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1. ACT 48 Workshop: SEL - Schoolwide Indicators of Social Emotional Learning

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Dates: 9/22/2020 to 5/25/2021

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2. ACT 48 Workshop: Social & Emotional Learning PLN: Self Care for Educators

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Dates: 9/22/2020 to 5/25/2021

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3. ACT 48 Workshop: Concrete-Representational-Abstract Approach to Teaching Addition

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Dates: 9/23/2020

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4. ACT 48 Workshop: Secondary MTSS Overview

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Dates: 9/24/2020 to 10/26/2020

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6. CPE Course: Best Practices in Teaching K-12 Online

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 10/5/2020 to 10/26/2020

Meeting Times: Online Course

NEW COURSE for Fall, 2020!

Registration for this course closes on 9/30/20


INSTRUCTOR: Dan Morrow


Online learning continues to evolve and progress with each passing year and more implementation. With the necessity of many schools having to go to online instruction under current circumstances it is more important than ever for educators to become trained in the best practices of teaching online. By offering this CPE course "Best Practices in K-12 Online Teaching and Learning”, educators who don't have experience or training in online learning can become better prepared to help their students be successful. The course is based on the iNACOL (International Association for K-12 Online Learning) National Standards for Quality Online Courses. It will help educators develop skills and knowledge, based on research and best practices, including developing easy-to-navigate courses, methods of authentic online assessments, online teaching strategies, online communication and feedback, course organization, and much more!

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

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators

Dates: 10/5/2020 to 10/30/2020

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 9/30/20

INSTRUCTOR: Kristina Rose


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


Title: Effective Classroom Communication Pocketbook [paperback] Author: Churches, Richard ISBN-13: 978-1906610111


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

8. CPE Course: Pittsburgh Heritage I

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators, social studies teachers

Dates: 10/5/2020 to 10/29/2020

Meeting Times: Online

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Registration for this course closes on 9/30/20


INSTRUCTOR: Sarah Greenwald, Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation

This course will provide the classroom teacher with the opportunity to explore Pittsburgh's heritage through the lens of architecture. Participants will be introduced to interrelated topics of local and regional history, cultural heritage, historic preservation, and visual awareness of the local environment, with creative classroom applications.

9. ACT 48 Workshop: Acadience Reading K-6 Data Interpretation (This is a 2-part training)

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Dates: 10/6/2020 to 10/7/2020

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14. ACT 48 Workshop: TRANSITION PLC: Taking My Transition Instruction to the Next Level

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Dates: 10/14/2020 to 6/2/2021

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

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 10/16/2020 to 11/6/2020

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 10/12/20

INSTRUCTOR: Michael and Rhonda Bielawski


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

16. CPE Course: Connecting with Kids

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 10/16/2020 to 11/6/2020

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 10/12/20

INSTRUCTORS: Rhonda Bielawski and Elaine Obidowski


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

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 11/13/2020

Meeting Times: Online

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Registration for this course closes on 10/14/20

INSTRUCTOR: Kathleen Himes


Required Text: participants must obtain the following text in order to successfully complete this course. This text can be ordered online in new or used condition; it may also be available for download to Kindle or other mobile text readers.

Title: Stress Management for Teachers: A Proactive Guide. [Paperback, 2015] Authors: Herman, Keith C. and Reinke, Wendy M. ISBN-13: 978-1462517985

This course guides participants in developing and implementing classroom strategies that cultivate teacher and student well-being. Mental health is of great concern in the world today as educational, financial, social, mental and emotional pressures can seem overwhelming at times. Teacher and student well-being must first be addressed before teaching and learning can take place. In addition to exploring curricula to best deal with students' anxiety and stress in the classroom, participants will also explore scientific research, best practices and the holistic education of the mind and body in support of our 21st century students. Both teacher and student must maintain a level of self-care and awareness in order to make great academic and personal strides.

19. CPE Course: Introduction to Text Comprehension

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 11/19/2020

Meeting Times: Online Course

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Registration for this course closes on 10/14/20

INSTRUCTOR: Lisa Yonek


Being able to comprehend text is a necessary skill in becoming a functioning adult in today's society. Both national and state assessment results show that comprehension is an issue for students and educators; and, students who struggle with comprehension will feel a direct impact on their future success. This course will instruct educators about the science of the reading process, which includes comprehension and research based strategies for comprehension instruction. In addition, educators will understand the factors that effect comprehension and develop a plan of action to support students with developing strategies to become proficient readers who are able to comprehend text.

20. CPE Course: Teaching K-12 Problem Solving Using Computational Thinking in all Subjects

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 11/9/2020

Meeting Times: Online

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INSTRUCTOR: Richard Roth

This course will focus on Problem Solving techniques for students at all levels and subjects of K-12. The new buzz word on the horizon in education is computational thinking, in other words, helping students think like a computer to solve problems. This course will show examples, activities, and lesson plans of problem solving and computational thinking techniques for various subjects and levels. Techniques such as Decomposition, Algorithmic Thinking, and Pattern Recognition will be shown, discussed, and applied. This will be a fun course to get you to look at problem solving in a new and different way.

21. ACT 48 Workshop: Supporting Struggling Writers: Micro & Macro Writing PLC

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 5/17/2021

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

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 10/26/2020 to 11/16/2020

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 10/21/20

INSTRUCTOR: Richard Roth


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

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

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 10/26/2020 to 11/20/2020

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 10/21/20

INSTRUCTOR: Kathleen Himes


Required Text: participants must obtain the following text in order to successfully complete this course. This text can be ordered online in new or used condition; it may also be available for download to Kindle or other mobile text readers.

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

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

25. CPE Course: Examining Classroom Management

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 10/26/2020 to 11/12/2020

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 10/21/20

INSTRUCTOR: John Green


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

26. CPE Course: Tech Tools for the 21st Century

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 10/26/2020 to 11/21/2020

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 10/21/20

INSTRUCTOR: Jill Brooks


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

27. ACT 48 Workshop: Developing Sentence Writing Across the Content Areas for K-2 Teachers

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Dates: 10/27/2020 to 2/9/2021

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30. ACT 48 Workshop: Supporting Struggling Readers: Assessment in Phonics

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Dates: 10/29/2020 to 12/15/2020

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31. CPE Course: ADHD in Education

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 10/30/2020 to 11/20/2020

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 10/26/20

INSTRUCTORS: Michael and Rhonda Bielawski


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

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

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 10/30/2020 to 11/20/2020

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 10/26/20

INSTRUCTORS: Rhonda Bielawski and Elaine Obidowski


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

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

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 11/2/2020 to 11/23/2020

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 10/28/20

INSTRUCTOR: Richard Roth


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

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

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 11/2/2020 to 11/27/2020

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 10/28/20.

INSTRUCTOR: Kathleen Himes


Being Mindful: Teacher and Student Wellness is a course that explores and allows participants to develop and implement classroom strategies that cultivate teacher and student well-being. Mindfulness is a management strategy that can be implemented in any classroom. Well-being and mindfulness must first be addressed before learning can take place. Mindfulness is paying attention on purpose in the present moment in such a way that is balanced for both teacher and student. Participants will explore curricula for mindfulness in the classroom, as well as scientific research, best practices and the holistic education of the mind and body that we strive to provide our 21st century students. Both teacher and student must maintain a level of self-care and awareness in order to make great academic and personal strides. Participants will develop an action plan to introduce mindfulness in the classroom so that awareness, insightfulness and presence are established so academic goals can be met.

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

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 11/2/2020 to 11/28/2020

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 10/28/20

INSTRUCTOR: Jill Brooks


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

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

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 11/2/2020 to 2/1/2021

Meeting Times: Virtual classes scheduled for: Monday, 11/2/2020 and Saturdays: 11/7, 11/14, 11/21 - times will be announced to registrants. Final virtual class: Monday, 2/1/2021 time will be announced.

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


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

37. CPE Course: Beat the Bullying: A Look Into Prevention and Intervention

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators

Dates: 11/3/2020 to 11/29/2020

Meeting Times: Online

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Registration for this course closes on 10/29/2020

INSTRUCTOR: Kristina Rose


All students need to feel a sense of belonging in the classroom so their anxieties and fears don't drive them to drop out before graduating. This course will focus on training teachers how to provide a nurturing environment where students can focus on their school work in a healthy learning environment. Participants will learn many techniques and modifications that they can take back to their classroom in order to encourage children to be self-confident and be respectful of others opinions, styles and choices. This course will help support the retention and success rate of students by reducing bullying. Students need to develop positive, healthy relationships with their teachers which in turn motivate students to thrive academically and personally.

38. ACT 45 Course: Co-Teaching PLC - AIU3 ACT 45 Course

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Dates: 11/3/2020 to 1/27/2021

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39. CPE Course: Exploring Your Neighborhood and City

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: K-12 Educators, Social Studies Teachers

Dates: 11/9/2020 to 12/2/2020

Meeting Times: Online Course

NEW COURSE for Fall, 2020!

Registration for this course closes on 11/4/20


INSTRUCTOR: Sarah Greenwald, Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation

This course will provide classroom teachers with a first-hand knowledge of the historical and architectural development in Pittsburgh, a city of 90 neighborhoods. This course shares the advantages of using the immediate community as a "classroom” for teaching social studies, art, English, as well as other subjects - and to provide teachers with the skills required to use the community as a learning resource in their own classroom.
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41. CPE Course: Addressing Learning Disabilities in Education

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 11/13/2020 to 12/4/2020

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 11/9/20

INSTRUCTORS: Michael and Rhonda Bielawski


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

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

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 11/13/2020 to 12/4/2020

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 11/9/20

INSTRUCTORS: Rhonda Bielawski and Elaine Obidowski


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

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

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 11/16/2020 to 12/4/2020

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 11/11/20

INSTRUCTOR: Brian Stamford


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

44. ACT 48 Workshop: Check and Connect Mentor Training (3 Sessions)

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Dates: 11/16/2020

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45. ACT 48 Workshop: Structured Literacy Instruction

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Dates: 11/17/2020

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47. ACT 48 Workshop: Developing Sentence Writing Across the Content Areas for 3-12 Teachers

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Dates: 12/3/2020 to 3/9/2021

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

Program: CPE Courses

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

Dates: 1/4/2021 to 3/22/2021

Meeting Times: First in person class: 1/4/2021 from 5:30 pm - 8 pm; Saturday classes: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23 from 8 am - 11:30 am; Final class: 3/22/2021 from 5:30 pm - 8 pm (in person classes meet at AIU3 central office)

Registration for this course closes on 12/22/2020

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


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

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

49. 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: 2/22/2021 to 4/19/2021

Meeting Times: First in person class: 2/22/2021 from 5:30 pm - 8 pm; Saturday classes: 2/27, 3/6, 3/13 from 8 am - 11:30 am; Final class: 4/19/2021 from 5:30 pm - 8 pm (in person classes meet at AIU3 central office)

Registration for this course closes on 2/17/2021

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


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

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