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1. Module 2 - Effective Grading + Reporting for ALL Students

Program: Professional Development

Audience: School leaders and teachers

Dates: 3/1/2017

Location: Online

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Essential Questions - How do we develop effective standards-based report cards? How do we determine meaningful grades for exceptional learners? What do we want to communicate and why? CONTENT FOR DAY 2: A.Developing effective standards-based report cards: --The role of communication --The purpose statement --Selecting product, process, and progress standards --Developing reliable rubrics for product, process, and progress standards B.Developing effective intervention plans: --The primary focus of intervention plans --Documenting improvement and student achievement --Effectively monitoring progress --Adaptations for grading and reporting

2. Teaching Self Determination Skills

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Teachers, Paraprofessionals and Related Services Providers

Dates: 3/1/2017

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Among Special Education graduates, those with the most self-determination skills have the highest likelihood of attaining outcomes such as employment, independent living, financial independence, health insurance and other benefits. (Wehmeyer and Palmer, 2003; Periano, 1992; Halpern, 1990).

Self-determination includes a variety of complex and important skills. Sample self-determination skills are: informed decision-making; setting goals based upon understanding ones strengths, weaknesses and interests; evaluating ones own progress; developing a support system; advocating for oneself; and understanding the pros and cons of disclosing disability. These skills take years to learn, practice and generalize.

Participants in this workshop will learn how to explicitly teach self-determination skills needed for success after high school. They will learn to develop effective routines that provide guided practice for these skills in the elementary and secondary classroom.

Morning Session:

Self-Determination Research

Teaching Key Self-Determination Skills

- Decision-Making/Goal Setting/Action Planning

- Self Evaluation/Problem Solving

Afternoon Session:

Guided Practice and Generalization

Classroom Routines (practice opportunities)

Disability Disclosure

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.


If you have any questions, please contact Cathie Marello at catmar@berksiu.org or 610-987-8495.

3. Using Web 2.0 Tools to Teach 21st Century Skills

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 3/1/2017 to 3/31/2017

Location: NO CLASS MEETING

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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 Mary Ann Reardon at 610-987-8532.

4. Instructional Coaching Institute

Program: PA Inspired Leadership Program (PIL)

Audience: Superintendents, Asst. Superintendents, Principals, Asst. Principals

Dates: 3/2/2017 to 5/4/2017

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The Instructional Coaching Institute is designed to help principals and school leaders coach faculty members to deeply embed standards-aligned education into the systems and practices of their schools. As part of a district's reform strategy and professional development plan, Instructional Coaching is one of the most effective means of fostering improvements and realizing results. Participants practice how to coach others in "learning how to learn through relationships, collaboration, and commitment, with a focus on increasing the quality and effectiveness of classroom teaching.

5. K-12 Counselors "All Children With a Dream and a Plan" - Training #6

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Teams of Elementary/Middle/High school levels. Plus central office and/or building level administrators the AM of Day 1

Dates: 3/2/2017

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REGISTRATION IS AT 8:00 AM. Part of this day will be a training and part will be technical assistance.

6. Early Intervention: Intake Staff Meeting

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 3/3/2017

Location: Commonwealth A

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Intake staff members meet to review processes and issues and brainstorm solutions as part of ongoing program improvement.

7. World-Class Schooling: Vision and Goals (NISL Course 1)

Program: PA Inspired Leadership Program (PIL)

Audience: Administrators who are required to take Act 48 PIL Hours

Dates: 3/6/2017 to 6/29/2017

Location: BCIU

This course is open to all administrators who are required to accrue Act 45 hours. Other administrators are eligible to apply and will be enrolled if space permits. Course 1 is also part of the Principal Induction Program which is for principals and assistant principals who have five years or less of school administrator experience. This program is required for principals and assistant principals hired since January 1, 2008 and includes completing NISL Courses 1 and 2. NISL Course 1 must be completed before any of the other NISL courses (2 and 3) are taken.

8. Safety Care RECERTIFICATION Behavioral Safety Training

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks County School District General and Special Education who hold CURRENT Safety-Care certification

Dates: 3/7/2017

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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 Cathie Marello at catmar@berksiu.org or 610-987-8495.

9. Berks County Transition Coordinating Council Meeting (BCTCC)

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Dates: 3/8/2017

Berks County Transition Coordinating Council (BCTCC) Meeting

If you have any questions, please contact Cathie Marello at catmar@berksiu.org or 610-987-8495.

10. ESL Administrators Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Teachers

Dates: 3/8/2017

Location: Board Room

This meeting will provide a forum for county administrators and content leaders of ESL to discuss curriculum and best instructional practices.

11. ESL Teacher Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Teachers

Dates: 3/8/2017

Location: Board Room

This meeting will provide a forum for county teachers and content leaders of ESL to discuss curriculum and best instructional practices.

12. Early Intervention: Teacher Itinerant Meeting

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 3/10/2017

Location: Commonwealth AB

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For Contracted Staff working in the Early Intervention Department. Agenda:

13. Pediatric First Aid w/ CPR - (8:00am - 12:30pm)

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 3/11/2017

Location: Washington Room

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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.

14. Behavioral Self Regulation: Teaching Your Students to Manage Stress, Anxiety & Sensory Input BEFORE They Have a "Meltdown" - PROFESSIONALS ONLY

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: A Staff Development Opportunity for General and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 3/14/2017

This training will focus on providing educators with a method for teaching students to regulate their behaviors related to stress, anxiety and sensory input. Participants will learn to teach students to identify and rate their own levels of anxiety/agitation as well as teach methods for independently implementing strategies to change their behavior. Additionally, participants will learn how to teach students to identify early signs of stress and anxiety so that they can intervene early and provide students with life skills to prevent behavioral challenges and become independent self-regulators. (PROFESSIONAL STAFF ONLY)

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.


If you have any questions, please contact Cathie Marello at catmar@berksiu.org or 610-987-8495.


Conference

15. Creative Solutions for Displaced Youth - 2nd Annual Regional Youth Homelessness Conference

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 3/14/2017

The 2nd Annual Regional Youth Homelessness Conference is sponsored by the ECYEH program at the Berks County Intermediate Unit and the Berks Coalition to End Homelessness. Finding solutions for displaced students requires an understanding of existing approaches, as well as the ability to think creatively and build a support within your community. This conference will provide important information to guide your work with displaced youth and provide you with the opportunity to network with others in your region. Representatives and resources from homeless coalitions across our region will be available. Our region includes: Berks, Chester, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and Schuylkill counties.

16. Para Academy-Day 7

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 3/14/2017

Location: George

Day 7 of the Para Academy - registration is ONLY for those who are already in the program.

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

17. CPR / First Aid - (5:00pm - 9:30pm)

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 3/14/2017

Location: Allmon Room

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CPR / First aid training by the Emergency Care & Safety Institute (Adult, Child, & AED) First Aid Training Completion card is good for 2 years. Any questions regarding this course, Please contact Rodney Good at 610-987-8615.

18. Berks Coaching Collaborative

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Instructional Coaches, PIIC Coaches, & Technology Coaches

Dates: 3/15/2017

Location: George /Washington/Hertz, Room

2016-2017 Instructional Coaches and Technology Coaches Professional Development and Network Meeting. Please bring your laptop with you!

19. K-12 Counselors "All Children With a Dream and a Plan" - Training #6

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Teams of Elementary/Middle/High school levels. Plus central office and/or building level administrators the AM of Day 1

Dates: 3/15/2017

REGISTRATION IS AT 8:00 AM. Part of this day will be a training and part will be technical assistance.

20. Para Academy-Day 7

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 3/15/2017

Location: George

Day 7 of the Para Academy - registration is ONLY for those who are already in the program.

21. CPR / First Aid - (9:30am - 2:00pm)

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 3/15/2017

Location: Allmon Room

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CPR / First aid training by the Emergency Care & Safety Institute (Adult, Child, & AED) First Aid Training Completion card is good for 2 years. Any questions regarding this course, Please contact Rodney Good at 610-987-8615.

22. BSPA Meeting

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks School Psychologists

Dates: 3/17/2017

BSPA Meeting

23. CPR / First Aid - (8:00am - 12:30pm)

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 3/18/2017

Location: Allmon Room

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CPR / First aid training by the Emergency Care & Safety Institute (Adult, Child, & AED) First Aid Training Completion card is good for 2 years. Any questions regarding this course, Please contact Rodney Good at 610-987-8615.

24. Child Sexual Abuse, General Child Abuse and Neglect of Children

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 3/20/2017 to 4/24/2017

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." o Salter, A. Ph.D. (2003). New York, NYC: Basic Books. ISBN# 0-465-07173-2

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

25. Tools & Techniques for Beginning Teachers - "Special Education: Legalities and Practicalities"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: First, second, or third year teachers

Dates: 3/22/2017

This session (blended model) is designed to demystify the requirements involved with providing special education services. General and special educators will be provided with practical information about their responsibilities to their students with IEPs. Focus areas will include relevant federal and state regulations, child find, evaluations, eligibility, IEP documents, timelines, discipline, and secondary transition. 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. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 3/23/2017

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.

27. Module 3 - Effective Grading + Reporting for ALL Students

Program: Professional Development

Audience: School leaders and teachers

Dates: 4/1/2017

Location: Online

Essential Questions - How can effective grading practices lead to improved student learning and achievement? How do we develop a comprehensive reporting system that addresses school and district policies and facilitates communications with various stakeholders? CONTENT FOR DAY 3: A. Reviewing standards-based reporting forms: --Learning from others--what has worked? --Processes that guarantee success or lead to failure B. Addressing critical issues related to grade books, report cards, and transcripts C. Best practices in communicating with various stakeholders: --School and district policies to be considered --Facilitating communication between schools and families D. Why consider a comprehensive reporting system?

28. Google Tools for Educators (CPE Class)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 4/1/2017 to 4/30/2017

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 Mary Ann Reardon @ 610-987-8532 or marrea@berksiu.org.

29. BCSLA-Berks County School Librarian's

Program: Information Technology

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 4/3/2017

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BCSLA Spring Meeting. Monday, Apr. 3, 2017. BCIU. 4:30-6:00pm. Agenda: New BCSLA Co-President Election, Technology round table, Reading Olympics, upcoming events, and discussion about future professional development and upcoming meeting in Fall of 2017.

30. Tools & Techniques for Beginning Teachers - "Technology-Supported Instruction"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: First, second, or third year teachers

Dates: 4/19/2017

Location: Session will be online

This session (online) enables exploration and practice of 21st Century learning technologies, and investigates how integration of these technologies in the classroom can impact teaching and classroom dynamics. A variety of Web2.0 tools for managing information, creating content, and collaborating for learning will be explored. 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.

31. Pediatric First Aid w/ CPR - (8:00am - 12:30pm) EI Only

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 4/20/2017

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.

32. BSPA Meeting / Topic: Neuropsych Applications

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks School Psychologists

Dates: 4/21/2017

Topic: Neuropsych Applications

33. Berks County Transition Coordinators Meeting

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks County Transition Coordinating Council (BCTCC)

Dates: 4/26/2017

Berks County Transition Coordinators Meeting

If you have any questions, please contact Cathie Marello at catmar@berksiu.org or 610-987-8495.

34. Discovering & Dealing with Root Causes of Classroom Behavior

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 4/26/2017 to 5/6/2017

Location: Allmon Room

This three credit 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.

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

35. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 4/27/2017

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.

36. Safety Care RECERTIFICATION Behavioral Safety Training

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks County School District General and Special Education who hold CURRENT Safety-Care certification

Dates: 5/1/2017

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 Cathie Marello at catmar@berksiu.org or 610-987-8495.

37. Berks County Transition Coordinating Council Meeting (BCTCC)

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Dates: 5/9/2017

Berks County Transition Coordinating Council (BCTCC) Meeting

If you have any questions, please contact Cathie Marello at catmar@berksiu.org or 610-987-8495.

38. Para Academy-Day 8

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 5/9/2017

Location: Hertz

Day 8 of the Para Academy - registration is ONLY for those who are already in the program.

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

39. Teachers of the Gifted Training

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ONLY Teachers of the Gifted

Dates: 5/9/2017

Location: Board Room

2016-2017 Teachers of the Gifted, Network Meeting and Training

40. Berks Science Partnership Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Science Educators

Dates: 5/10/2017

Location: Washington Room

This meeting will provide a forum for county teachers and content leaders of science to discuss curriculum and best instructional practices in the realm of science.

41. Para Academy-Day 8

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 5/10/2017

Location: Hertz

Day 8 of the Para Academy - registration is ONLY for those who are already in the program.

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

42. Berks Math Partnership Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Mathematics Educators

Dates: 5/10/2017

Location: Washington Room

This meeting will provide a forum for county teachers and content leaders of mathematics to discuss curriculum and best instructional practices in the realm of mathematics.

43. K-5 Math & Science Partnership Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-5 Science and Mathematics Educators

Dates: 5/11/2017

Location: Washington Room

This meeting will provide a forum for county K-5 teachers and content leaders of mathematics and science to discuss curriculum and best instructional practices in the realm of mathematics and science.

44. ESL Administrators Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Teachers

Dates: 5/17/2017

Location: Board Room

This meeting will provide a forum for county administrators and content leaders of ESL to discuss curriculum and best instructional practices.

45. ESL Teacher Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Teachers

Dates: 5/17/2017

Location: Board Room

This meeting will provide a forum for county teachers and content leaders of ESL to discuss curriculum and best instructional practices.

46. Berks Coaching Collaborative

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Instructional Coaches, PIIC Coaches, & Technology Coaches

Dates: 5/18/2017

Location: George /Washington/Hertz, Room

2016-2017 Instructional Coaches and Technology Coaches Professional Development and Network Meeting. Please bring your laptop with you!

47. BSPA Meeting

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks School Psychologists

Dates: 5/19/2017

BSPA Meeting

48. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 5/25/2017

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.

49. Core Connections to Instruction & Technology Conference

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 6/13/2017 to 6/14/2017

Location: Wilson West Middle School

The goal of this two-day conference is to build a deeper understanding of best practices in instruction. Presentations will focus on the implementation of the PA Core and Academic Standards as well as on how educators can effectively leverage technology to improve the teaching and learning environment. Participants may attend one or both days.

50. Building an Online Course

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 6/19/2017 to 6/22/2017

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This course will prepare participants to build an online course using Canvas LMS. During this workshop, participants will learn how to effectively use Canvas LMS to engage students, identify measurable course objectives, outline course topics and subtopics, select visuals and multimedia to support learning, organize materials, collect and assess classroom assignments, build meaningful discussion threads, and use instructional design principles. This is a working workshop, you will be given large chunks of time to begin the actual process of designing your course. You’ll need to bring your course ideas and any materials that will support the effort. The goal for the workshop is to build 30-60 percent of your course during these four days and acquire the skills and confidence to complete your course. This workshop will support those interested in teaching online CPE courses. Interested? Check out the details: www.berksiu.org/cpe

51. K-2 Core Literacy: Close Reading

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-2 Educators

Dates: 6/19/2017

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This workshop will address the unique needs of teaching kindergarten through second grade learners to comprehend challenging texts. The session will capitalize on hands-on, interactive activities to increase the transfer of knowledge and skills to classroom lessons. Participants will analyze texts to uncover the elements which make texts complex. A scaffolded version of close reading will be explored which will enable close reading of texts that otherwise would have presented unsurmountable difficulty.

52. STEM Principles: Primary Elementary Coding with Robotics

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-3 Educators

Dates: 6/19/2017

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Understanding input/output functions of robotics and why there is a need for coding. Developing codes to perform tasks and how it integrates with STEM principles.

53. Pediatric First Aid w/ CPR - (8:00am - 12:30pm) EI Only

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 6/20/2017

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.

54. CRA Approach to Math: Early Numeracy, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication + Division

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-6 Educators

Dates: 6/20/2017

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This professional development opportunity will support teachers’ learning and implementation of the Concrete Representational Abstract (CRA) sequence of instruction, a research-based instructional practice, to support students’ learning and understanding of mathematical concepts and procedures

55. Cultivate the Leader in You!

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Administrators, Instructional Coaches, Reading Specialists, Teachers of the Gifted, Classroom educators

Dates: 6/20/2017

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Have you wanted to expand your leadership abilities? You can transform the way you work within your school every day to strengthen culture, professional practices and enhance professional learning opportunities leading to student success. Teacher leadership is more than the usual outside-the-classroom roles taken on by teachers – specialist, administrator, committee member, team leader, curriculum writer, department chair, association leader. Whether you are a district administrator, instructional coach, specialist, mentor or a classroom teacher leading students in your classroom, spend the day learning and practicing the key competencies essential to develop as a teacher leader.

56. CRA Approach to Math: Multiplication, Division, Fraction, Integers and Equations

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Educators, Grades 3-8

Dates: 6/21/2017

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This professional development opportunity will support teachers’ learning and implementation of the Concrete Representational Abstract (CRA) sequence of instruction, a research-based instructional practice, to support students’ learning and understanding of mathematical concepts and procedures.

57. STEM Principles: Primary Elementary Coding with Robotics

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-3 Educators

Dates: 6/26/2017

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Understanding input/output functions of robotics and why there is a need for coding. Developing codes to perform tasks and how it integrates with STEM principles.

58. CRA Approach to Math: Early Numeracy, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication + Division

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-6 Educators

Dates: 6/27/2017

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This professional development opportunity will support teachers’ learning and implementation of the Concrete Representational Abstract (CRA) sequence of instruction, a research-based instructional practice, to support students’ learning and understanding of mathematical concepts and procedures

59. CRA Approach to Math: Multiplication, Division, Fraction, Integers and Equations

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Educators, Grades 3-8

Dates: 6/28/2017

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This professional development opportunity will support teachers’ learning and implementation of the Concrete Representational Abstract (CRA) sequence of instruction, a research-based instructional practice, to support students’ learning and understanding of mathematical concepts and procedures.

60. Discovery Education Streaming

Program: Summer Workshops

Dates: 7/11/2017

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This workshop is for teachers who are unfamiliar with Discovery Education Streaming. In Berks County, BCIU provides all public school teachers with a Discovery Education Streaming basic subscription. This service will provide you and your students with more than 10,000 on-demand instructional videos. During this workshop, you will learn how to search, find, save, and use various media resources including full-length videos, video clips, animations, songs, sound effects, and instructional PDFs. Additionally, you will learn about BoardBuilder—an online digital media board for student projects. If you want to use the service, but don’t have time to take the workshop then you can create your free account by contacting Mary Ann Reardon at Marrea@Berksiu.org to obtain a building passcode. This passcode is needed to create your account

61. Grant Writing for Teachers: A Beginners Guide

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/13/2017

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In order to bring in new technology or try new approaches in the classroom, teachers often have to write grants to obtain external funding to achieve their teaching goals. In this workshop, you will learn about the various types of funding. You will learn about the grant writing process and how to avoid common mistakes that may hamper your success. You will be given time to start the grant search process. The overall goal of this course is to help you feel informed and empowered to seek funding for your classroom!

62. Digital Breakout EDU

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Grades 3-8 Educators

Dates: 7/26/2017

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Participants should bring a laptop or tablet. Join us for a firsthand experience of a breakout with a digital focus. This hot trend in culture and education has the potential to engage students and encourage problem solving and critical thinking.

63. Building an Online Course

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 8/7/2017 to 8/10/2017

New
This course will prepare participants to build an online course using Canvas LMS. During this workshop, participants will learn how to effectively use Canvas LMS to engage students, identify measurable course objectives, outline course topics and subtopics, select visuals and multimedia to support learning, organize materials, collect and assess classroom assignments, build meaningful discussion threads, and use instructional design principles. This is a working workshop, you will be given large chunks of time to begin the actual process of designing your course. You’ll need to bring your course ideas and any materials that will support the effort. The goal for the workshop is to build 30-60 percent of your course during these four days and acquire the skills and confidence to complete your course. This workshop will support those interested in teaching online CPE courses. Interested? Check out the details: www.berksiu.org/cpe

64. Math Design Collaborative (MDC)

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 8/7/2017 to 8/8/2017

New
This 2-day workshop will explore the problem solving approach to mathematics involving formative assessment that is core aligned.

65. Strategic Classroom Talk via Effective Questioning

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Educators, grades 4-12

Dates: 8/9/2017

New
Meaningful instruction incorporates purposeful discussion and intentional questioning to frame the teaching and learning cycles. Participants will build upon existing knowledge to learn ways to assimilate dialogic learning into classroom practice. Through an intentional focus on questioning, participants will add to their repertoires of question development techniques. A take-home resource will be included as a future reference for participants.

66. ThreeDays/ThreeModes: Implementing the PA Core Standards in Writing for K-5

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 9/26/2017 to 12/5/2017

This three-day workshop series offers K-5 teachers in all disciplines an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how the PA Core Standards in literacy, specifically writing, impact classroom practices. Through an exploration of the PA Core, participants will uncover the curricular possibilities of the three modes (argumentative, informative, narrative) across all content areas and learn how to integrate them through classroom writing in rich and meaningful ways. 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. If you have any questions, please contact, Esteffani Alcantara at 610-987-8494; estalc@berksiu.org.

67. ThreeDays/ThreeModes: Implementing the PA Core Standards in Writing for 6-12

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 9/27/2017 to 12/6/2017

This three-day workshop series offers 6-12 teachers in all disciplines an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how the PA Core Standards in literacy, specifically writing, impact classroom practices. Through an exploration of the PA Core, participants will uncover the curricular possibilities of the three modes (argumentative, informative, narrative) across all content areas and learn how to integrate them through classroom writing in rich and meaningful ways. 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. If you have any questions, please contact, Esteffani Alcantara at 610-987-8494; estalc@berksiu.org.