. They will also be prepared to address the deep and often invisible dimensions of culture (i.e. worldviews, power, privilege) and their impact on student achievement, participation in the target language community, and patterns of interaction between home and school. Moreover, successful candidates view cultural identity or affiliation as an on-going process of negotiation within and among groups as well as within individuals. Candidates will develop an awareness of how their own culture impacts their views of teaching, learning, and classroom expectations; explore the varied roles of teacher, parent, and student in terms of cultural and educational expectations; and understand that acculturation is not only a complex process, but a matter of individual choice.

30. ACT 48 Non-Public School Workshop: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support: Effective Interventions for Tough Kids (7/16/19)

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Restricted to all non-public school teachers and administrators.

Dates: 7/16/2019

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THIS SESSION IS DESIGNED FOR SCHOOL PERSONNEL IN GRADES K-8. 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.

31. CPE Course: Creating and Supporting a Positive, Bully-Free School Climate

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 7/17/2019 to 8/7/2019

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 7/12/19

INSTRUCTOR: Rhonda Bielawski & Elaine Obidowski


Interrupt the bullying cycle! This course will provide participants with the skills and ideas to create a more positive school climate and decrease the bullying incidents in their school and classroom. Using the latest available research based curriculum, participants will learn how to impact bullies, victims, and bystanders. The course explores ways to promote a bully free school environment and encourage all individuals, not just bullies and victims, to be part of the solution in their school.

32. CPE Course: Supporting Students with Autism in Education

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 7/17/2019 to 8/7/2019

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 7/12/19

INSTRUCTOR: Michael and Rhonda Bielawski


This course will provide participants descriptions of disorders that fall under the autism spectrum. Participants will review the latest research in the autism field and legal aspects of having students with autism in the classroom. We will explore fostering social competence in students with autism, developing and implementing IEPs for students with autism, and how to best meet these students' needs while promoting acceptance from the other classmates. Participants will take with them practical educational and instructional strategies to implement within their classroom.

33. CPE Course: A Closer Look at Learning Disabilities - A Refresher Course for all Classroom Teachers

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 7/22/2019 to 8/9/2019

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 7/17/19

INSTRUCTOR: Kathleen Himes


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.


Title: The Complete Learning Disabilities Handbook: Ready-to-Use Strategies and Activities for Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities, 3rd edition. Authors: Harwell, Joan M and Jackson, Rebecca Williams ISBN-13: 978-0787997557


In today's classroom, every teacher must be prepared to meet the needs of students with learning disabilities. This course is designed to equip teachers with resources, techniques and the methodology necessary to help students with learning disabilities succeed in the regular education classroom. This course uses scientific research and best practices to guide participants in planning and developing specific classroom interventions for students with varying learning disabilities. Behavior and classroom management techniques as well as academic goal-setting and assessment methods will be addressed. Special education laws and the IEP are also reviewed in detail, as well as the classroom teacher's role in assessing and identifying students with learning disabilities.

34. CPE Course: Cultivating a Growth Mindset

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 7/22/2019 to 8/12/2019

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 7/17/19

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.

35. CPE Course: Uncovering the Truth About Fake News

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 7/22/2019 to 8/10/2019

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 7/17/19

INSTRUCTOR: Jill Brooks


Students that enter the classroom today are digital natives. They do not know a world without digital technologies. They are quite adept at using computers and smartphones and navigating the internet and social media websites. However, when it comes to being able to recognize authentic, fact-based news versus fake news the majority of today's students cannot tell the difference. Throughout this course, participants will explore how media literacy skills and comprehension strategies like close reading can help students analyze and evaluate news in order to determine its purpose and validity. Participants will learn how to design and model close reading strategies that will enable students in grades 4-12 to comprehend, analyze, summarize and interpret text and text structure by creating lessons that integrate media literacy skills.

36. ESL 3 Course: Language Acquisition and Development

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 7/29/2019 to 12/9/2019

Meeting Times: In person classes: 7/29/19 - 8/2/19 from 8 am - 11:30 am; Final class: 12/9/19 from 5:30 pm - 8 pm (In person classes meet at AIU3 central office)

Registration closes for this course on 7/24/19

Required Text: How Languages are Learned (4th ed). Authors: Patsy Lightbrown and Nina Spade. Oxford Press - ISBN 978-0194541268.


This course is designed to give the participants an understanding of the theories of how language is acquired. We will be discussing various language acquisition theories, the stages of language acquisition, and strategies of how to help your students acquire language in the four language domains: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. We will also discuss accommodations and modifications along with these teaching strategies that can be used during small group ESL instruction and by general education teachers.

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

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 10/28/2019 to 2/3/2020

Meeting Times: First in person class: 10/28/19 from 5:30 pm - 8 pm; Saturday classes: 11/2, 11/9, 11/16 from 8 am - 11:30 am; Final class: 2/3/2020 from 5:30 pm - 8 pm (in person classes meet at AIU3 central office)

Registration for this course closes on 10/23/19

Required Textbook: 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.

38. 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: 1/6/2020 to 3/23/2020

Meeting Times: First in person class: 1/6/20 from 5:30 pm - 8 pm; Saturday classes: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25/2020 from 8 am - 11:30 am; Final class: 3/23/2020 from 5:30 pm - 8 pm (in person classes meet at AIU3 central office)

Registration for this course closes on 1/2/20

Required Textbook:Assessing English Language Learners: Bridges to Educational Equity (2nd ed). Author: Gottlieb, M. 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.

39. 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: 2/24/2020 to 4/20/2020

Meeting Times: First in person class: 2/24/20 from 5:30 pm - 8 pm; Saturday classes: 2/29, 3/7, 3/14/20 from 8 am - 11:30 am; Final class: 4/20/20 from 5:30 pm - 8 pm (in person classes meet at AIU3 central office)

Registration for this course closes on 2/19/20

Textbook Title: Schoolwide Approaches to Educating ELLs [2011], Author: Soltero, S.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.