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1. Structured Literacy Training: Administrators

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Administrators who hold certificates that require structured literacy training

Dates: 7/25/2023

Allegheny Intermediate Unit's Reading Achievement Center presents relevant professional development that meets Chapter 49 structured literacy requirements and is tailored to meet the literacy needs of different certificate holders' classrooms. This two-day session is tailored to administrators who cold certificates that require structured literacy training and will focus on how administrators can support the components of structured literacy in their teachers' classrooms.

2. ACT 48 Workshop: Supporting Students Struggling in Mathematics

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: K-8 Special Education Teachers, Paraeducators, Interventionists & Coaches, Reading Specialists, Special Education Liaisons

Dates: 9/26/2023

In this year-long series, participants will learn about the evidence-based practices in mathematics through the Universal Design for Learning framework in order to provide equitable access for all students. Within this process, we will engage in data analysis to determine the needs of all students, some students, and a few students. In addition, participants will work on structuring their math instructional minutes in alignment with the learning hierarchy. Participants are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to attend all sessions in series. Partial Act 48 offered. Flyer Link: Workshop Flier

3. ACT 48 Workshop: Supporting Students Struggling in Mathematics

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: K-8 Special Education Teachers, Paraeducators, Interventionists & Coaches, Reading Specialists, Special Education Liaisons

Dates: 11/28/2023

In this year-long series, participants will learn about the evidence-based practices in mathematics through the Universal Design for Learning framework in order to provide equitable access for all students. Within this process, we will engage in data analysis to determine the needs of all students, some students, and a few students. In addition, participants will work on structuring their math instructional minutes in alignment with the learning hierarchy. Participants are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to attend all sessions in series. Partial Act 48 offered. Flyer Link: Workshop Flier

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

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 6/3/2024 to 6/28/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 5/28/2024

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


Prepare to empower every student. Discover strategies, resources, and best practices tailored for teaching learners with disabilities. This course delves into effective interventions and classroom management techniques based on scientific research. Gain insights into special education laws, IEPs, and your pivotal role in assessment. Elevate your ability to identify and support students with diverse learning needs within the regular education setting.

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.

5. CPE Online: AI Tools in the Classroom: Introduction and Exploration

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: K-12 Educators, Academic Coaches, STEM/STEAM educators

Dates: 6/3/2024 to 6/24/2024

Meeting Times: Online


Registration for this course closes on 5/28/2024


INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Brian Stamford

NEW COURSE FOR SUMMER 2024!

Discover how Artificial Intelligence is making a significant impact in K-12 education. Participants will explore the broader application for using AI across a variety of subject areas and learn how AI can support teacher preparedness and improve the way teachers engage with students. Don't miss this opportunity to stay ahead in education's digital evolution!
Note This course is the first in a series of two courses for K-12 educators.

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 5/28/2024


INSTRUCTOR: Dr. William Yerger

NEW COURSE FOR SUMMER 2024!

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: Motivating and Inspiring Students: Strategies to Awaken the Learner. Authors: Marzano, Scott, Boogren and Newcomb. ISBN: 978-0-9913748-7-8

Discover innovative strategies to ignite a passion for learning in your students while reigniting your own love for teaching. This course combines cutting-edge research from top experts with practical techniques and resources. Dive into engaging modules featuring videos, interactive PowerPoints, expert readings, and hands-on activities. Explore proven methods to create a dynamic classroom environment that sparks curiosity and drives student success. Don't miss this opportunity to transform your teaching!

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.

7. CPE Online: Technology for Formative Assessment

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 6/3/2024 to 6/24/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 5/28/2024

INSTRUCTOR: Sherry Sillings

Leverage the power of technology to boost student engagement and enhance learning outcomes through formative assessment. Explore research-based strategies to gain valuable insights into each student's progress, identify areas for improvement, and leverage targeted interventions. This course equips educators with a toolkit of technology-based resources to effortlessly integrate formative assessment into their classrooms. Unleash the potential of your students with the knowledge and skills gained from this transformative professional development experience.

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.

8. CPE Online: Beat the Bullying: A Look Into Prevention and Intervention

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators

Dates: 6/5/2024 to 6/29/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/2/2024

INSTRUCTOR: Kristina Rose

Learn proven techniques to foster a nurturing and inclusive learning environment where students can flourish. Acquire essential skills in building self-confidence, respect, and healthy relationships. Discover effective modifications to encourage academic and personal growth, while reducing 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.

9. CPE Online: How to Design a Digital Classroom for the 21st Century Learner

Program: CPE Courses

Dates: 6/5/2024 to 7/2/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/2/2024

INSTRUCTOR:Jill Brooks

Boost student engagement and success by creating a cutting-edge digital classroom that meets the needs of 21st century learners. Learn to design and manage a digital classroom, incorporate flipped learning, use effective instructional strategies, teach digital citizenship, assess student progress with digital tools, and seamlessly integrate technology into lessons. Empower your students for future success with this dynamic professional development course.

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. CPE Online: Supporting Students with Autism in Education

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 6/7/2024 to 6/28/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/4/2024

INSTRUCTOR: Michael and Rhonda Bielawski

Learn strategies for supporting students with autism in your classroom! Join us for an engaging course that delves into the latest research on autism, legal considerations, fostering social skills, and designing effective IEPs. Discover proven strategies that will empower you to meet the unique needs of students with autism, while ensuring a positive and accepting classroom environment. Leave with practical tools to enhance your teaching practice and make a lasting impact on the lives of your students!

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. Thank you.

11. CPE Online: Anxiety & Stress: Teacher and Student Wellness

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 6/10/2024 to 7/5/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/5/2024

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

Learn practical strategies to promote well-being in the classroom and nurture the mental health for yourself and your students. Addressing today's pressing concerns about educational, financial, social, and emotional pressures, participants will explore curricula and research-backed techniques to manage anxiety and stress. Through a holistic approach, educators will gain invaluable insights and tools to support their 21st century students' academic and personal growth by prioritizing self-care and mindfulness.

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 6/5/2024

INSTRUCTOR: Michelle Senneway

Mastering fractions is crucial for students' success in math. Join this course to learn effective strategies and best instructional practices for teaching fractions. We'll start with the basics and then delve into all four operations of fractions. Through research, discussions, and current successful instructional practices, you'll design a comprehensive fraction computation unit that can be directly implemented in your middle school classroom. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your teaching skills and set your students up for future math success!

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. CPE Online: 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: 6/12/2024 to 7/3/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/5/2024

INSTRUCTOR: Rhonda Bielawski & Elaine Obidowski

This engaging course empowers K-12 educators to take control and effectively address bullying. Learn evidence-based strategies to foster a positive climate, reduce bullying incidents, and impact bullies, victims, and bystanders. Explore innovative methods to cultivate a bully-free school culture, encouraging everyone to be part of the solution. Join us to interrupt the bullying cycle and create a safe and supportive school environment.

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. Thank you.

14. CPE Online: Autism in Pop Culture

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 6/14/2024 to 8/8/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/5/2024

INSTRUCTORS: Michael and Rhonda Bielawski

Dive into the fascinating world of autism portrayal in pop culture! This engaging course examines the influence of movies, books, and other media in shaping public perception of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Gain a deeper understanding of the diverse spectrum and debunk common misconceptions. Discover captivating novels like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Eye Contact, as well as iconic films like Napoleon Dynamite. Join us to explore and challenge the stereotypes surrounding 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.

15. CPE Online: Writing Alive: Strategies, Techniques, and Materials

Program: CPE Courses

Dates: 6/14/2024 to 7/12/2024

Meeting Times: Online


Registration for this course closes on 6/5/2024


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

Inspire your students with engaging writing craft techniques, guided by expert advice and best practices. Unleash your own creativity with a comprehensive packet of writing ideas and opportunities for personal enrichment. Explore innovative strategies to demystify writing for students and create impactful lessons.

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.

16. CPE Online: 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: 6/17/2024 to 7/9/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/16/2024

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.

Join us for an engaging course that will enhance your teaching skills using the Interactive Whiteboard app on the iPad. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, this course offers valuable insights into the apps ShowMe, Educreations, Explain Everything, and Socrative. Discover how these apps can empower you and your students to create dynamic lessons, presentations, and online videos. Don't miss the opportunity to connect with fellow educators and share your favorite apps!

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.

17. CPE Online: 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: 6/17/2024 to 7/9/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/12/2024

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

Gain practical tools to create an inclusive classroom where every student is heard and valued. Explore research-backed strategies to foster a conducive learning environment. This course equips educators with effective management techniques to support today's diverse learners, emphasizing the importance of student agency in the 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.

18. CPE Online: Uncovering the Truth About Fake News

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 6/17/2024 to 7/13/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/16/2024

INSTRUCTOR: Jill Brooks

Prepare your students with essential critical thinking skills to navigate information across the digital landscape. Discover how to teach media literacy and close reading strategies to help students identify authentic news from fake news. Learn to design engaging lessons that integrate media literacy skills for students in grades 4-12. Explore ways to effectively analyze, summarize, and interpret text, empowering your students to become savvy consumers of news.

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 Online: How to Develop Good Digital Citizens

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 6/19/2024 to 7/16/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/17/2024

INSTRUCTOR: Jill Brooks

Equip your students with essential skills for the digital age! Discover how to teach your students to cite sources, respect others, and understand their rights and responsibilities online. Gain valuable resources and strategies to guide your students towards becoming responsible digital citizens. Enroll today and empower your students for a successful future!

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. Thank you.

20. CPE Online: Cultivating a Growth Mindset

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 6/21/2024 to 7/12/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/18/2024

INSTRUCTOR: Michael and Rhonda Bielawski

Discover the power of a growth mindset! Join us as we delve into the fascinating research on brain plasticity, showing how intelligence can be developed with effort and effective strategies. In this engaging course, educators will explore practical techniques to cultivate a growth mindset in their students. Say goodbye to fixed limitations and hello to limitless potential. Whether you're a teacher, counselor, speech therapist, nurse, or parent, this course equips you with valuable strategies to foster growth mindset in yourself and others. Don't miss out on this transformative opportunity!

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.

21. CPE Online: Any Device Technology Tools in K-12

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 6/24/2024 to 7/16/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/19/2024

INSTRUCTOR: Richard Roth

Enhance your classroom with this dynamic three-week course! Explore a variety of technology tools such as Socrative, Quizlet, Padlet, Classtools.net and Fakebook, all accessible on most devices. Engage in quick, optional mini-lessons plus hands-on activities to create valuable resources for your teaching. Take advantage of the opportunity to dive deeper into any tool of your choice. Don't miss this chance to revolutionize your teaching! 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.

22. CPE Online: Backwards: The Flipped Classroom Concept

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 6/24/2024 to 7/19/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/19/2024

INSTRUCTOR: Kathleen Himes


There is no text for this course.

Discover the power of a flipped classroom! This course equips K-12 educators with practical strategies to transform their traditional classrooms. Learn how to engage students by introducing key concepts before class, allowing for more interactive and personalized instruction. With step-by-step guidance, create engaging presentations and external resources for students to access outside the classroom. Revolutionize your teaching approach and unlock the potential of every learner!

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.

23. CPE Online: Culturally Responsive Teaching

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 Educators, School Counselors and Education Specialists

Dates: 6/24/2024 to 7/19/2024

Meeting Times: Online


Registration for this course closes on 6/19/2024


INSTRUCTOR: Jill Brooks

Enhance your teaching skills and create an inclusive classroom environment by embracing culturally responsive teaching! Join us to discover how to honor student diversity effectively and create a more inclusive educational space. Learn practical strategies to address language barriers, discrimination, and lack of representation, while cultivating a student-centered approach that respects and celebrates the unique backgrounds and cultures of today's learners. Transform your teaching practice and join our course on Culturally Responsive Teaching!

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.

24. CPE Online: Empathy: Teacher and Student Wellness

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 6/24/2024 to 7/19/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/19/2024
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: Teaching with Empathy: How to Transform Your Practices by Understanding Your Learners [2021], Author: Lisa Westman. ISBN-978-1-4166-3048-7

Discover how to cultivate empathy, improve student-teacher relationships, and foster a positive classroom environment. Gain practical tools and strategies to support social-emotional learning, while enhancing your leadership skills. Join us for a rewarding experience that will empower you to create a safe, connected, and inclusive learning space for every student.

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.

25. CPE Online: Introduction to Text Comprehension

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 6/24/2024 to 7/19/2024

Meeting Times: Online Course

Registration for this course closes on 6/19/2024

INSTRUCTOR: Lisa Yonek

Enhance your students' reading skills for future success! Join us for an interactive course that delves into the science of reading, focusing on comprehension strategies. Discover research-based techniques to effectively teach comprehension and learn how to identify and address the factors that impact students' understanding. Walk away with an actionable plan to help your students become proficient readers who can comprehend any text. Don't miss out on this opportunity to make a lasting impact on their academic journey!

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.

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

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Certified K-12 educators seeking ESL specialist certification

Dates: 6/24/2024 to 10/21/2024

Meeting Times: Live classes via Zoom: 6/24 - 27, 2024; daily from 8:00 am - 11:30 am; and Monday, 10/21/2024 from 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Online coursework is due: October 14, 2024 by 11:59 p.m. Attendance is mandatory for all live Zoom classes.

Registration for this course closes on 6/19/2024

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: And Justice for ELs: A Leader's Guide to Creating and Sustaining Equitable Schools. Author: Cooper, Ayanna, Corwin Press - ISBN 978-1-5443-8814-4.


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.

27. CPE Online: Connecting with Kids

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 6/26/2024 to 7/17/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/23/2024

INSTRUCTORS: Rhonda Bielawski and Elaine Obidowski

Learn how to create a supportive classroom environment that promotes student success and reduces stress. Discover effective teaching strategies by understanding your own teaching style and your students' learning styles. This course will provide practical techniques to foster strong connections with students, both academically and personally. Enhance your ability to create a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere where every student feels valued and supported.

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 Online: Get Active About Learning

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 6/26/2024 to 7/17/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/23/2024

INSTRUCTOR: Sherry Sillings

Energize your classroom and boost student learning! This course equips educators with a toolbox of active learning strategies. Explore the power of active learning and its impact on engagement and retention. Delve into connecting these strategies with differentiation and discover how to adapt them for virtual environments. The course culminates in crafting personalized lessons incorporating your chosen activities for future use.

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. CPE Online: Group Work Dynamics - Collaboration and Assessment

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Online

Dates: 6/26/2024 to 7/19/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/23/2024

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

Join us for an engaging professional development course that empowers you to foster student success through collaborative group work. Learn proven instructional and managerial techniques to build camaraderie, enhance interpersonal skills, and promote effective communication. Discover how to design engaging group tasks that ensure accountability and enable individual grading. Gain strategies to create interdependence, accommodate mixed readiness levels, and introduce collaborative learning routines. Help your students thrive academically by equipping them with essential teamwork and communication skills for their future careers.

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.

30. CPE Online: Implementing Equitable Trauma Responsive School Practice

Program: CPE Courses

Dates: 6/26/2024 to 7/19/2024

Meeting Times: Online


Registration for this course closes on 6/23/2024


INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Elizabeth Coyle

NEW COURSE FOR SPRING 2024!

Required Text: participants must obtain the following text for this course. This text can be ordered online; it is also available as an eBook. 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: Equity-Centered, Trauma-Informed Education. Author: Shevrin, V.A. (2023). ISBN: 978-1032597133 or 978-1032677989 (eBook)

This essential course is focused on creating equitable, trauma-responsive classrooms! Explore the science behind trauma and its effects on students' development and discover evidence-based strategies to support their physical health, emotional well-being, learning, and social relationships. Learn how to address behavioral concerns arising from trauma and develop resilience-building techniques. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your skills and make a positive impact on your students' lives!

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.

31. CPE Online: Project-Based Learning and Challenge-Based Learning

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 6/26/2024 to 7/23/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/23/2024

INSTRUCTOR: Jill Brooks

Prepare your students for the modern world by infusing 21st century skills into your classroom! Discover the benefits, pedagogy, and framework behind these instructional strategies through interactive activities, videos, and lessons. Equip your students with critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration skills to solve real-world problems. Join us and transform your teaching today!

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.

32. CPE Online: 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: 7/1/2024 to 7/23/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/26/2024

INSTRUCTOR: Richard Roth

Learn how to engage your students with Screen Cast-O-Matic, a user-friendly tool for creating captivating videos and online lessons. Dive into Google Forms to easily collect and analyze formative assessment data. Plus, spice up your classroom with Kahoot! a fun and interactive way to assess, assign and energize group activities. Enhance your teaching with technology today! 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.

33. CPE Online: Being Mindful - Teacher and Student Wellness

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 7/1/2024 to 7/26/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/26/2024

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

Revolutionize your classroom with proven strategies to enhance teacher and student wellness. Discover the power of mindfulness as a versatile management approach, fostering an optimal environment for learning. Explore cutting-edge curricula and scientific research, and master best practices for nurturing the holistic education of the mind and body. With a focus on self-care and awareness, develop a personalized action plan to effortlessly infuse mindfulness into your classroom, unlocking students' academic and personal potential.

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 Online: Digital Literacy

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 7/1/2024 to 7/26/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/26/2024

INSTRUCTOR: Jill Brooks

Become a tech-savvy educator for the "Touch-Screen Generation" with our 3-credit online course! Learn how to equip your students with essential digital literacy skills beyond browsing and posting. Discover how to guide them in effectively analyzing and interpreting information from Google and utilizing digital tools responsibly. Boost your confidence in using digital resources and walk away with a collection of engaging activities and lessons. Join us and create a digital learning environment that fosters students' success!

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. Thank you.

35. CPE Online: Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom: Strategies, Techniques, and Materials

Program: CPE Courses

Dates: 7/1/2024 to 7/29/2024

Meeting Times: Online


Registration for this course closes on 6/26/2024

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. William Yerger

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: Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, 2018, 4th Edition. Author: Dr. Thomas Armstrong. Publisher ASCD, ISBN-13: 9781416625094

Gain a deeper understanding of Howard Gardner's transformative concept of multiple intelligences, focusing on how students process information uniquely. Embrace a stress-free learning environment as you explore a variety of engaging teaching strategies, exemplified through real-life, grade-specific lesson plans. Create personalized artifacts for each intelligence and develop a collection of impactful lessons that harness the power of all intelligences. Enhance your teaching practice and inspire every student to shine.

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.

36. CPE Online: Integrating the iPad into the Classroom - There Are Apps for That

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators, technology specialists, academic coaches.

Dates: 7/3/2024 to 7/30/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 6/30/2024

INSTRUCTOR: Jill Brooks

Transform your teaching and ignite student success with iPads! Learn how to cultivate critical thinking, collaboration, and creative skills through the strategic integration of iPad apps aligned with Bloom's Digital Taxonomy. Gain confidence in leveraging this powerful tool to create innovative lessons while exploring a wide array of valuable apps that will empower students with the necessary skills for success in the 21st century. Walk away with a tailored collection of resources and newfound instructional expertise.

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.

37. CPE Online: 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: 7/5/2024 to 7/26/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 7/2/2024

INSTRUCTORS: Michael and Rhonda Bielawski

Discover effective strategies for supporting students with learning disabilities in your classroom. This course offers a variety of engaging activities, including video analysis, research discussions, and case study assessments, to help you develop sample lesson plans, IEP goals, and accommodations. You'll also explore Pennsylvania's Resiliency/Wellness Framework, focusing on high expectations, student engagement, connectivity, life skills, and consistent support.

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. Thank you.

38. CPE Online: Best Practices in Teaching K-12 Online

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/8/2024 to 7/29/2024

Meeting Times: Online Course


Registration for this course closes on 7/2/2024

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Dan Morrow

Enhance your online teaching skills with our CPE course, "Best Practices in K-12 Online Teaching and Learning." Designed for educators with limited experience or training in online instruction, this course is based on the iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Courses. Gain essential skills in easy course navigation, authentic online assessments, effective teaching strategies, communication and feedback, course organization, and more. Be prepared to excel in the evolving world of online learning and ensure your students' success!

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.

39. CPE Online: 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: 7/8/2024 to 8/2/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 7/2/2024

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

Get ready to break the ice like a pro! Dive into our dynamic course designed for K-12 educators, counselors, and club sponsors. Discover the power of engaging icebreakers to kick start your lessons and foster a tight-knit classroom community. From sparking curiosity to boosting participation, we'll equip you with a toolbox of interactive activities tailored for any subject. Join us and unleash the magic of icebreakers in your teaching arsenal!

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.

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

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 7/8/2024 to 7/29/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 7/2/2024

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Brian Stamford

Unlock the potential of STEAM education in your classroom through this engaging and comprehensive professional development course. From understanding the core concepts to integrating the arts into STEM, you'll explore practical strategies to infuse STEAM across all grade levels and subjects. Learn how to align STEAM with academic standards, secure funding for projects, and create captivating learning experiences. Plus, personalize your learning with a self-selected project. No STEAM background required! This course welcomes all K-12 educators across all content areas.

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.

41. CPE Online: Teaching K-12 Problem Solving Using Computational Thinking in all Subjects

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 7/8/2024 to 7/30/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 7/2/2024

INSTRUCTOR: Richard Roth

Explore the exciting world of computational thinking in problem solving! This course is designed for K-12 educators from all subjects and levels. Discover how to help students think like computers and develop problem-solving skills. Engage in hands-on activities, learn strategies like Decomposition, Algorithmic Thinking, and Pattern Recognition, and walk away with ready-to-use lesson plans. Join us for a fun and transformative experience that will revolutionize the way you approach problem-solving in the 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.

42. CPE Online: Tech Tools for the 21st Century

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 7/8/2024 to 8/3/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 7/2/2024

INSTRUCTOR: Jill Brooks

Elevate student achievement with technology in your K-12 classroom! Join our engaging online course to explore the latest tech tools that can differentiate any lesson or activity. Discover how to leverage social media, podcasts, gamification tools, websites, and more to create a personalized learning environment for every student. Gain confidence in using these tools effectively and create your own collection of activities and lessons. Unlock student engagement, promote deeper learning, and achieve higher student achievement with technology!

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 Online: 21st Century Skills

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 7/10/2024 to 8/6/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 7/7/2024

INSTRUCTOR: Jill Brooks

Prepare your students for an ever-changing world by equipping them with the essential 21st century skills. Dive into this engaging online course to gain a deep understanding of what these skills entail and how to foster creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication in your classroom. Discover how to design transformative lessons that empower your students to succeed in a technology-driven society.

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 Online: 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: 7/10/2024 to 7/31/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 7/7/2024

INSTRUCTORS: Rhonda Bielawski and Elaine Obidowski

Examine the complexities of bullying beyond our previous course, with a focus on recognizing and effectively intervening in diverse student behaviors. Dive deep into the nuances of gender and ethnic bullying while examining your own teaching methods. Discover the impact of bullying on mental health and violence prevention strategies. Stay up to date with the latest legal cases on school bullying. Join us to create a safer and inclusive learning environment.

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

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 7/15/2024 to 8/9/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 7/10/2024

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
Unlock the Power of Parent-Teacher Collaboration for Student Success! Learn essential techniques to build strong relationships with parents, bridge the gap between home and school, and effectively handle challenging situations. Enhance your parent communication skills, master parent conferences, and ensure academic and personal achievements for every student. This course empowers K-12 educators to create a thriving learning environment by engaging and partnering with parents.

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.

46. CPE Online: The First Days of School: How to be an Effective Teacher

Program: CPE Courses

Dates: 7/15/2024 to 8/16/2024

Meeting Times: Online


Registration for this course closes on 7/10/2024


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

Discover the ultimate guide to creating a thriving classroom environment at any point in the school year! Whether you're a new teacher or a seasoned pro, this course is your ticket to success. Uncover a treasure trove of game-changing strategies, both traditional and unconventional, to ensure every day runs smoothly. This course goes beyond the book, offering invaluable insights on virtual and hybrid instruction. Don't miss this opportunity to revolutionize your teaching practice!

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.

47. ESL 2 Course: Developing Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 7/15/2024 to 11/18/2024

Meeting Times: Live classes via Zoom: July 15 - 18, 2024 from 8:00 am to 11:30 am; and Monday, 11/18/2024 from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Online coursework is due: November 11, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Attendance is mandatory for all live Zoom classes.

Registration closes for this course on 7/10/2024

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.


Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners. Authors: Snyder, Sydney and Staehr-Fenner, Diane. Corwin Press - ISBN 978-1-544-39025-3


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.

48. CPE Online: Making an Impact - Building Positive Relationships with Students

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators

Dates: 7/17/2024 to 8/10/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 7/14/2024

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 dynamic course is specifically designed for K-12 educators. Learn effective communication strategies, create a welcoming and fruitful learning environment, and inspire students to love learning and actively participate in your classroom. Discover the power of your words, perfect your questioning techniques, and unlock the potential of your non-verbal cues to captivate and engage your students. Together, let's make your classroom a place where students genuinely want to listen and succeed!

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.

49. CPE Online: ADHD in Education

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 7/19/2024 to 8/9/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 7/16/2024

INSTRUCTORS: Michael and Rhonda Bielawski

Gain valuable insights and practical strategies to effectively meet the needs of students diagnosed with ADHD. Engage in interactive activities that provide a first-hand experience of the challenges faced by these students. Challenge the myths surrounding medication and learn research-proven strategies to help students with ADHD access curriculum content from elementary to secondary levels.

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 Online: AI Tools in the Classroom: Planning and Instruction

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: K-12 Educators, Academic Coaches, STEM/STEAM educators

Dates: 7/22/2024 to 8/12/2024

Meeting Times: Online


Registration for this course closes on 7/18/2024

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Brian Stamford

NEW COURSE FOR SUMMER 2024!

Move beyond a basic understanding of AI to learn how to revolutionize your instructional planning. Topics include creating diverse learning objectives for each learner, enhancing student engagement, and using AI to create next-generation assessments while you explore cutting-edge AI technologies tailored for K-12 classrooms. Gain practical skills and insights to seamlessly integrate AI into your lessons, opening new horizons for personalized learning and innovation. Note: This course is the second in a series of two courses for K-12 educators. The first course is not a pre-requisite to taking this course.

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. CPE Online: Coping Skills: Teacher and Student Wellness

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 7/22/2024 to 8/16/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 7/18/2024
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

Discover effective coping strategies to support emotional well-being and reduce stress in an academic setting. In this engaging online course, teachers will learn proactive and reactive coping skills, explore how basic needs and mental health impact learning, and create actionable plans to foster a positive environment for students and themselves. Build resilience, achieve academic and professional growth, and empower a successful classroom community.

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.

52. Structured Literacy Training: Administrators

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Administrators who hold certificates that require structured literacy training

Dates: 7/23/2024

Allegheny Intermediate Unit's Reading Achievement Center presents relevant professional development that meets Chapter 49 structured literacy requirements and is tailored to meet the literacy needs of different certificate holders' classrooms. This two-day session is tailored to administrators who cold certificates that require structured literacy training and will focus on how administrators can support the components of structured literacy in their teachers' classrooms.

53. CPE Online: 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: 7/24/2024 to 8/14/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 7/21/2024

INSTRUCTORS: Rhonda Bielawski and Elaine Obidowski

Learn how to effectively empower and support students facing diverse challenges in this dynamic, interactive course. Explore valuable strategies for fostering resilience, ensuring positive outcomes for your students. Gain insights into the crucial role of Student Assistance in nurturing resilience and delve into the latest research on this topic. Maximize your influence as an educator and make a lasting difference in the lives of your 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.

54. CPE Online: A New Look at Working with Students with Autism

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 7/26/2024 to 8/16/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 7/23/2024

INSTRUCTOR: Michael and Rhonda Bielawski

Discover innovative approaches to motivation and classroom management, tailored specifically for learners with autism. Discover the range of services available to students with autism and learn how to apply this knowledge in your own classroom to deliver impactful instruction to students with varying degrees of 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.

55. ESL 3 Course: Language Acquisition and Development

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 8/5/2024 to 12/9/2024

Meeting Times: Live classes via Zoom: August 5 - 8, 2024 from 8:00 am - 11:30 am; and Monday, 12/9/2024 from 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Online coursework is due: 12/2/2024 at 11:59 p.m. Attendance is mandatory for all live Zoom classes.

Registration closes for this course on 7/31/2024

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.


How Languages are Learned (5th ed). Authors: Lightbrown, Patsy and Spada, Nina. Oxford Press - ISBN 9780-194406291.


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.

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

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: ELA teachers in grades 4-8

Dates: 9/15/2024 to 3/1/2025

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.

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

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: ELA teachers in grades 4-8

Dates: 9/15/2024 to 1/2/2025

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.

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

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: ELA Teachers in Grades K-3

Dates: 9/18/2024 to 5/22/2025

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 (with onsite coaching and technical support) or $2,800 (no coaching and technical support). 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.

59. Act 48 Workshop - PD Series: Text-Dependent Analysis: Effective Instructional Practices

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: ELA Teachers in Grades 4-8

Dates: 9/19/2024 to 1/29/2025

This four-day 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 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 attend this workshop, and your supervisor is aware of the professional development fee.

60. Act 48 Workshop - PD Series: Text-Dependent Analysis: Effective Instructional Practices PART 2

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: ELA Teachers in Grades 4-8

Dates: 9/24/2024 to 3/11/2025

This three-session 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 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 attend this workshop, and your supervisor is aware of the professional development fee.

61. Structured Literacy Training: ESL Teachers

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Teachers of English learners

Dates: 9/25/2024

Allegheny Intermediate Unit's Reading Achievement Center presents relevant professional development that meets Chapter 49 structured literacy requirements and is tailored to meet the literacy needs of different certificate holders' classrooms. This session is tailored to teachers of English learners.

62. Act 48 Network Series: Reading Specialists' Network 2024-25

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: READING SPECIALISTS IN GRADES K-12

Dates: 9/27/2024 to 4/4/2025

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.

63. ONLINE Act 48 PD Series: Adolescent Literacy Institute

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Middle and high school reading and English teachers

Dates: 10/1/2024 to 1/2/2025

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.

64. ONLINE Act 48 PD Series: Keys to Comprehension

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Reading and ELA teachers in grades 3-8

Dates: 10/1/2024 to 1/2/2025

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.

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

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Reading and ELA teachers in grades 3-8

Dates: 10/1/2024 to 1/2/2025

This professional development series consists of four online modules 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.

66. Structured Literacy Training: PreK and Primary K-2 Teachers

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: PreK and Primary (grades K-2) teachers

Dates: 10/1/2024

Allegheny Intermediate Unit's Reading Achievement Center presents relevant professional development that meets Chapter 49 structured literacy requirements and is tailored to meet the literacy needs of different certificate holders' classrooms. This session is tailored to PreK and primary (grades K-2) teachers.

67. ACT 48 Workshop - PD Series: Adolescent Literacy Institute

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: ELA Teachers in Middle and High School

Dates: 10/2/2024 to 2/25/2025

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.

68. ACT 48 Workshop - PD Series: Keys to Comprehension

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Reading Teachers in Grades 3-8

Dates: 10/2/2024 to 2/11/2025

This professional development series consists of four sessions 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 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.

69. Leadership Course - Science of Reading for Administrators

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Administrators - elementary

Dates: 10/4/2024 to 3/14/2025

This course is designed to provide administrators with in-depth knowledge and skills to support teachers with effective, evidence based instruction aligned to principles of Science of Reading using a structured literacy approach. Participants will learn the big ideas of reading instruction and how to use tools in classroom observations to discover strengths and gaps in instruction at the classroom and school/district levels. Administrators will also analyze structures in place that support keeping an eye on student growth and achievement, reflect upon effectiveness observed, and problem solve next steps to enhance teaching and learning. Participants earn 40 Act 45 credits: 18 in-class and 22 job-embedded hours.

70. ACT 48 Workshop: PD Series: Thinking Through the Pencil

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: ELA and Writing Teachers in Grades 3-8

Dates: 10/8/2024 to 2/13/2025

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.

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

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 10/28/2024 to 1/20/2025

Meeting Times: Live classes via Zoom: Monday, October 28, 2024; 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm and Saturdays: 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 2024; 8:00 am to 11:30 am, and Monday, 1/27/2025; 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Online coursework is due: January 20, 2025 at 11:59 p.m. Attendance is mandato

Registration for this course closes on 10/23/2024

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.

72. Structured Literacy Training: Non-ELA Certificate Holders

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Upper elementary and middle school non-ELA teachers; those holding certificates that require structured literacy training but are not currently using that certificate.

Dates: 10/29/2024

Allegheny Intermediate Unit's Reading Achievement Center presents relevant professional development that meets Chapter 49 structured literacy requirements and is tailored to meet the literacy needs of different certificate holders' classrooms. This session is tailored to certificate holders who are required to take structured literacy training but not teaching ELA (for example, middle school non-ELA certificate holders) or those holding a certificate but not using it (for example, a high school teacher who is special education certified but not teaching special education classes).

73. ONLINE Act 48 PD Series: Word Wizards

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: ELA teachers in grades 3-12

Dates: 11/1/2024 to 1/2/2025

Build your students into word wizards! This three-module 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.

74. ACT 48 Workshop - PD Series: Word Wizards

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

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

Dates: 11/7/2024 to 1/28/2025

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.

75. Structured Literacy Training: Special Educators and Reading Specialists

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Special educators and reading specialists

Dates: 11/20/2024 to 11/21/2024

Allegheny Intermediate Unit's Reading Achievement Center presents relevant professional development that meets Chapter 49 structured literacy requirements and is tailored to meet the literacy needs of different certificate holders' classrooms. This two-day session is tailored to special educators and reading specialists.

76. ACT 48 Workshops: ELA Symposium: Key Qualities of Writing Instruction (Grades 3-5)

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: ELA Teachers in Grades 3-5, Administrators

Dates: 12/5/2024

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 key qualities of writing instruction at the paragraph level and up.

77. 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: 1/6/2025 to 3/17/2025

Meeting Times: Live classes via Zoom: Monday, January 6, 2025 from 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm; Saturdays: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2025 from 8:00 am - 11:30 am; and Monday, 3/17/2025 from 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Online coursework is due: March 10, 2025 at 11:59 p.m. Attendance is manda

Registration for this course closes on 1/1/2025

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: Assessing Multilingual Learners: Bridges to Empowerment, (3rd Edition). Author: Gottlieb, Margo. Corwin Press, ISBN: 978-10-71897270


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.

78. ACT 48 Workshop: ELA Symposium: Key Qualities of Writing Instruction (Grades 6-8)

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: ELA Teachers in Grades 6-8, Administrators

Dates: 1/15/2025

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 key qualities of writing instruction at the paragraph level and up.

79. ACT 48 Workshop: Comprehension, Close Reading, & Complex Text: Laying the Foundation K-2

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

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

Dates: 1/28/2025 to 4/29/2025

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.

80. Structured Literacy Training: Upper Elementary & Middle School ELA Teachers

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Upper elementary and middle school ELA teachers

Dates: 1/30/2025

Allegheny Intermediate Unit's Reading Achievement Center presents relevant professional development that meets Chapter 49 structured literacy requirements and is tailored to meet the literacy needs of different certificate holders' classrooms. This session is tailored to upper elementary and middle school ELA teachers.

81. 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: 2/1/2025 to 5/1/2025

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.

82. 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: 2/17/2025 to 4/14/2025

Meeting Times: Live classes via Zoom: Monday, February 17, 2025 from 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm; Saturdays: 2/22, 3/1, and 3/8, 2025 from 8:00 am - 11:30 am; and Monday April 14, 2025 from 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Online coursework is due: April 7, 2025 at 11:59 p.m. Attendance i

Registration for this course closes on 2/12/2025

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.

83. Structured Literacy Training: Administrators

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Administrators who hold certificates that require structured literacy training

Dates: 2/27/2025

Allegheny Intermediate Unit's Reading Achievement Center presents relevant professional development that meets Chapter 49 structured literacy requirements and is tailored to meet the literacy needs of different certificate holders' classrooms. This two-day session is tailored to administrators who cold certificates that require structured literacy training and will focus on how administrators can support the components of structured literacy in their teachers' classrooms.

84. Structured Literacy Training: Special Educators and Reading Specialists

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Special educators and reading specialists

Dates: 3/5/2025 to 3/6/2025

Allegheny Intermediate Unit's Reading Achievement Center presents relevant professional development that meets Chapter 49 structured literacy requirements and is tailored to meet the literacy needs of different certificate holders' classrooms. This two-day session is tailored to special educators and reading specialists.

85. Structured Literacy Training: Upper Elementary & Middle School ELA Teachers

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Upper elementary and middle school ELA teachers

Dates: 3/27/2025

Allegheny Intermediate Unit's Reading Achievement Center presents relevant professional development that meets Chapter 49 structured literacy requirements and is tailored to meet the literacy needs of different certificate holders' classrooms. This session is tailored to upper elementary and middle school ELA teachers.

86. Structured Literacy Training: PreK and Primary K-2 Teachers

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: PreK and Primary (grades K-2) teachers

Dates: 4/10/2025

Allegheny Intermediate Unit's Reading Achievement Center presents relevant professional development that meets Chapter 49 structured literacy requirements and is tailored to meet the literacy needs of different certificate holders' classrooms. This session is tailored to PreK and primary (grades K-2) teachers.