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1. Early Invention Full Staff In-Service

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 5/29/2018

Location: Main Office - Hertz/Rohrbach Room

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The In-service scheduled for Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 8:00-11:30. The Full Staff In-service will be held at the BCIU Main office with everyone starting in the Hertz/Rohrbach room. The topics will be cultural awareness - how to teach diversity and information regarding the homelessness program and resources available for these students. The group will divide up into 4 small groups and will rotate between the following rooms: Hertz/Rohrbach and George/Washington. The afternoon will consist of Data team meetings. TBA

2. COMMON CORE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS IN A PLC AT WORK™: Grades 3-5

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Upper Elementary Teachers or School Leaders

Dates: 6/1/2018 to 9/30/2018

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

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This ONLINE course provides you with the background and rationale for the implementation of Common Core Standards in a PLC at Work™. It also provides you with tools for unpacking the Common Core Standards in grades k12 and will support you in efforts to design a lesson plan for delivering and measuring those standards within the classroom setting.

3. COMMON CORE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS IN A PLC AT WORK™: Grades 6-8

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Middle School Literacy Teachers or School Leaders

Dates: 6/1/2018 to 9/30/2018

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

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This ONLINE course provides you with the background and rationale for the implementation of Common Core Standards in a PLC at Work™. It also provides you with tools for unpacking the Common Core Standards in grades k12 and will support you in efforts to design a lesson plan for delivering and measuring those standards within the classroom setting.

4. COMMON CORE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS IN A PLC AT WORK™: Grades 9-12

Program: Professional Development

Audience: High School Literacy Teachers or School Leaders

Dates: 6/1/2018 to 9/30/2018

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

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This ONLINE course provides you with the background and rationale for the implementation of Common Core Standards in a PLC at Work™. It also provides you with tools for unpacking the Common Core Standards in grades K-12 and will support you in efforts to design a lesson plan for delivering and measuring those standards within the classroom setting.

5. COMMON CORE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS IN A PLC AT WORK™: Grades K-2

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-2 Teachers or School Leaders

Dates: 6/1/2018 to 9/30/2018

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

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This ONLINE course provides you with the background and rationale for the implementation of Common Core Standards in a PLC at Work™. It also provides you with tools for unpacking the Common Core Standards in grades k12 and will support you in efforts to design a lesson plan for delivering and measuring those standards within the classroom setting.

6. MATHEMATICS IN A PLC AT WORK™: Grades 6-8

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Middle School Mathematics Teachers and School Leaders

Dates: 6/1/2018 to 9/30/2018

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

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This ONLINE course provides students with the background, rationale, and strategic steps for planning and implementing mathematics in a PLC at Work™. Learners will study 10 proven High- Leverage Team Actions that can be used specifically when teaching Mathematics within a Professional Learning Community.

7. MATHEMATICS IN A PLC AT WORK™: Grades K-5

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Elementary Mathematics Teachers and School Leaders

Dates: 6/1/2018 to 9/30/2018

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

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This ONLINE course provides students with the background, rationale, and strategic steps for planning and implementing mathematics in a PLC at Work™. Learners will study 10 proven High- Leverage Team Actions that can be used specifically when teaching Mathematics within a Professional Learning Community.

8. MATHEMATICS IN A PLC AT WORK™: High School

Program: Professional Development

Audience: High School Mathematics Teachers and School Leaders

Dates: 6/1/2018 to 9/30/2018

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

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This ONLINE course provides students with the background, rationale, and strategic steps for planning and implementing mathematics in a PLC at Work™. Learners will study 10 proven High- Leverage Team Actions that can be used specifically when teaching Mathematics within a Professional Learning Community.

9. RTI AT WORK™: Elementary School Focus

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Elementary Teachers, Intervention Specialists, and School Leaders

Dates: 6/1/2018 to 9/30/2018

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

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This ONLINE course provides students with the background, rationale, and strategic steps for planning and implementing a high-quality Response to Intervention (RTI) initiative. Students will design strategies for developing Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 intervention systems and the professional learning culture and community needed for implementation in middle school grades.

10. RTI AT WORK™: Grades K-12

Program: Professional Development

Audience: School Teachers, Intervention Specialists, and School Leaders

Dates: 6/1/2018 to 9/30/2018

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

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This ONLINE course provides students with the background, rationale, and strategic steps for planning and implementing a high-quality Response to Intervention (RTI) initiative. Students will design strategies for developing Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 intervention systems and the professional learning culture and community needed for implementation.

11. RTI AT WORK™: High School Focus

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Late Elementary Teachers, Intervention Specialists, and School Leaders

Dates: 6/1/2018 to 9/30/2018

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

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This ONLINE course provides students with the background, rationale, and strategic steps for planning and implementing a high-quality Response to Intervention (RTI) initiative. Students will design strategies for developing Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 intervention systems and the professional learning culture and community needed for implementation.

12. RTI AT WORK™: Late Elementary Focus

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Late Elementary Teachers, Intervention Specialists, and School Leaders

Dates: 6/1/2018 to 9/30/2018

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

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This ONLINE course provides students with the background, rationale, and strategic steps for planning and implementing a high-quality Response to Intervention (RTI) initiative. Students will design strategies for developing Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 intervention systems and the professional learning culture and community needed for implementation.

13. RTI AT WORK™: Middle School Focus

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Middle School Teachers, Intervention Specialists, and School Leaders

Dates: 6/1/2018 to 9/30/2018

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

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This ONLINE course provides students with the background, rationale, and strategic steps for planning and implementing a high-quality Response to Intervention (RTI) initiative. Students will design strategies for developing Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 intervention systems and the professional learning culture and community needed for implementation.

14. Early Intervention: ABA Training

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 6/1/2018

Location: Education Centre room 173

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For BCIU Early Intervention Staff only: The training topic is The role of motivation and reinforcement in Instructional Control on December 1st from 1:00-3:00 in room 173 at the Education Centre. Hope to see you there!

15. Google Tools for Educators (CPE CLASS)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 6/1/2018 to 7/6/2018

Location: NO CLASS MEETINGS - ALL ONLINE

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The primary focus of this online course is the integration of Google tools (approx. 20) for variety of educational contexts. Emphasis is placed on how these tools can impact classroom practice. This course is designed for teachers who want to utilize free, powerful, and collaborative tools for instructional purposes. The course provides a blend of tool training and tool application for the classroom.

Any questions, please contact Tanya Smith @ 610-987-8494 or tanbon@berksiu.org.

16. insideBerksbusiness (iBb) 2018

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Educators - MUST BE ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM BY DISTRICT

Dates: 6/4/2018 to 8/9/2018

BCIU MUST RECEIVE DISTRICT APPROVAL BEFORE REGISTERING. insideBerksbusiness (iBb) is a five-day summer learning experience for educators. It is a totally retooled version of the once popular Educator Internship Program. iBb brings members of the education and business communities together for activities designed to give educators an insider's look at local businesses.

17. What Every Teacher Should Know about Teaching English Language Learners

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 6/4/2018 to 8/3/2018

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

This online course is intended to help be more successful with the ELL’s in the classroom. All the course’s reading and writing assignments are intended to help participants better align their teaching with five Pennsylvania English Language Proficiency Standards. This framework was revised by the PA Department of Education in 2015 to better correlate with Pennsylvania Core/Academic Standards, thus increasing rigor in the ESL program and giving ELs equitable access to subject content. Throughout the course we utilize the PA English Language Proficiency Standards along with their Model Performance Indicators, to illustrate and teach how to effectively differentiate instruction and assessment across content areas for ELs at varying levels of English Language Proficiency. This course requires a textbook to be purchased prior to the start date: The Language-Rich Classroom (ISBN# is 978-1-4166-0841-7). Any questions, please contact Tanya Bonilla-Smith, 610-987-8494, tanbon@berksiu.org.

18. Best Practices in Helping Adolescents Succeed (CPE CLASS)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 educators

Dates: 6/11/2018 to 6/22/2018

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

This online course is designed to examine adolescent development, from both the theoretical and practical perspectives. Various theories of learning and human development will be explored, in relation to adolescents (i.e. youth aged twelve and older). The cognitive, social, emotional, physical, moral, and motivational domains will be examined in order to provide a comprehensive, integrative approach to working with adolescents in secondary schools. Course participants will also examine various models for secondary education that are consistent with 21st century teaching and learning. Through research-based readings, case studies, conceptual designs, discussions, and theoretical analyses, course participants will develop a thorough understanding of the developmental processes that affect the decisions, behaviors, and learning outcomes of adolescents. In turn, participants will be better positioned to positively impact the learning, development, and achievement of secondary school students.

Any questions, please contact Tanya Smith @ tanbon@berksiu.org.

19. Mindfulness for Educators and Their Students (CPE Course)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

Dates: 6/11/2018 to 7/22/2018

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

This online course is designed to better understand the concept of mindfulness and how it benefits emotional well-being of both teachers and students, the content of this course is relevant to most standards relating to adult professional learning, health and well-being, classroom management, social and emotional learning including developing student interpersonal skills. The teacher will be working to implement the course material into his/her own life and classroom, thus meeting the “Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning.” In turn, the students will be directly impacted by the deliberate choices and modifications the teacher makes, hence helping the students to meet the standards of “PA Academic Standards for Student Interpersonal Skills.” This course does require a text: Mindfulness for Teachers by Patricia Jennings (ISBN 978-0393708073). Any questions/concerns, please contact Tanya Bonilla-Smith, tanbon@berksiu.org or 610-987-8494.

20. Para - June grads only- June 12-15, 2018

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: paraprofessionals in the Academy for the 2017-2018 school year

Dates: 6/12/2018 to 6/15/2018

Location: Hertz

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These 4 days are for Paraprofessionals who did not attend the 4 days in August, 2017 but attended the October 3, 2017 meeting. It will register you for all 4 days, and on Friday, June 15,2018 you will have your interview and graduation.

Any questions, please contact Mary Ann Reardon, marrea@berksiu.org, 610-987-8532

21. Core Connections to Instruction & Technology Conference 2018

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 6/14/2018 to 6/15/2018

Location: Governor Mifflin High School

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This two-day conference emphasizes instructional best practices, innovation and practical classroom application. The sessions are designed to deepen understanding of instructional tools and techniques that prepare students for future careers and opportunities.

Any questions please contact Heidi Gamler @ heigam@berksiu.org.

22. Flipped, Blended and Beyond! (CPE CLASS)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 6/17/2018 to 7/1/2018

Location: ONLINE CLASS

This ONLINE course focuses not only on flipped instruction but also on technology integration and differentiated instruction which is inherently associated with flipping the classroom. Through an examination of ways to move lower depth of knowledge content and activities out of the “spotlight” in the classroom, teachers can greatly impact student achievement by increasing the amount of class time used for higher level activities such as discussions, projects, labs, and group activities. This course will impact student learning by providing teachers a clear and specific strategy to use when meaningfully integrating technology into the classroom. Student learning will be positively impacted because flipping the classroom provides avenues for a student-centered learning environment. Participants will analyze specific models of flipped instruction and design strategies for using the teaching model in their own classes.

Any questions, please contact Tanya Bonilla Smith @ tanbon@berksiu.org.

23. Teaching in Mixed Ability Classrooms (CPE CLASS)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 6/17/2018 to 7/1/2018

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

This ONLINE, three credit course is for educators working in inclusive classes with students possessing varied levels of academic ability including learning disabilities, but also physical, and emotional and gifted requirements as well. Educators will be provided with a perspective on the rational of inclusionary settings, as well as preparation to implement best practices for maximizing student achievement tools.

Any questions, please contact Tanya Bonilla Smith @ 610-987-8494 or tanbon@berksiu.org.

24. Pediatric First Aid w/ CPR - (8:00am - 12:30pm) Early Intervention only

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 6/18/2018

Location: washington Room

American Heart Association - Pediatric First Aid with CPR. Includes instruction in Adult, Child, Infant and AED. Certification is good for 2 years. Any questions regarding this course, please contact Rodney Good at 610-987-8615.

25. Community Based Instruction (CBI) for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities: It Really is Educational!

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Professionals Only - NO PARAPROFESSIONALS

Dates: 6/19/2018 to 6/21/2018

This three-day workshop is specifically designed for teachers of students with low incidence disabilities. Day 1 will be spent learning how to complete an environmental analysis and how to identify priority instructional areas for individual students and groups. Day 2 will be spent in the community at a variety of locations actually completing environmental analyses with the support of the instructor. Day 3 will be focused on analyzing a variety of environments, targeting specific skills that students need to develop and writing lesson plans for implementation.

Due to the parameters of this course, CLASS SIZE WILL BE LIMITED TO 15 TEACHERS.

Any questions, please contact Mary Ann Reardon, marrea@berksiu.org, 610-987-8532

Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for Pennsylvania districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants as listed in the My Learning Plan registration.

26. Power AAC - Modules 1-6 Full Day

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Speech Language Therapists, special education teachers, ONLY paraprofessionals supporting students using AAC systems

Dates: 6/19/2018

- Each day can be taken separately or together

You must register for EACH day if attending all sessions

POWER AAC is a training series developed by PaTTAN with Gail Van Tatenhove, CCC-SLP. Gail, a speech-language pathologist with over thirty years of experience in the field of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), has collaborated with AAC practitioners in PA Intermediate Units over the course of several years on this project.

POWER AAC refers to the five key principles of this project. POWER AAC classrooms have educational teams who are learning to:



• Practice powerful communication PARTNER skills,



• Create powerful communication OPPORTUNITIES,



• Implement power WORDS in social and instructional contexts,



• Continually utilize EVIDENCE in decision making about AAC systems and supports,



• Create, implement, and share powerful RESOURCES.

This training will utilize these prerecorded modules with time for discussion and supported team planning. SEE PATTAN WEBSITE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON INDIVIDUAL MODULES.

Any questions, please contact Mary Ann Reardon, marrea@berksiu.org, 610-987-8532.

Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for Pennsylvania districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants as listed in the My Learning Plan registration.

27. TDA is (Not) Just a Test Question: Instructional Practices for Text Dependent Analysis

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Educators, Grades 3-8

Dates: 6/21/2018

After a teacher has determined a text is sufficiently complex, students need guidance in grappling with the text in order to understand it fully and analyze it, but which instructional practices actually improve students’ ability to accomplish this? This interactive workshop will engage teachers in activities they can modify for use in their own classrooms. Teachers should bring complex texts they plan to use with their students and a laptop.

28. Building an Online Course with Canvas LMS

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 6/27/2018 to 6/28/2018

This workshop introduces Canvas tools in the context of practical strategies for design, development, and management of an online course. You will have an opportunity to review the basics of online course development and practice the use of Canvas tools through hands-on course development. By the end of the training, you will be able to use Canvas to build your online course applying the different parts of the course design rubrics that: 1). Addresses elements of instructional design, 2). Emphasizes communication between and among learners and instructors, synchronously or asynchronously, 3). Focuses on instructional activities designed to measure progress towards learning outcomes, and 4). Addresses the support resources made available to students taking the course.

29. Child Sexual Abuse, General Child Abuse and Neglect of Children (CPE CLASS)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/1/2018 to 7/31/2018

Location: ALL WORK ONLINE

This ONLINE three credit graduate level course is designed to prevent child sexual abuse. It will assist educators in recognizing student behaviors resulting from predatory pedophile threats, as well as physical abuse and neglect in their lives. The class will conduct forensic reviews of cases involving pedophiles, review warning signs of sexual abuse in children, and delve into the psychological torment inflicted on victims and how that torment is then transferred into the school setting. It will provide techniques and resources for supporting the traumatized child within the school setting. The course will also review criteria for mandated reporters when addressing issues of general child abuse and neglect; however, at the present time, this course does not replace the mandated 3-hour training required by Section 1205.6 of the Public School Code of 1949.

The following book (approx. $15 on Amazon) is required for use with this class. "Predators: Pedophiles, Rapists, & Other Sex Offenders. Who They Are, How They Operate, and How We Can Protect Ourselves and Our Children." Salter, Anna Ph.D. (2003). New York, NYC: Basic Books. ISBN# 0-465-07173-2

Any questions, please contact Tanya Bonilla Smith @ tanbon@berksiu.org.

30. The Art of Questioning in Today’s Classroom

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators

Dates: 7/1/2018

Questions pique our natural inquisitiveness and aid the brain’s search for personal connection and meaning. How do we use questioning to increase the effectiveness of teaching and learning? How do we shift the responsibility for question asking to students? This asynchronous online course will provide the research basis for questioning and different question techniques/protocols. Teachers will observe questioning in action, design effective questions and incorporate them into lessons.

This facilitated course begins July 1st and ends August 1st.

31. Classroom Leadership & Community Development

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators & K-12 School Counselors

Dates: 7/2/2018 to 8/26/2018

Location: COMMONWEALTH B

This blended course (online and in-class) provides classroom management skills to streamline instruction and eliminate negative behaviors. Drawing upon the latest research and professional practices in both the education and corporate worlds, the course invites participants to deeply analyze their own instructional practices and create a practical action plan for future development as a classroom leader. Building Classroom Communities: Strategies for Developing a Culture of Caring by David Levine is a required text for this course (ISBN-10: 1935249916; ISBN-13: 978-1935249917). Please secure a copy prior to the start of the first session. Any questions, please contact Tanya Smith at tanbon@berksiu.org.

32. Using Web 2.0 Tools to Teach 21st Century Skills (CPE Class)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/2/2018 to 8/6/2018

Location: NO CLASS MEETING

This online course is designed to help educators apply the current trends, research, and best practices for supporting instruction with appropriate application of recent and innovative educational technologies - specifically Web 2.0 tools. For both experienced professionals and newcomers interested in incorporating the latest Internet technology into existing curricular units to help students achieve their educational standards and objectives. During this course, educators will develop effective teaching methods and instructional strategies that capitalize on students' interest in Web 2.0 technologies and use that familiarity to improve students' acquisition of 21st Century skills. Course content will emphasize student relevant in today's classroom environments. This course addresses the challenge of developing interdisciplinary, active learning experiences that increase technology literacy of students through the use of Web 2.0 tools. Educators will evaluate and analyze current relevant research, and create projects demonstrating conceptual understanding of infusing Web 2.0 technology into the classroom. This course is organized around fifteen content modules. In the content modules there are educational objectives, course content, required readings, learning activities, class discussions, sharing and reflections, technology projects, assessments, and the integration of Web 2.0 activities into the classroom to specifically address 21st Century skills.

Any questions, please contact Tanya Smith at 610-987-8494.

33. Discovering & Dealing with Root Causes of Classroom Behavior (CPE CLASS)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/10/2018 to 7/19/2018

Location: BCIU-1111 Commons Blvd

This three credit Face-to-Face course is designed for educators K-12 who are interested in learning more about the root causes of classroom behavior, and how to address issues that may arise. Participants will receive an overview of various mental health disorders that may manifest in the classroom, along with effective strategies for how to respond to problem behavior, as well as factors that contribute to social skills development.

Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for PA districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants as listed in the My Learning Plan registration.

Any questions, please contact Tanya Bonilla Smith @ tanbon@berksiu.org.

34. Power AAC - Modules 7-8 Half Day

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Speech Language Therapists, special education teachers, ONLY paraprofessionals supporting students using AAC systems

Dates: 7/10/2018

- Each day can be taken separately or together

You must register for EACH day if attending all sessions

POWER AAC is a training series developed by PaTTAN with Gail Van Tatenhove, CCC-SLP. Gail, a speech-language pathologist with over thirty years of experience in the field of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), has collaborated with AAC practitioners in PA Intermediate Units over the course of several years on this project.

POWER AAC refers to the five key principles of this project. POWER AAC classrooms have educational teams who are learning to:



• Practice powerful communication PARTNER skills,



• Create powerful communication OPPORTUNITIES,



• Implement power WORDS in social and instructional contexts,



• Continually utilize EVIDENCE in decision making about AAC systems and supports,



• Create, implement, and share powerful RESOURCES.

This training will utilize these prerecorded modules with time for discussion and supported team planning. SEE PATTAN WEBSITE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON INDIVIDUAL MODULES.

Any questions, please contact Mary Ann Reardon, marrea@berksiu.org, 610-987-8532.

Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for Pennsylvania districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants as listed in the My Learning Plan registration.

35. Transition to Supported or Competitive Employment for Students with Disabilities

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Professionals & Paras who work with students with disabilities ages 14 years and up

Dates: 7/11/2018

In May 2016, Governor Wolf signed an Executive Order that requires schools to work with the PA Department of Human Services and the PA Department of Labor to prepare youth with disabilities for competitive, integrated employment.

This training will prepare special education teachers, paraprofessionals and other school staff to provide age-appropriate career and employability assessment and to collaborate with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Office of Developmental Programs to connect students with funding for agency support. Agency representatives will be available to provide information about recent changes related to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Questions, please contact Cheryl Gregory, chegre@berksiu.org, 610-987-8425.

Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for Pennsylvania districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants as listed in the My Learning Plan registration.

36. Safety Skills for Students with Autism and Low Incidence Disabilities

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Special and regular education teachers and related professionals, administrators, psychologists, parents and paraprofessionals

Dates: 7/12/2018

Keeping individuals with low incidence disabilities and autism safe is an ongoing concern for families and caregivers. There are services available to assist with this concern, but there are also basic safety skills that can be taught to facilitate this process. For many of our students with communication challenges, long-term planning and instruction may be required for these skills to fully develop. This training will explore services available, safety skills to be addressed and instructional options for teaching these skills.

Objectives:

- Explore various services that provide tracking services and communication with law enforcement, including Project Life Saver.

- Identify safety skills that are required in various settings and establish priorities for instruction.

- Discuss techniques to provide instruction and reinforcement of safety skills.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Ann Reardon at marrea@berksiu.org or 610-987-8532.

Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for PA districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants as listed in the My Learning Plan registration.

37. Creating Writers through 6-Trait Writing K-12 (CPE CLASS)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: Educators in all content areas, from primary grades through college

Dates: 7/15/2018 to 8/26/2018

Location: ALL ONLINE - NO CLASS MEETINGS

What is 6-Trait Writing? It is an assessment model and a powerful instructional tool that is used by teachers all over the country to help students improve their writing grades K-12! It is so popular, that even Scholastic and the website "Writing Fix" have embraced this model created by Education Northwest more than 20 years ago.

This ONLINE Canvas course is designed to fit your needs, whether you are teaching in the primary or intermediate grades. It also can be adapted to meet the needs of any writing that is used in the content areas. During this course, you will receive 6-Trait writing lessons, teacher and kid-friendly writing rubrics, knowledge on effective feedback to students and information on how this model will help you transition into the new Common Core Standards for writing. This course can be successfully completed by a novice online participant.

Participants are required to have access to a computer with Microsoft Office 2000 or newer.

Any questions, please contact Tanya Smith @ tanbon@berksiu.org.

38. Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom K-12 (CPE CLASS)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: Teachers and administrators, K-12

Dates: 7/15/2018 to 8/26/2018

Location: ALL CLASSWORK DONE ONLINE, NO CLASS MEETINGS

This ONLINE course will help teachers and administrators K-12 build a specific set of evidence-based practices, methodologies, and interventions for teaching and working with children with autism spectrum disorders. The participants will define autism, understand inclusive schooling, learn to create a comfortable classroom, discuss the importance of social belonging, learn how to develop and implement meaningful instructional strategies for students with autism in all content areas, sustain positive behavior supports, and collaborate with parents and professionals.

This course will utilize the book "You're Going to Love This Kid!" (second edition/ISBN-10: 159857079X) by Paula Kluth along with online peer reviewed articles, videos, websites on autism, and discussion forums to meet the objectives of this course. To culminate this course, the participants will be required to write either a unit of lesson plans or a researched-based three page essay utilizing APA format describing strategies and techniques for teaching students with autism in the inclusive classroom.

Any questions, please contact Tanya Bonilla Smith @ tanbon@berksiu.org.

39. Introduction to Executive Functioning Skills for the PARAPROFESSIONAL

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Paraprofessionals K-12

Dates: 7/16/2018

This session provides an overview of key executive functioning skills such as time management, organization, self-regulation, self-monitoring, impulse control, planning and problem solving. Participants will learn about the impact of executive functions on school and daily living. Practical strategies that can be implemented across school environments by paraprofessionals will be presented. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the paraprofessional and the need for decreasing prompts and increasing student independence.

Any questions, please contact Mary Ann Reardon, marrea@berksiu.org, 610-987-8532

Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for Pennsylvania districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants as listed in the My Learning Plan registration.

40. Making the Most of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Your Classroom

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/17/2018

During this workshop, you will get practical advice on how you can use open educational resources in your classroom. Access thousands of learning resources and rich media including lesson plans, units of study, courses, videos, interactives, and complete standards-aligned textbooks. The OER movement has your back with free, CC licensed materials that will help your students access and keep high quality, effective learning resources. You’ll learn how to use and legally modify content (according to the 5R activities: retain, reuse, revise, remix, redistribute). Supporting OER means supporting maximum equity and access within education, allowing all students to learn with up-to-date content, regardless of their economic background.

41. Transition to Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities: An Overview - Day One of Two Day Series (Day Two is July 18, 2018) You must register for EACH day if attending both sessions

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Teachers, administrators, parents, paraprofessionals, related service personnel, and agency staff serving students with disabilities approaching age 14 through 21 years

Dates: 7/17/2018

Location: BCIU Main Office, 1111 Commons Blvd., Reading, PA

Day 1 is An Overview.

This session will address transition assessment and multi-year transition planning for students with disabilities who plan to attend 4 year college, community college, or technical school. The session will include opportunities for direct interaction with representatives of postsecondary institutions. Participants will develop next step action plans to apply what they have learned to their work with students.

Any questions, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for Pennsylvania districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants as listed in the My Learning Plan registration.

42. Teaching Skills Essential for Transition to Postsecondary Education - Day Two of Two Day Series (Day One is July 17, 2018)

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Teachers, administrators, parents, paraprofessionals, related service personnel, and agency staff serving students with disabilities approaching age 14 through 21 years

Dates: 7/18/2018

Location: BCIU Main Office, 1111 Commons Blvd., Reading, PA

Participants will learn practical strategies for teaching skills such as time management, organization, problem solving, action planning, and self-evaluation that are essential for successful transition to postsecondary education. The session will include instructional materials, as well as examples for assessment, goal writing, and progress monitoring related to essential functional skills.

Any questions, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for Pennsylvania districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants.

43. The Science of Behavior: Behavior Instruction Connection-2 Days

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Special and Regular Education Teachers, Administrators, Psychologists, Related Service Professionals & Parents, Sorry, no Paraprofessionals

Dates: 7/18/2018 to 7/19/2018

This two-day training will provide participants with information on changing student behavior through the use of research-based effective instructional practices. Participants will learn how to use effective instructional and classroom management techniques to prevent problem behaviors. By utilizing principles and strategies from both behavior and effective instruction research, school personnel can focus on preventing disruptive behavior that occurs in the classroom.

Topics will include:

- Basic Behavior Principles
- Organizing and structuring your classroom
- Designing and implementing explicit and fair classroom rules
- Assessing behavior
- Developing Behavior Intervention Plans
- Effective instructional strategies based upon the 10 Effective Teaching Principles
- Strategy instruction related to keeping students actively engaged with instruction including how to use response cards, error correction, group response, time trials, and guided notes

Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for PA districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants as listed in the My Learning Plan registration.

Any questions, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

44. Getting Started with Proloquo2Go - 1/2 Day

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Speech/Language therapists and special education teachers, SORRY NO PARAPROFESSIONALS

Dates: 7/18/2018

Location: BCIU - 1111 Commons Blvd. - Reading, PA 19605

Proloquo2Go is the choice of many school district teams for students using an augmentative/alternative communication app. This three hour session will cover features and customization of vocabulary within this app. Participants are encouraged to bring iPads with this app installed as there will be only a few iPads available for participants to share.

Please contact Mary Ann Reardon, marrea@berksiu.org, 610-987-8532, with questions.

Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for Pennsylvania districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants as listed in the My Learning Plan registration.

45. Power AAC - Modules 9-12 Half Day

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Speech Language Therapists, special education teachers, ONLY paraprofessionals supporting students using AAC systems

Dates: 7/19/2018

- Each day can be taken separately or together

You must register for EACH day if attending all sessions

POWER AAC is a training series developed by PaTTAN with Gail Van Tatenhove, CCC-SLP. Gail, a speech-language pathologist with over thirty years of experience in the field of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), has collaborated with AAC practitioners in PA Intermediate Units over the course of several years on this project.

POWER AAC refers to the five key principles of this project. POWER AAC classrooms have educational teams who are learning to:




• Practice powerful communication PARTNER skills,




• Create powerful communication OPPORTUNITIES,




• Implement power WORDS in social and instructional contexts,




• Continually utilize EVIDENCE in decision making about AAC systems and supports,




• Create, implement, and share powerful RESOURCES.

This training will utilize these prerecorded modules with time for discussion and supported team planning. SEE PATTAN WEBSITE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON INDIVIDUAL MODULES.

Any questions, please contact Mary Ann Reardon, marrea@berksiu.org, 610-987-8532.

Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for Pennsylvania districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants as listed in the My Learning Plan registration.

46. Teaching Employability Skills for LOW Incidence PARAPROFESSIONALS

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Paras K-12 working in LSS, MDS and AS classrooms or working w/students w/Intellectual Disabilities, MD or Autism

Dates: 7/23/2018

The employability skills that businesses value most take years to learn, practice and generalize. This process begins in kindergarten and continues through graduation. Participants will learn how to teach employability "soft skills" to students with low incidence disabilities and complex support needs. Soft skills are those that apply to all jobs in all industries. Examples include work habits, communication, and problem solving.

Any questions, please contact Mary Ann Reardon, marrea@berksiu.org, 610-987-8532.

Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for Pennsylvania districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants as listed in the My Learning Plan registration.

47. Safety Care INITIAL Behavioral Safety Training

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: A Staff Development Opportunity for Berks County School Districts employees including general and special education teachers, administrators and paraprofessionals

Dates: 7/24/2018 to 7/25/2018

Location: BCIU Main Office, 1111 Commons Blvd., Reading, PA

Wait List

This two day training is intended to prepare staff to safely prevent and manage dangerous behavior. Staff learns to intervene professionally and therapeutically using a safe, effective approach designed to prevent or reverse escalation of problem behavior and avoid the use of restraint. Safety Care de-escalation skills work with individuals who can communicate verbally and those who cannot. Safety Care is based on an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) model and focuses on removing/reducing environmental consequences that reinforce problem behavior.

Any questions, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

48. It’s a WILD World—Project WILD Workshop

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: Educators in early childhood-2nd grade

Dates: 7/25/2018 to 7/26/2018

Location: Berks County Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Rd,

Environmental education is about the physical, biological, natural and cultural world around us. Environmental education fosters awareness of how important it is to conserve our shared natural resources. Conservation has become extremely important to Berks County especially in light of such environmental concerns as urban sprawl, farmland development, water quality, erosion and sediment control, and other land-use issues. The Academic Standards for Environment and Ecology focus on a wide range of topics including “Watersheds and Wetlands,” and “Humans and the Environment.” Environmental education is all about what we breathe, eat, and drink. Without knowledge of our environment, there would be no life. Natural resources conservation has become extremely important in Berks County especially in light of the recession and hard economic times. This course will be held onsite at the Berks County Heritage Center (1102 Red Bridge Rd, Reading, PA 19605).

49. Low Incidence: It's All About the Instruction

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: General and Special Education Teachers, Related Service Providers

Dates: 7/25/2018

Many teachers are now using research based instructional materials that use the Direct Instruction method of teaching. However, there are times during instruction when students are either not understanding the procedure that is being used or need additional practice in the skill. This is when a teacher must decide to "step out of program" and give additional instruction and practice to achiever mastery. How and when do you "step out of program" and maintain the fidelity of your instruction? This training will also look at common procedure issues that arise in the math and reading programs and how to pre-teach those procedures. Experience with teaching direct instruction programs is preferred.

If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for PA districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants as listed in the My Learning Plan registration.

50. Safety Care RECERTIFICATION Behavioral Safety Training

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Berks County School District General and Special Education who hold CURRENT Safety-Care certification. Please check your expiration date on your certificate to determine your eligibility for recertification.

Dates: 7/26/2018

Wait List

This one-day re-certification training is intended to refresh previously learned skills and maintain trainee compliance with Safety Care standards. Safety-Care training is intended to prepare staff to safely prevent and manage dangerous behavior. Staff learns to intervene professionally and therapeutically using a safe, effective approach designed to prevent or reverse escalation of problem behavior and avoid the use of restraint. Safety-Care de-escalation skills work with individuals who can communicate verbally and those who cannot. Safety-Care is based on an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) model and focuses on removing/reducing environmental consequences that reinforce problem behavior.

Any questions, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

51. Teaching Employability Skills for HIGH Incidence PARAPROFESSIONALS

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Paras K-12 working w/students with Emotional Support or Learning Support needs

Dates: 7/30/2018

The employability skills that businesses value most take years to learn, practice and generalize. This process begins in kindergarten and continues through graduation. Participants will learn how to teach employability "soft skills" to students with emotional and learning support needs. Soft skills are those that apply to all jobs in all industries. Examples include work habits, communication, and problem solving.

Any questions, please contact Mary Ann Reardon, marrea@berksiu.org, 610-987-8532.

Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for Pennsylvania districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants as listed in the My Learning Plan registration.

52. Introduction to Executive Functioning Skills: PROFESSIONALS ONLY

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Professionals including teachers, school psychologists, therapists, guidance counselors, school social workers. Sorry - NO PARAPROFSSIONALS

Dates: 7/31/2018

This session provides an overview of key executive functioning skills such as time management, organization, self-regulation, self-monitoring, impulse control, planning, and problem solving. Participants will learn about the impact of executive functioning on school success and daily living. Practical strategies for teaching executive functioning skills will be presented. Emphasis will be placed on how to prioritize the skills to be taught, and how to plan and implement practical instructional strategies.

Content:

- Research related to executive functioning skills

- Impact of executive functioning on school performance and daily living

- Assessment, determining which skills need to be taught, prioritizing skills to be taught

- Practical strategies for teaching executive functioning skills

- Task analysis and instructional design related to functional skills

- Graphic organizers and use of technology to support the development of executive functioning skills

Any questions, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for Pennsylvania districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants as listed in the My Learning Plan registration.

53. Motivating Mindsets: Teaching that Empowers Student Growth

Program: Summer Workshops

Dates: 8/1/2018

What do Michael Jordan, Steve Jobs, and Oprah Winfrey all have in common? They all failed miserably! However, these people also have growth mindsets which allowed them to use their failure as vehicles for growth and greatness. This asynchronous online workshop will immerse educators in growth mindset to develop awareness of the messages we send students that could precipitate fixed mindsets and limit student growth. Teachers will be given the tools to facilitate growth mindsets and academic tenacity with their learners.

This facilitated course begins August 1st and ends September 1st.

54. Developing an Integrated STEM Program

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Teachers, Teacher Leaders, Building Level Administrators

Dates: 8/1/2018

Location: Washington

Have no fear…STEM is here! STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Education is at the forefront of educational decisions and PA’s ESSA (Every Student Succeed Act) plan. When it comes to college and career readiness, students are often faced with the dilemma: am I prepared for my post-secondary experiences? STEM methodologies and experiences are one of the three components which take aim at career readiness indicators. The development of a comprehensive, equitable, and systematic STEM Program remediates many areas of concern that educational institutions/organizations face regarding college, career, and life preparedness. Participants will be exposed to STEM methodologies, the components and structure of an integrated STEM program, and a multitude of resources out there to not only foundational support but sustain your program once off the ground. Action planning time and time to collaborate with district teams will be provided during the latter half of the workshop.

Questions regarding workshop please contact Charlie Trovato @ chatro@berksiu.org

Questions regarding registration please contact Tanya Smith @ tanbon@berksiu.org

55. Reading Units of Study with the Teachers College

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-5 Teachers, Reading Specialists, Administrators- This is intended for those who are in the early implementation phases of Reading Units of Study or are interested in exploring the reading workshop model as contained in the Reading Units of Study.

Dates: 8/1/2018

Location: Hertz Room

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This learning opportunity will be facilitated by the Teachers College Reading & Writing Project’s TCRWP team who will provide an orientation to the reading workshop and the Reading Units of Study books.

The Teachers College team will present the most essential ideas that illuminate workshop teaching, beginning with knowledge of the student and assessment through responsive teaching techniques.

Teachers and administrators will receive a quick introduction to the methods of teaching that will be essential to each day’s instruction in Reading Units of Study. You’ll see ways to teach lively, well-paced minilessons, and hear how teachers across the nation prepare for a day of teaching. Questions such as, “How can we keep our minilessons brief?” and “What does lesson planning entail when teaching the Reading Units of Study?” will be answered.

If teachers have a set of Units of Study books it will be enormously helpful if they bring their set of Units of Study books to the conference, so that the presenter can help them navigate the rich, complex resources within.

Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for PA districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants as listed in the My Learning Plan registration.

If you have any questions regarding registration please contact Tanya Smith @ tanbon@berksiu.org.

56. Google Tools for Educators (CPE CLASS)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 8/1/2018 to 9/5/2018

Location: NO CLASS MEETINGS - ALL ONLINE

The primary focus of this online course is the integration of Google tools (approx. 20) for variety of educational contexts. Emphasis is placed on how these tools can impact classroom practice. This course is designed for teachers who want to utilize free, powerful, and collaborative tools for instructional purposes. The course provides a blend of tool training and tool application for the classroom.

Any questions, please contact Tanya Smith @ 610-987-8494 or tanbon@berksiu.org.

57. Administrators Conference 2018 (AM Session)

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Berks County school district administrators

Dates: 8/2/2018

Location: Perkins Bldg

"Leadership Lessons Learned in the Pursuit of Excellence" presented by keynote speaker David M. Cooper, former Navy Seal. He will share his experiences and insight into "how to create, lead, and sustain a high-performing team", "how to navigate decisions impacting organizational behavior", "how to create a high-purpose culture", and "how to utilize blended data-driven and experience-driven lessons to develop risk leadership practices".

58. Administrators Conference 2018 (PM Session)

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Berks County school district administrators

Dates: 8/2/2018

Location: Various Rooms

Job-Alike Sessions and a PM session "Conducting Investigations" presented by Attorney Mike Levin.

59. Classroom Management for NEW TEACHERS

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Regular and special education teachers of students preschool through age 21, administrators, psychologists and related professionals who have recently changed positions or have been hired in the last 1-3 years. SORRY, NO PARAPROFSSIONALS.

Dates: 8/7/2018

Location: BCIU - 1111 Commons Boulevard - Reading, PA 19605

This one day training is intended for PROFESSIONAL STAFF ONLY (sorry, no Paraprofessionals). This training will provide participants with the skills necessary to implement effective procedures in their classrooms related to the fundamental connection between behavior and instruction. Instructional topics will include basic behavioral science, basic effective instructional practices that promote active student engagement, developing and teaching effective classroom rules and procedures, steps to structuring classrooms that will promote improved classroom management, steps to avoid common classroom management traps, and effective behavioral programs to manage groups of students.

.Any questions, please contact Mary Ann Reardon, marrea@berksiu.org, or 610-987-8532.

Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for Pennsylvania districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants as listed in the My Learning Plan registration.

60. Design Thinking/ Human Centered Design Principles Workshop

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Teachers, Teacher Leaders, Building Level Administrators

Dates: 8/7/2018

Location: Washington

Inventors and innovators consistently use a problem-solving process called “design thinking” to revolutionize the world around us. This thinking helps us approach complex problems by engaging our critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity skills. In this workshop, participants will immerse themselves in the design thinking process and learn how to embed this innovative practice into curriculum to engage learners in authentic learning. Participants will be introduced to design thinking framework, engage in an empathy exercise, and complete a hands-on design challenge. Time will be given towards the end of the workshop to action plan and properly reflect on the session for successful implementation with students.

Questions regarding workshop please contact Charlie Trovato @ chatro@berksiu.org

Questions regarding registration please contact Tanya Smith @ tanbon@berksiu.org

61. Google Level I Bootcamp

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 8/7/2018 to 8/8/2018

During this two-day learning experience, participants will learn the essentials of GSuite for Education with a focus on the skills and techniques needed to complete the online exam to achieve "Google Educator" status and pursue "Google Education Trainer" status. You will explore ways to implement G Suites into your classroom and build up your toolkit with the latest resources, as well as expand your learning network.

62. Behavior Assessment & Intervention - PROFESSIONAL STAFF ONLY

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Sp.Ed Teachers and Administrators, General Ed Teachers (if appropriate), Speech/Language Therapists (if appropriate), School Psychs, Parents, Sorry, no Paraprofessionals

Dates: 8/8/2018

This session will focus on teaching participants the science of behavior as well as the behavior assessment process. Participants will learn how and when to conduct informal and formal functional behavior assessments (FBA's). Participants will also learn how to use behavior assessment information to develop a specific behavior intervention plan with goals and specially designed instruction.

SORRY, NO PARAPROFESSIONALS

If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for Pennsylvania districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants as listed in the My Learning Plan registration.

63. Teaching Math Conceptually: CRA and Problem Solving

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Mathematics and Special Education Educators and Administrators

Dates: 8/13/2018

Participants will explore hands-on CRA strategies for elementary algorithms as well as strategies to support and promote problem solving in the mathematics classroom.

64. CDT Overview

Program: Summer Workshops

Dates: 8/14/2018

The Pennsylvania Classroom Diagnostic Tools (CDT) is a set of online assessments, divided by content area, designed to provide diagnostic information to guide instruction and remediation. Training will include an overview of the CDT as well as running reports and analyzing data to guide instruction for whole class, small groups, and individuals. Additionally, time will be spent discussing best practices in one-to-one conferencing with students regarding their data and how to set goals and promote ownership in their learning.

65. Interactive Constitution

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Social Studies/ History Teachers

Dates: 8/14/2018

Location: George Washington

Master new tools and techniques for enhancing civics education in the Interactive ConstitutionEducator Workshop. Educators will learn how to use the Interactive Constitution in their classrooms to make the Constitution approachable and meaningful for a wide range of students. Suggested lesson activities, including long-term research and writing projects, provide educators with a range of lesson options based on grade level, student ability and prior knowledge. The Interactive Constitution Educator Workshop also includes guided practice on two additional, free, online teaching tools (Writing Rights and Rights Around the World) that help teach the origins and global comparisons of American constitutional rights.

Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for PA districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants as listed in the My Learning Plan registration.

Any questions regarding registration please contact Tanya Smith @ tanbon@berksiu.org.

66. Connecting the Past with Today: Jewish Refugees and the Holocaust

Program: Professional Development

Audience: History/ Social Studies Teachers

Dates: 8/14/2018

Location: George/ Washington

As the world struggles with the largest refugee crisis since WWII, Echoes & Reflections content can help examine the barriers to immigration and the unwillingness of the free world to accept refugees during the Holocaust. This timely offering supports educators to help students make meaningful connections to similar issues affecting people and nations today. This program supports Act 70 legislation. Presented by Echoes and Reflections.

Questions regarding the workshop please contact Christina Foehl @ chrfoe@berksiu.org

Questions regarding registration please contact Tanya Smith @ tanbon@berksiu.org

67. Using CDTs and PVAAS to Drive Instruction

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Teachers, Teacher Leaders, Supervisors, Building Level Administrators, District Level Administrators.

Dates: 8/15/2018

Location: Commonwealth AB

Whether you are using CDTs as a diagnostic tool throughout the school year to drive differentiation in your classroom or to help determine what gaps students have prior to state testing, CDTs offer an abundance of information to help meet the needs of your students. For a more robust picture of the students you roster, leveraging CDTs with PVAAS data at any point during the school year can help you understand student testing history and overall projections for upcoming state assessments. Coupling CDTs and PVAAS data can be a powerful combination of understanding who your students are, where they are currently in your specific content area, and where they are projected to go.

In this full-day session, participants will dive into the basics of both PVAAS and CDTs to help determine a holistic view of the student, their specific needs, and how PVAAS and CDTs can work hand in hand to develop the whole child. Participants will leave with an understanding of PVAAS, CDTs, and how the classroom teacher can use the many tools to help make the most informed instructional decisions.

Participants will be given time to dive into robust data from both PVAAS and CDTs. They will also be given time to develop an action plan for immediate implementation in their classroom (include both short term and long term goal setting).

Any questions regarding the session please contact Charlie Trovato chatro@berksiu.org or Josh Hoyt Joshoy@berksiu.org

Any questions regarding registration please contact Tanya Smith tanbon@berksiu.org

68. Paraprofessional Academy-4 days in August

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Special education paraprofessionals, instructional assistants, classroom assistants, and Title 1 assistants

Dates: 8/20/2018 to 8/24/2018

Location: 1111 Commons Blvd. Reading, PA 19605

This is the first four days of an eight-day series that will prepare paras to meet the rigorous federal and state standards and the Pennsylvania Paraeducator credential. Once the eight days have been completed in their entirety, individual assessments are complete, and supervisory approval has been given, the paraprofessional will be able to apply for the PA Paraeducator credential. Participants must attend every one of the eight sessions to meet the requirements.

YOU MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND ALL 4 DAYS OF THESE FIRST AUGUST DATES. OTHERWISE, PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE OCTOBER 3rd EVENING CLASS.

Any questions, please contact Mary Ann Reardon at marrea@berksiu.org or 610-987-8532.

Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for Pennsylvania districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants as listed in the My Learning Plan registration.

69. What Every Teacher Should Know about Teaching English Language Learners

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 9/4/2018 to 11/2/2018

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

This online course is intended to help be more successful with the ELL’s in the classroom. All the course’s reading and writing assignments are intended to help participants better align their teaching with five Pennsylvania English Language Proficiency Standards. This framework was revised by the PA Department of Education in 2015 to better correlate with Pennsylvania Core/Academic Standards, thus increasing rigor in the ESL program and giving ELs equitable access to subject content. Throughout the course we utilize the PA English Language Proficiency Standards along with their Model Performance Indicators, to illustrate and teach how to effectively differentiate instruction and assessment across content areas for ELs at varying levels of English Language Proficiency. This course requires a textbook to be purchased prior to the start date: The Language-Rich Classroom (ISBN# is 978-1-4166-0841-7). Any questions, please contact Tanya Bonilla-Smith, 610-987-8494, tanbon@berksiu.org.

70. Flipped, Blended and Beyond! (CPE CLASS)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 9/23/2018 to 11/25/2018

Location: ONLINE CLASS

This ONLINE course focuses not only on flipped instruction but also on technology integration and differentiated instruction which is inherently associated with flipping the classroom. Through an examination of ways to move lower depth of knowledge content and activities out of the “spotlight” in the classroom, teachers can greatly impact student achievement by increasing the amount of class time used for higher level activities such as discussions, projects, labs, and group activities. This course will impact student learning by providing teachers a clear and specific strategy to use when meaningfully integrating technology into the classroom. Student learning will be positively impacted because flipping the classroom provides avenues for a student-centered learning environment. Participants will analyze specific models of flipped instruction and design strategies for using the teaching model in their own classes.

Any questions, please contact Tanya Bonilla Smith @ tanbon@berksiu.org.

71. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 9/27/2018

The virtual academy directors and coordinators in Berks County are meeting to discuss, share and compare each district's online program. The objective of the meeting is to collaborate and implement best practices for operating a successful online program. If you'd like to network with the group, please join us. Just be sure to register for each month you are planning to attend.

72. Building 21st Century Learners through Web-Based Learning for the Elementary Teacher

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 10/1/2018 to 11/9/2018

Location: ALL WORK IS DONE ONLINE

This online course will begin to show teachers how they can reach students far beyond just giving them knowledge, as well as ways to increase student engagement, create data-driven instruction, and individualize instruction. They will also see the “big picture” as it relates to technology including digital citizenship, foundation skills, ISTE standards, and STEM. 21st Century Learning is a term that educators are buzzing about. Many teachers have heard of this term but are not sure where to even begin as it relates to these skills. The world of technology is vast and is growing. It is our job to begin to prepare students for a world that is unknown to them. When we begin to give them the skills necessary to be successful, we can begin to prepare them for their future. This course will narrow the 21st Century skills into eleven units. This course will take educators through the journey of what a 21st Century elementary classroom should look like. Teachers will learn the background, be introduced to the latest trends, and be given time to explore web-based applications. This course is a must for all elementary teachers looking to expand their classroom beyond the traditional methods. Any questions, please contact Tanya Bonilla-Smith at 610-987-8494, tanbon@berksiu.org.

73. Mindfulness for Educators and Their Students (CPE Course)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

Dates: 10/1/2018 to 11/12/2018

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

This online course is designed to better understand the concept of mindfulness and how it benefits emotional well-being of both teachers and students, the content of this course is relevant to most standards relating to adult professional learning, health and well-being, classroom management, social and emotional learning including developing student interpersonal skills. The teacher will be working to implement the course material into his/her own life and classroom, thus meeting the “Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning.” In turn, the students will be directly impacted by the deliberate choices and modifications the teacher makes, hence helping the students to meet the standards of “PA Academic Standards for Student Interpersonal Skills.” This course does require a text: Mindfulness for Teachers by Patricia Jennings (ISBN 978-0393708073). Any questions/concerns, please contact Tanya Bonilla-Smith, tanbon@berksiu.org or 610-987-8494.

74. The Middle School Teacher’s Role in Developing Career Ready Graduates

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: All middle school teachers will benefit from taking this class.

Dates: 10/1/2018 to 11/12/2018

Location: ALL WORK IS DONE ONLINE

This online course is designed to expand and deepen teachers’ ability to effectively integrate college and career readiness skills and attributes into their curricula. While these skills are grounded in meeting all academic standards, Pennsylvania also requires the integration of Career Education and Work (CEW) Standards. Assuming that all classroom teachers are effectively utilizing Pennsylvania’s academic standards, the learning and activities embedded in this course align with the PA CEW Standards, specifically the grade eight benchmarks for each of the four areas: Career Awareness and Preparation, Career Acquisition, Career Retention and Advancement, and Entrepreneurship.

75. Paraprofessional Academy-October 3, 2018 - Evening Session

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: special education paras, instructional, classroom and Title I assistants in Berks County

Dates: 10/3/2018

Location: BCIU Main Office-1111 Commons Blvd, (off Tuckerton

Cannot attend the August Academy but can attend four days in June, 2019?

The 4 August days will be repeated on June 11, 12, 13, 14, 2019. If you elect to attend the June dates, then you must attend an introductory meeting on October 3, 2018 from 4:00-7:30 pm. You will also be attending the same 4 school-year days in October, January, March and May as the paras that began in August. ALL para interviews, reception and graduation will be held June 14, 2019.

This is an eight-day series that will prepare paras to meet the rigorous federal and state standards and the Pennsylvania Paraeducator credential. Once the eight days have been completed in their entirety, individual assessments are complete, and supervisory approval has been given, the paraprofessional will be able to apply for the PA Paraeducator credential. Participants must attend every one of the eight sessions to meet the requirements.

Any questions, please contact Mary Ann Reardon at marrea@berksiu.org or 610-987-8532.

Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for Pennsylvania districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants as listed in the My Learning Plan registration.

76. Health and PE: "2018 Berks County Health & Physical Education Workshop "innovateHPE"

Program: Common Inservice

Audience: K-12 Health and PE Educators

Dates: 10/8/2018

Location: Gym

New
(This session will be held at Exeter Township Senior High School) The program starts with a welcome presentation from the health and physical education professional associations. Throughout the day various break-out sessions will be offered for Elementary PE, Secondary PE, Adapted PE and Health education.

77. Art: "BCAT Goes Hands-on @ KU"

Program: Common Inservice

Audience: K-12 Art Educators

Dates: 10/8/2018

Location: Sharadin Arts Building

New
(This session will be held at Kutztown University) Kutztown University professors will guide art teachers as they create and learn about splatter monsters, digital photography, bookmaking, silkscreen, collages, experimental wearables, just to name a few. The keynote will be presented by Keith Haring’s sister and author of the book, “Keith Haring – The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing”, Kay Haring. Keith Haring was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, and was raised in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. He developed a love for drawing at a very early age, learning basic cartooning skills from his father and from the popular culture around him. Keith’s pop art and graffiti-like work grew out of the New York City street culture of the 1980s.

78. BASCA: "Confronting School Violence Through a Culture of Safety"

Program: Common Inservice

Audience: School Counselors, K-12

Dates: 10/8/2018

Location: Tower Health/Reading Hospital

New
(This session will be held at the School of Health Sciences/Tower Health Reading Hospital) Participants MUST register with their respective organizations. THIS IS FOR ACT 48 ONLY. At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to (1) Describe the various forms of violence that confront students and school staff (2) Demonstrate knowledge of the factors that contribute to violence in our schools and (3) Provide strategies for creating a “culture of safety” within the school community.
(This session will be held at the BCIU’s main office) As specialists in English language development, ESL teachers are positioned as advocates for English learners and possess essential knowledge needed to inform appropriate adaptations and instruction for ELs at varied levels of English proficiency. Yet how can they best share this knowledge with others to increase program effectiveness? This workshop focuses on developing and facilitating professional development opportunities for content area teachers. ESL teachers/coordinators in this session will: (1)Explore sustainable professional development models/strategies that address various budgetary and schedule constraints (2)Identify tips for prioritizing topics and strategic supports, and considerations for navigating the cultural politics of EL advocacy and teacher training (3)Identify resources for supporting content area teachers and other school staff (4)Apply adult learning theory to develop sample training activities

80. Gifted: "Building social-emotional competencies in Gifted Children: A Guide for Educators:"

Program: Common Inservice

Audience: K-12 Educators of the Gifted

Dates: 10/8/2018

Location: BCTC - West

New
(This session will be held at BCTC-West) Gifted children have unique social-emotional lives characterized by passion, creativity and high-performance standards. Unfortunately, gifted children often struggle with the negative aspects of these traits including intense behaviors and perfectionism. This workshop focuses on ways to support the whole gifted child (including academics and social-emotional wellbeing), build social-emotional competency in children using both the adopted curriculum of the classroom and explicit SEL curriculum, allow gifted children build upon their strengths as a path towards a more fulfilling life, and develop strategies to overcome stress and anxiety.

81. Library: "Future Ready Librarians"

Program: Common Inservice

Audience: K-12 Librarians

Dates: 10/8/2018

Location: Library

New
(This session will be held at Governor Mifflin High School Library) Participants will learn about: Designing Collaborative Spaces and Empowering Students as Creators by incorporating a Makerspace in the library. Librarians will also find out about Cultivating Community Partnerships by implementing a One Book One School Program. We will also be focusing on Curating digital tools and resources and building a future ready collection.

82. Music: “Collaborating Your Way...-The Sequel: BEYOND YOUR WALLS”

Program: Common Inservice

Audience: K-12 Music Educators

Dates: 10/8/2018

Location: Muhlenberg Middle School

New
(This session will be held at Muhlenberg Middle School) By popular request, this collection of sessions has been created to extend last year’s highly successful “COLLABORATING YOUR WAY TO AN EFFECTIVE MUSIC DEPARTMENT” beyond your own school structure, into the community and across the county. This year, the focus shifts “beyond your walls” to demonstrate how a purposeful connection with other music departments and organizations can increase the effectiveness of your program and instruction. K-12 music departments will be guided through a series of collaborative (and practical!) activities with other county districts and community music organization leaders, discovering the benefits of sharing and collaborating on: 1) instructional and scheduling models; 2) best classroom and rehearsal practices; 3) methods for student recruitment and retention; 4) curriculum innovations and strategies; 5) performance opportunities; 6) prepping students for the college music experience; 7) parent “booster” group practices; and, 8) literature, materials, and equipment pooling.

83. Nurses: "Confronting School Violence Through a Culture of Safety"

Program: Common Inservice

Audience: School Nurses, K-12

Dates: 10/8/2018

Location: Tower Health/Reading Hospital

New
(This session will be held at the School of Health Sciences/Tower Health Reading Hospital) Participants MUST register with their respective organizations. THIS IS FOR ACT 48 ONLY. At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to (1) Describe the various forms of violence that confront students and school staff (2) Demonstrate knowledge of the factors that contribute to violence in our schools and (3) Provide strategies for creating a “culture of safety” within the school community.

84. World Language: “What’s Trending in the CI Classroom”

Program: Common Inservice

Audience: K-12 World Langauge Educators

Dates: 10/8/2018

New
(This session will be held at BCIU’s Main Office) Join World Language teachers to learn more about implementing one of the most powerful teaching methodologies among language teachers today. Teachers will explore what it means to teach with CI (Comprehensible Input) and practice using TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling). Both CI and TPRS adhere to Dr. Krashen's Comprehension Hypothesis that states that when students understand messages in the target language the result is the ability to speak in the target language and not the cause. We will explore upper level CI, targeted versus non-targeted vocabulary and OWI, movietalk, teaching with music, embedded readings and free voluntary reading, pop up grammar, class environment ideas, and a bevy of resources for teachers to continue their CI journey after the session. Please join us.

85. Technology AM: Industry Tour of a Berks County Manufacturing Operation

Program: Common Inservice

Audience: K-12 Technology Educators

Dates: 10/8/2018

Location: TBD

New
During this industry tour, business, technology, career, STEM, and vocational teachers will have the opportunity to visit a local Berks County manufacturing operation. The tour will start with a brief history of the company and an overview of products, services, and operations. Next, management will discuss what they look for in employee candidates and how schools can better prepare students for careers and employment. Participants will walk the factory floor, observe operations, examine machinery, and ask questions of the tour guide when practical. After the tour, a Q&A session will follow where participants may ask additional questions of our hosts including: internship opportunities, wages, job requirements, training, expectations of new employees, and abilities and traits of employee candidates who are successful at gaining and maintaining employment within this industry. This educational experience will help educators better prepare students for 21st century skills, career exploration, and local industry employment. NOTE: The following are prohibited: open-toed shoes, sandals, high-heels, any shoe without a rubber sole, loose fitting jewelry, and neckties. Safety glasses and hearing protection are mandatory in the plant and are provided for use during the tour. Photography and videography are prohibited on company property without expressed written permission. Please arrive by 9:15 am to sign waivers; the tour will begin promptly at 9:30 am.

86. Technology PM: Industry Tour of a Berks County Manufacturing Operation

Program: Common Inservice

Audience: K-12 Technology Educators

Dates: 10/8/2018

Location: TBD

New
During this industry tour, business, technology, career, STEM, and vocational teachers will have the opportunity to visit a local Berks County manufacturing operation. The tour will start with a brief history of the company and an overview of products, services, and operations. Next, management will discuss what they look for in employee candidates and how schools can better prepare students for careers and employment. Participants will walk the factory floor, observe operations, examine machinery, and ask questions of the tour guide when practical. After the tour, a Q&A session will follow where participants may ask additional questions of our hosts including: internship opportunities, wages, job requirements, training, expectations of new employees, and abilities and traits of employee candidates who are successful at gaining and maintaining employment within this industry. This educational experience will help educators better prepare students for 21st century skills, career exploration, and local industry employment. NOTE: The following are prohibited: open-toed shoes, sandals, high-heels, any shoe without a rubber sole, loose fitting jewelry, and neckties. Safety glasses and hearing protection are mandatory in the plant and are provided for use during the tour. Photography and videography are prohibited on company property without expressed written permission. Please arrive by 1:30 PM to sign waivers; the tour will begin promptly at 1:45 PM.

87. ESL Administrators & Teachers Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Administrators

Dates: 10/15/2018

Location: George/ Washington

This is a combined meeting for district ESL administrators, ESL teachers and selected content area teachers in the morning from 8:30-11:30. Bob Measel, ESL Bilingual Education Advisor II and Title III Director, from the Department of Education, Bureau of Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction will be on site to address questions, concerns, and updates about the new Reclassification, Monitoring and Re-designation of EL’s criteria and procedures.

Any questions regarding registration, please contact Tanya Smith @ tanbon@berksiu.org

88. Berks Administrator/ Coaches Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Instructional Coaches, PIIC Coaches, & Technology Coaches

Dates: 10/17/2018

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

2018-2019 Instructional Coaches and Technology Coaches Professional Development and Network Meeting. Please bring your laptop with you!

Administrator- 8:30-11:30

Coaches- 8:30-3:30

89. STEM Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/23/2018

Location: Hertz

2018-19 STEM Network Meeting

90. Three Day Flight Team Training

Program: Safety & Operations

Dates: 10/24/2018 to 10/26/2018

Location: Hertz

Are you interested in joining the Berks County Crisis Management Flight Team but need training? This three-day series will provide the basics you need to feel prepared to respond to a wide range of incidents involving the deaths of students or staff. Content will include:


•The 'big picture' of crisis response.


•Developmentally specific information and strategies to address the needs of bereaved faculty and students of all ages.


•Situation-specific scenarios such as coping with illness, anticipatory loss, and contagious disease; suicide and homicide; trauma; multiple fatalities, and care for the caregivers.


•Skills and interventions for script writing; 'safe' rooms; classroom discussions; school assemblies; debriefings; grief groups; commemorative events, and rituals.


•Checklists, informational handouts, and resources to have on hand.


•Individual, small and large group activities to put new information into practice.


•Videos, displays, and role plays.


•Lessons learned from past experiences.

If you have any questions, please contact Rodney Good at 610-987-8615 or rodgoo@berksiu.org.

Registration includes all materials and lunch.

 

91. Teachers of the Gifted Training

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ONLY Teachers of the Gifted

Dates: 10/25/2018

Location: Washington Room

2018-2019 Teachers of the Gifted, Network Meeting and Training

92. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 10/25/2018

The virtual academy directors and coordinators in Berks County are meeting to discuss, share and compare each district's online program. The objective of the meeting is to collaborate and implement best practices for operating a successful online program. If you'd like to network with the group, please join us. Just be sure to register for each month you are planning to attend.

93. Administrators & Teachers Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Administrators

Dates: 12/5/2018

Location: Rohrbach

This is a combined meeting for district ESL administrators, ESL teachers and selected content area teachers in the morning from 8:30-11:30. Bob Measel, ESL Bilingual Education Advisor II and Title III Director, from the Department of Education, Bureau of Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction will be on site to address questions, concerns, and updates about the new Reclassification, Monitoring and Re-designation of EL’s criteria and procedures.

Any questions regarding registration, please contact Tanya Smith @ tanbon@berksiu.org

94. ESL Administrators & Teachers Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Administrators

Dates: 12/5/2018

Location: Rohrbach

This is a combined meeting for district ESL administrators, ESL teachers and selected content area teachers in the morning from 8:30-11:30. Bob Measel, ESL Bilingual Education Advisor II and Title III Director, from the Department of Education, Bureau of Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction will be on site to address questions, concerns, and updates about the new Reclassification, Monitoring and Re-designation of EL’s criteria and procedures.

Any questions regarding registration, please contact Tanya Smith @ tanbon@berksiu.org

95. Teachers of the Gifted Training

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ONLY Teachers of the Gifted

Dates: 12/11/2018

Location: Washington Room

2018-2019 Teachers of the Gifted, Network Meeting and Training

96. STEM Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 12/12/2018

Location: Hertz

2018-19 STEM Network Meeting

97. Berks Instructional Coaches Collaborative

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Instructional Coaches, PIIC Coaches, & Technology Coaches

Dates: 12/20/2018

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

2018-2019 Instructional Coaches and Technology Coaches Professional Development and Network Meeting. Please bring your laptop with you!

98. Berks Instructional Coaches Collaborative

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Instructional Coaches, PIIC Coaches, & Technology Coaches

Dates: 1/17/2019

Location: Hertz

2018-2019 Instructional Coaches and Technology Coaches Professional Development and Network Meeting. Please bring your laptop with you!

99. BSPA:

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks School Psychologists

Dates: 1/18/2019

New
BSPA Meeting: PaTTAN ER/RR Danita Baber & Dr. Nikole Hollins-Sims Educational Consultants - PaTTAN

This meeting is only available to those who hold a valid school psychologist certification/credential and/or are currently enrolled in a school psychology training program.

100. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 1/24/2019

The virtual academy directors and coordinators in Berks County are meeting to discuss, share and compare each district's online program. The objective of the meeting is to collaborate and implement best practices for operating a successful online program. If you'd like to network with the group, please join us. Just be sure to register for each month you are planning to attend.

101. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 2/28/2019

The virtual academy directors and coordinators in Berks County are meeting to discuss, share and compare each district's online program. The objective of the meeting is to collaborate and implement best practices for operating a successful online program. If you'd like to network with the group, please join us. Just be sure to register for each month you are planning to attend.