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

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 6/17/2019

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.

2. BECEC EI Provider Conference "The ABC's of Early Intervention"

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 6/18/2019

Location: Commonwealth AB

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Working with very young children is a rewarding, yet often challenging experience due to the unique service delivery system. Using a transdisciplinary teaming approach with an emphasis on coaching the caregiver moves therapists from a dyadic model of service delivery to a triadic model, which includes parents and caregivers as integral members of the early intervention team. In this one-day seminar we will examine the ABCs of early intervention to empower providers with critical evidence regarding best practice guidelines when working with very young children and their families. Some of the topics we will explore include: barriers to success in early intervention, coaching the caregiver, creating functional IFSP outcomes, embedding strategies into naturally occurring routines, and providing services in the childcare setting. If you are an early intervention professional or you want to learn effective strategies for coaching the caregiver, this seminar is for you.

3. Units of Study in Teaching Phonics Quick Start Professional Learning Workshop Kindergarten - Grade 2

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-2 classroom teachers, literacy specialists, reading specialists, coaches

Dates: 6/21/2019

Location: George/Washington Rooms

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Phonics instruction only matters because it enables reading and writing. In order for phonics to be useful, it must be transferred to authentic situations.

Learn directly from professional developers from the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP) team to guide your students to use both item knowledge (such as blends and digraphs) and also the strategies and purposes that allow them to draw on that item knowledge to become problem solvers, word scientists, super-power readers, and writers. The TCRWP team will provide an orientation to The Units of Study in Phonics and how it integrates with the Reading and Writing Units of Study.

The TCRWP team will present the most essential ideas and research that illuminate phonics instruction, beginning with knowledge of the student and assessment through responsive teaching techniques. You'll see ways to teach lively, well-paced lessons and have many of your questions answered.

Please bring your Units of Study in Phonics kit with you to the workshop.

If you have any questions, please contact Lori Gerber at lorger@berksiu.org or 610-987-8421.

4. BCSLA Power Library User Conference - Access PA ILL (SHAREit)

Program: Professional Development

Audience: BCSLA Librarians

Dates: 6/25/2019

Location: George/Washington Room

The POWER Library User Conference will focus on two sessions for beginner and intermediate users of the e-resources and SHAREit. There will be new topics and opportunities to learn and share with your peers. The sessions will focus on E-Resources, Access PA ILL (SHAREit), and the new PA Photos and Documents digital management tool, Islandora. Please bring your own internet-enabled device to the training in order to fully participate. Wi-fi will be available and power outlets for recharging devices will be available during breaks. Special notice for PA Photos and Documents (Islandora) participants. To fully participate in those sessions, a laptop (not a tablet) with Wifi capability is required.

5. BCSLA Power Library User Conference - Power Library E-Resources

Program: Professional Development

Audience: BCSLA Librarians

Dates: 6/25/2019

Location: George/Washington Room

The POWER Library User Conference will focus on two sessions for beginner and intermediate users of the e-resources and SHAREit. There will be new topics and opportunities to learn and share with your peers. The sessions will focus on E-Resources, Access PA ILL (SHAREit), and the new PA Photos and Documents digital management tool, Islandora. Please bring your own internet-enabled device to the training in order to fully participate. Wi-fi will be available and power outlets for recharging devices will be available during breaks. Special notice for PA Photos and Documents (Islandora) participants. To fully participate in those sessions, a laptop (not a tablet) with Wifi capability is required.

6. CANCELED - Literacy Across the Student Day: How to Build a Foundation of Disciplinary Literacy in Grades 4-12

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Educators, Grades 4-12

Dates: 6/27/2019

Location: BCIU

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Richard Allington's research tells us that the most significant way we can increase student literacy achievement is by increasing the sheer volume of reading and writing happening across the student day. What can literacy activities look like in different content areas, and how can we leverage them to build student engagement? Join us for a day of best practices in disciplinary literacy and leave with ideas about how to grow the literacy skills of your scientists, historians, mathematicians, and more!

7. GSuite 101

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 6/27/2019

Location: BCIU

How to navigate and utilize the google ecosystem of Chrome, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Classroom, Sites, Youtube etc.

8. Integration of STEM and Career through Project Based Learning

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators

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

Location: Class is online

This online facilitated course begins July 1 and ends July 31. Through this innovative online workshop, educators will engage in professional development exploring Project-based Learning (PBL) and integrating STEM Thinking and Career Education and Work Standards. Upon completion, teachers will have an outline of one unit to be developed and implemented during the school year. Participants will gain further knowledge to continue this work after the course has ended. Participants will continue to become versed in:

• the challenges their students must be equipped to address in future careers,

• the knowledge and skills required to tackle these challenges, and

• opportunities to engage with best instructional practices to enhance student learning

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

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

Dates: 7/1/2019 to 8/11/2019

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

"This course is designed to examine the theory and practice of mindfulness and how it can influence both a teacher's personal and professional life. Basic mindfulness practices, neuroscience, identification of thoughts and emotions, and mindful communication practice will be explored, as well as applying these practices/concepts to both personal and professional situations. In addition, clear connections will be made between how personal practice can inform classroom management and interactions with students. Finally, participants will delve into how this same mindfulness practice can aid in the development of students of all ages. Teachers will be given strategies and techniques to introduce mindfulness appropriately into their classrooms and to begin a dialogue about mindfulness with other teachers and administration."

This course does require a text: Mindfulness for Teachers by Patricia Jennings (ISBN 978-0393708073).

Any questions/concerns, please contact Lori Gerber at lorger@berksiu.org or 610-987-8421.

10. Canvas LMS for Beginners

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/2/2019

Location: BCIU

During this workshop, participants will learn the fundamentals of Canvas LMS. Canvas is a learning management system (LMS) with tools for teaching and learning. Participants will learn how to use the LMS tools in the context of practical strategies for design, development, and management of online, hybrid, or traditional courses through hands-on exercises. Please bring a laptop or notify the instructor that you would like to borrow one.

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

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/3/2019

Location: BCIU

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, Creative Commons licensed materials that will help your students access and keep high quality, effective learning resources. Please bring a laptop or notify the instructor that you would like to borrow one.

12. Best Practices in Helping Adolescents Succeed (CPE Course)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 educators

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

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 Lori Gerber at 610-987-8421 or lorger@berksiu.org.

13. 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: 7/8/2019 to 7/9/2019

Location: Commonwealth

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 Frontline Education registration.

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

YOU MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS TO RECEIVE CREDIT HOURS

14. Discovering & Dealing with Root Causes of Classroom Behavior (CPE Course)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/9/2019 to 7/18/2019

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 Lori Gerber at 610-987-8421 or lorger@berksiu.org.

15. Drop Out Prevention

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: General and Special Ed Administrators, Teachers, Guidance Professionals and Related Service Personnel

Dates: 7/9/2019

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

State and federal mandates hold school districts increasingly accountable for graduation rates of all students. Students with disabilities are more than twice as likely to drop out of school compared to students without disabilities. Extensive research points to practical strategies for meeting the needs of students who demonstrate high "alterable" risk factors.

The session will provide an overview of dropout prevention research and participants will begin to develop plans for applying evidence-based dropout prevention strategies in their school settings. Emphasis will be placed on tiered models of intervention that have been demonstrated to impact graduation rates of high-risk students when implemented at elementary, middle or high school levels, in rural, suburban and urban districts.

Please contact Cheryl Gregory, chegre@berksiu.org, 610-987-8425 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 Frontline registration.

16. Communication Systems for Life Skills Support and Multiple Disabilities Support Classrooms-CANCELLED

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Special Education Teachers

Dates: 7/10/2019

Location: Board

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Classroom communication systems can be used to enhance the development of communication skills for all students in life skills support and multiple disabilities support classes. These classes often have students with widely varied skills in this area; however, classroom systems can provide common ground for instruction. Embedding explicit language instruction into daily routines can provide for instruction and generalization of developing language. This training will include information about functions of communication, essential vocabulary for these systems, and how to model communication.

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.

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

17. Transition to Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities: An Overview - Day One of Two Day Series (Day Two is July 11, 2019) 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: 7/10/2019

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 Frontline registration.

18. Communication Systems for Life Skills Support and Multiple Disabilities Support Classrooms - 1/2 day

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Special Education Teachers

Dates: 7/10/2019

Location: Board

Classroom communication systems can be used to enhance the development of communication skills for all students in life skills support and multiple disabilities support classes. These classes often have students with widely varied skills in this area; however, classroom systems can provide common ground for instruction. Embedding explicit language instruction into daily routines can provide for instruction and generalization of developing language. This training will include information about functions of communication, essential vocabulary for these systems, and how to model communication.

Objectives for Day One

1. Review of core vocabulary

2. Presentation of framework pairing core vocabulary with functions of language

3. Introduction to applying of functions of language to daily routines and classroom procedures

4. Correlation of language functions to transition skills

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.

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

19. Teaching Skills Essential for Transition to Postsecondary Education - Day Two of Two Day Series (Day One is July 10, 2019)

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: 7/11/2019

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 as listed in the Frontline registration.

20. Creating Writers through 6-Trait Writing K-12 (CPE Course)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

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

Dates: 7/14/2019 to 8/25/2019

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 Lori Gerber at lorger@berksiu.org or 610-987-8421.

21. Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom K-12 (CPE Course)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: Teachers and administrators, K-12

Dates: 7/14/2019 to 8/25/2019

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 Lori Gerber at lorger@berksiu.org or 610-987-8421.

22. Motivating Mindsets: Teaching that Empowers Student Growth

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators

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

Location: Class is online

This online facilitated course begins July 15 and ends August 15. What do Michael Jordan, Steve Jobs, and Oprah Winfrey all have in common? They all failed miserably! However, each of these people also have a growth mindset which allowed them to use their failure as a vehicle 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 be precipitating a fixed mindset and limiting student growth. Teachers will be given the tools to facilitate growth mindsets and academic tenacity with their learners.

23. NISL EDP/PA Version Sustaining Transformation through Capacity and Commitment (NISL Course 2)

Program: PA Inspired Leadership Program (PIL)

Audience: Administrators who have taken NISL Course 1

Dates: 7/15/2019 to 12/4/2019

Location: Troxell Bldg. (July dates) and CLIU 21 (September,

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Administrators who have taken NISL Course 1

24. 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: 7/16/2019 to 7/17/2019

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

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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.

25. Science Goal Setting and Root Cause Analysis

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Building Level Principals, Science and Biology Educators

Dates: 7/18/2019

Location: BCIU

Join us for a day of digging into and making data informed decisions around curriculum to help increase student achievement and growth. During this workshop, participants will dive into root cause analysis of teacher and school level data to help drive and inform curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices. Participants will create and walk away with an action plan built to implement the next day! Participants are asked to bring a fully charged laptop/device, PVAAS login credentials, and an outline of their curriculum or copy of their scope and sequence for Biology.

26. 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: 7/23/2019

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 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.

27. 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: 7/24/2019

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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 Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

28. Building Problem-Solving Habits in Our Youngest Learners with Elementary STEM Design

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Grades K-5, STEM Coaches and Building Level Administrators

Dates: 7/30/2019

Location: BCIU

STEM is all around us! While there is no shortage of inspiring STEM activity ideas, how can you connect the dots from one to the next in order to grow habits of problem-solving and design in the elementary learner? In this workshop, we will explore how exposing kids to authentic global problems and leaning into the design process will transform your elementary students and lift the level of their thinking, problem-solving and design.

29. Communication Systems for Life Skills Support and Multiple Disabilities Support Classrooms - 1/2 day

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Special Education Teachers

Dates: 7/30/2019

Location: Board

Classroom communication systems can be used to enhance the development of communication skills for all students in life skills support and multiple disabilities support classes. These classes often have students with widely varied skills in this area; however, classroom systems can provide common ground for instruction. Embedding explicit language instruction into daily routines can provide for instruction and generalization of developing language. This training will include information about functions of communication, essential vocabulary for these systems, and how to model communication.

Objectives for Day Two

1. Brainstorm core vocabulary associated with daily routines and special events

2. Practice modeling of vocabulary using visual supports

3. Develop plans to implement strategies to focus on communication in daily routines/procedures

4. Develop a classroom visual support to monitor core vocabulary instruction

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.

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

30. Grow a Classroom Culture of Empathy and Collaboration

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Educators, Grades K-12, Counselors, Building Leaders, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 7/31/2019

Location: BCIU

The new school year brings an opportunity to build strong relationships and form a classroom family around a common learning purpose. In this workshop, we will explore strategies for breaking down the barriers that divide students in a classroom and prevent them from connecting to the learning and to their peers. You will leave with fresh ideas about how to grow your classroom family with a focus on empathy and collaboration.

31. 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: 7/31/2019

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 Frontline registration.

32. Getting Started with Proloquo2Go - 1/2 Day

Program: Summer Workshops

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

Dates: 7/31/2019

Location: Hertz

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.

33. Administrators Conference 2019 (AM Session)

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Berks County school district administrators

Dates: 8/1/2019

Location: Perkins Bldg

Mr. Bill Simpson is the retired President and CEO of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company where he spent more than half of his 40-year career. During four decades in the hospitality, lodging, entertainment, and professional sports management industries, Mr. Simpson developed a track record for organizational and cultural transformation while also producing top and bottom line growth. At Hershey, Mr. Simpson created a "Character Centered Culture" development program designed to align employees with the Hershey core purpose and values while leading the organization to record levels of success. Mr. Simpson is a certified Executive Coach through the Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching Program and was elected as one of the first 25 coaches of the MG100. He currently serves as a board member for the Woodstock Resort Corporation and on the advisory board of Napali Hospitality. If you have any questions, please contact Lori Gerber at lorger@berksiu.org or 610-987-8421.

34. Administrators Conference 2019 (PM Session)

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Berks County school district administrators

Dates: 8/1/2019

Location: Various Rooms

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35. Behavior Assessment & Intervention Training - PROFESSIONAL STAFF ONLY

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: PROFESSIONAL STAFF ONLY in both General and Special Education

Dates: 8/6/2019

This workshop 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).

It will also teach participants how to use behavior assessment information for the purpose of developing a specific behavior intervention plan with goals and specially-designed instruction.

Objectives:

- Participants will review the process of conducting Functional Behavior Assessments and informal assessments.
- Participants will review the process of utilizing behavior assessments to drive the development of effective Behavior Intervention Plans.
- Participants will review how to use data to make necessary adjustments to Behavior Plans.

Agenda:

- The Science of Behavior
- Conducting Behavior Assessments
- Data Collection
- Writing Measurable Behavior Goals
- Developing Behavior Intervention Plans

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 Frontline registration.


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

36. Low Incidence Math Instruction

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: General and Special Education Teachers - PROFESSIONALS ONLY

Dates: 8/6/2019

Description:

In this training we will explore various low incidence math programs. This session will provide information on academic and functional math skills. Participants will learn best instructional practices and how to build math fluency for students with cognitive disabilities. Also included will be error-less teaching procedures and procedures to task analyze math skills.

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.


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

37. Teaching Math Developmentally and Conceptually

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades K-8, Special Education, and Administrators

Dates: 8/6/2019

Location: BCIU

Participants will be provided with an overview on how to teach mathematics conceptually and developmentally. Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment will be modeled and discussed.

38. 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: 8/7/2019

Location: Rohrbach

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.

39. AP Coordinators: 2019-20 Registration & Ordering Training

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Principals and AP Coordinators

Dates: 8/13/2019

Location: Commonwealth A/B

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Coming this August, the AP Program will launch new resources and supports for teachers and coordinators. The first step in preparing your school for AP in the 2019-2020 school year will be activating the AP Registration and Ordering System. Join us for a hands-on workshop that will walk you through your AP Registration and Ordering System set up, including the participation form, system set up and class section creation. We will also discuss best practices and new ideas for ensuring all AP teachers and students understand how to access their accounts. This session is intended for AP Coordinators, counselors and administrators supporting the AP Coordinator. Required items for the session include: AP Registration and Ordering System access code (sent to principals and AP Coordinators on August 1), fully-charged laptop, and a list of AP courses and sections offered in your school in 2019-2020.

If you have any questions, please contact Lori Gerber at lorger@berksiu.org or 610-987-8421.

40. AP 2019: Tools for Teachers

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/13/2019

Location: Commonwealth A/B

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In the 2019-20 school year, the College Board is introducing a suite of new resources to support teaching and learning in AP Classrooms. These tools were designed and tested in collaboration with AP educators. You'll be able to use them throughout the year to help students learn college-level content and skills. Join College Board and other AP teachers for this session to learn more about the resources that will be available and what you can do now to begin preparing for the 2019-2020 school year.

If you have any questions, please contact Lori Gerber at lorger@berksiu.org or 610-987-8421.

41. Pediatric First Aid w/ CPR - (8:00am - 12:30pm) Recommended for Early Intervention Providers

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 8/16/2019

Location: Allmon Room

New
American Health & Safety Institute - 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.

42. CDT 101

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/19/2019

Location: George/Washington Rooms

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CDT 101 will provide an overview of the Classroom Diagnostic Tool to those who are facilitating change in schools. Relevant data regarding the test design and results will be shared. Attendees will participate in a live demo of the reporting features. They will also learn to encourage preparation of students to take the assessment and the value of conducting 1 to 1 student conferences for the purposes of goals setting and increased student engagement.

43. CDT Diagnostic Category Testing and Reporting Platform Update

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/19/2019

Location: George/Washington Rooms

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Excitement is building about the testing options available in the enhanced Classroom Diagnostic Tool. This session will help CDT Points of Contact view the enhanced CDT from the lens of a change agent, a teacher, and a student. Participants will work through data profiles to experience how the reporting features can be used in a variety of scenarios. Collaborative table discussions focused on how to prepare students for enhanced CDT items and 1:1 student conferences will also be held. The interactive and collaborative nature of the session will aide CDT users/trainers to flexibly respond to schools' CDT Implementation goals.

44. Paraprofessional Academy- 2 days in August

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

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

Dates: 8/21/2019 to 8/22/2019

Location: 1111 Commons Blvd. Reading, PA 19605

This is the first two days of a six-day series that will prepare paras to meet the rigorous federal and state standards and the Pennsylvania Paraeducator credential. Once the six 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 six sessions to meet the requirements.

YOU MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND BOTH DAYS OF THESE FIRST AUGUST DATES. OTHERWISE, PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE OCTOBER 2rd 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.

45. Collaborative Practices for Foster Care Students in Facilities

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 9/12/2019

This forum will focus specifically on strategies to support school procedures when students are placed in group homes, residential facilities, or similar settings. As many of these youth are being placed in facilities across county lines, it is important to have a streamlined approach. We invite you to be a part of the conversation as we aim to develop best practices when working with this unique student population. Please come prepared to participate in round-table discussions that will focus on several topics, including enrollment procedures, best interest determinations, special education needs, and more. This forum is intended child welfare agencies, personnel from group homes, residential facilities, and similar programs, and the host school districts where these facilities are located. This forum is being hosted by the Conrad Weiser Area School District, in collaboration with the Educational Stability for Foster Care Youth Region 2 Office at the Berks County Intermediate Unit.

46. Flipped, Blended, and Beyond! (CPE Course)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 9/22/2019 to 11/24/2019

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"½½ 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 Lori Gerber @ lorger@berksiu.org or 610-987-8421.

47. Teaching in Mixed Ability Classrooms (CPE Course)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 9/22/2019 to 11/24/2019

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 Lori Gerber at lorger@berksiu.org or 610-987-8421.

48. Best Practices in Helping Adolescents Succeed (CPE Course)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 educators

Dates: 9/23/2019 to 10/11/2019

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 Lori Gerber at 610-987-8421 or lorger@berksiu.org.

49. Paraprofessional Academy-October 2, 2019 - Evening Session

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

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

Dates: 10/2/2019

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

Cannot attend the August Academy but can attend two days in June, 2020?

The 2 August days (August 21 and 22, 2019) will be repeated on June 17 and 18, 2020. If you elect to attend the June dates, then you must attend an introductory meeting on October 2, 2019 from 4:00-6:30 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 19, 2020.

This is a six-day series that will prepare paras to meet the rigorous federal and state standards and the Pennsylvania Paraeducator credential. Once the six 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 six 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.

50. Pediatric First Aid w/ CPR - (8:00am - 12:30pm) Recommended for Early Intervention Providers

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 10/4/2019

Location: Allmon Room

New
American Health & Safety Institute - 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.

51. Pediatric First Aid w/ CPR - (8:00am - 12:30pm) Recommended for Early Intervention Providers

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 10/11/2019

Location: Washington Room

New
American Health & Safety Institute - 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.

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

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

Dates: 10/14/2019 to 11/24/2019

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

"This course is designed to examine the theory and practice of mindfulness and how it can influence both a teacher's personal and professional life. Basic mindfulness practices, neuroscience, identification of thoughts and emotions, and mindful communication practice will be explored, as well as applying these practices/concepts to both personal and professional situations. In addition, clear connections will be made between how personal practice can inform classroom management and interactions with students. Finally, participants will delve into how this same mindfulness practice can aid in the development of students of all ages. Teachers will be given strategies and techniques to introduce mindfulness appropriately into their classrooms and to begin a dialogue about mindfulness with other teachers and administration."

This course does require a text: Mindfulness for Teachers by Patricia Jennings (ISBN 978-0393708073).

Any questions/concerns, please contact Lori Gerber at lorger@berksiu.org or 610-987-8421.

53. Advanced Para-Year 3 - Behavior Strand

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Only Advanced Paras who have completed Year 1 and/or Year 2 of Advanced Para Strand

Dates: 10/14/2019 to 6/15/2020

For Year Three, The Behavior Strand work will be focused on specific strategies for Paras to use with students with behavioral challenges. Paras who work with students receiving Learning Support and Emotional Support will gain validated strategies to positively and proactively support students.

-Day 1: How to Deal with Students who Challenge and Defy Authority

-Day 2: How to Deal Effectively with Lying, Stealing and Cheating

-Day 3: Putting It All Together

Only Advanced Paras who have completed Year 1 and/or Year 2 of Advanced Para Strand are eligible to register for these 3 days.

PLEASE NOTE: You MUST attend ALL 3 days in order to receive credit hours.

IF NEEDED, SNOW DATE FOR JANUARY 20 IS FEBRUARY 17, 2020.

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

54. Advanced Para-Year 3 - Inclusion Strand

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Advanced Paras who have completed Year 1 and/or Year 2 of Advanced Para Strand

Dates: 10/14/2019 to 6/15/2020

The Inclusion Strand of the Advanced Paraprofessional course work will focus on the Science of Behavior and the Behavior Instruction connection with a lot of discussion on data collection, data collection tools, and how observation within the general education classroom will help determine the interventions needed to help students be successful. Also included will be instruction in functional academics, social skills, and self help skills.
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Day 1: Teaching Social Skills in General Ed.
Day 2: Teaching Self-Help Skills in General Ed.
Day 3: Putting It All Together

Only Advanced Paras who have completed Year 1 and/or Year 2 of Advanced Para Strand may attend

PLEASE NOTE: You MUST attend ALL 3 days in order to receive credit hours.

IF NEEDED, SNOW DATE FOR JANUARY 20 IS FEBRUARY 17, 2020.

Any questions, please contact Mary Ann Reardon, marrea@berksiu.org

55. Advanced Para-Year 3 - Low Incidence Strand

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Advanced Paras who have completed Year 1 and/or Year 2 of Advanced Para Strand

Dates: 10/14/2019 to 6/15/2020

The Low Incidence Strand will be focused on strategies and methods of instruction for Paraprofessionals working with students receiving Multiple Disabilities Support, Autistic Support, and/or Life Skills Support.
Day 1: Community Based Instruction & Generalization

Day 2: Social Skills

Day 3: Putting It All Together

Only Advanced Paras who have completed Year 1 and/or Year 2 of Advanced Para Strand may attend

PLEASE NOTE: You MUST attend ALL 3 days in order to receive credit hours.

IF NEEDED, SNOW DATE FOR JANUARY 20 IS FEBRUARY 17, 2020.

Any questions, please contact Mary Ann Reardon, marrea@berksiu.org

56. Advanced Para-Year 3 -Reading Strand

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Advanced Paras who have completed Year 1 and/or Year 2 of Advanced Para Strand

Dates: 10/14/2019 to 6/15/2020

The Reading Strand will be focused on how students develop skills in beginning reading and the implementation of best practices in instruction so that all children become readers.Paraprofessionals who support teachers in the instruction of reading to students will gain knowledge in both what to teach and how to teach reading to children.
Day 1: Fluency
Day 2:Comprehension
Day 3: Putting It All Together

ONLY Advanced Paras who have completed Year 1 and/or Year 2 of Advanced Para Strand may attend this training.

IF NEEDED, SNOW DATE FOR JANUARY 20 IS FEBRUARY 17, 2020.

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

57. Threat Assessment Team Training (V-STAG)

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 10/18/2019

Location: Commonwealth AB

The Virginia Student Threat Assessment Guidelines (V-STAG) is an evidence-based model for schools to use in conducting threat assessments in K-12 schools. The model provides a step-by-step process in the manual, Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines, for conducting a threat assessment when a student has made a threat or engaged in threatening behavior. The goal of this model is to prevent violence and return a student to school by understanding why a threat was made and resolve the conflict or problem that stimulated the threat. This model was developed by Dr. Dewey Cornell and colleagues at the University of Virginia and has been widely adopted by schools in Virginia and nationwide.

Workshop Learning Objectives:





• Learn the rationale for using a threat assessment model.





• Learn and apply Threat Assessment Guidelines in schools.





• Become familiar with legal and mental health issues in threat assessment.





• Practice using the model to address cases of threats made by students.

Manual:





• One copy of the Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines will be included with team registration.





• Additional manuals may be requested when registering and will be made available for teams at training, if preordered. Cost is $50.00 per additional manual.

58. STEM Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/23/2019

Location: George

The purpose of the BCIU STEM Network Meetings is to give STEM leaders and educators an opportunity to:

* Stay informed of the most current information from the PDE and professional organizations, and share that information with colleagues in their school or district

* Engage in collegial professional development activities for the purpose of building their own capacity to strengthen standards aligned systems at the classroom, building and district levels

* Serve as a collaborative resource for regional professional development activities

* Network and engage in collegial dialogue with other "job alike" professionals

59. The One Doing the Talking is the One Doing the Learning: Purposeful Collaborative Talk

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 teachers and instructional coaches

Dates: 10/24/2019

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Classroom talk is a powerful strategy for enhancing student understanding, honing problem solving, and refining ideas. This blended workshop will engage teachers in strategies to ignite the power of purposeful talk to develop student thinking rather than merely check comprehension. Teachers will also experiment with talk strategies within their own classrooms. The asynchronous online work should be completed during the month prior to the face-to-face session. Registered participants will receive an invitation to take part in the online Canvas course at the beginning of the open time frame.

60. PVAAS for Every Season

Program: Professional Development

Audience: District Administrators (Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Directors, Data and Assessment Coordinators), School Leaders (Principals, Assistant Principals) [District and/or school leadership teams are highly encouraged to attend.]

Dates: 11/7/2019

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

Student data is only helpful if you have a system in place for working with your data. This 3-hour session will allow you the opportunity to map out your system and learn ways that PVAAS growth and student projection data can enhance each season of the school year. Whether you are analyzing trends, planning for current students' needs, monitoring student progress, supporting instructional practices, or preparing for an upcoming year, PVAAS growth and projection data can support your work. During the session you'll be deciding how, when, and why PVAAS and other data will be used by administrators, teachers, parents, and students. By the end of the session, participants will have created a plan for analyzing their data across the year.
Improve Your Year with Projections (12:30-1:50 PM) Description: You will be amazed at the number of ways in which district and school leaders can incorporate PVAAS student projection data into the decisions they make about professional growth, observations and walk-throughs, and creating master schedules and individual student schedules. There are even ways that PVAAS student projection data can influence your hiring decisions and resource allocations. This session will offer participants a hands-on opportunity to analyze their PVAAS projection data through a variety of lenses, and identify multiple uses within their own district/LEA or school.

Collaborative Conversations (2:10-3:30 PM) Description: During this session a PVAAS Statewide Team member will facilitate a conversation with school and/or district/LEA leaders from the local IU region. Leaders will share their experiences with using PVAAS and other data points to support their decision-making in a variety of situations. Time will be allotted for questions from participants and collaborative discussions among your peers.

62. Rethinking Assessment and Equity (CDT Team) (OPTION B)

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 11/7/2019

Assessment takes a step toward equity by unveiling what students need at that moment in their educational path. Rethinking assessment means finding solutions that assist educators to know the student, promote high expectations for all, help students know their learning story, create flexible routines for personalized learnings, teach failure as a step in the learning process; and build a culturally responsive environment. In speed-geeking style, participants will discuss these topics and seek real solutions to revising the assessment system in their respective settings. Connections to the Classroom Diagnostic Tool, the Danielson Framework, and The Universal Design for Learning will be made.

63. STEM Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 12/10/2019

Location: Hertz

The purpose of the BCIU STEM Network Meetings is to give STEM leaders and educators an opportunity to:

* Stay informed of the most current information from the PDE and professional organizations, and share that information with colleagues in their school or district

* Engage in collegial professional development activities for the purpose of building their own capacity to strengthen standards aligned systems at the classroom, building and district levels

* Serve as a collaborative resource for regional professional development activities

* Network and engage in collegial dialogue with other "job alike" professionals

SNOW DATE IS DECEMBER 17

64. Pediatric First Aid w/ CPR - (8:00am - 12:30pm) Recommended for Early Intervention Providers

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 2/13/2020

Location: Washington Room

New
American Health & Safety Institute - 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.

65. What We Say Matters: Using Language to Foster Engagement, Motivation and Equity

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 teachers, special education, administrators, counselors, psychologists

Dates: 2/13/2020

Location: George/Washington Rooms

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An educator's choice of words can be a help or hindrance in the school and classroom environment. Through a review of evidence-based practices and neuroscience discoveries, participants will gain skills in increasing clarity, maximizing feedback, boosting student engagement, promoting equity and building positive relationships. This workshop will empower participants to implement school and classroom-level strategies for using positive language to help all students grow, thrive, and find academic success.

Snow date is February 18, 2020

If you have any questions, please contact Lori Gerber at lorger@berksiu.org or 610-987-8421.

66. Pediatric First Aid w/ CPR - (8:00am - 12:30pm) Recommended for Early Intervention Providers

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 2/14/2020

Location: Washington Room

New
American Health & Safety Institute - 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.

67. STEM Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/17/2020

Location: George

The purpose of the BCIU STEM Network Meetings is to give STEM leaders and educators an opportunity to:

* Stay informed of the most current information from the PDE and professional organizations, and share that information with colleagues in their school or district

* Engage in collegial professional development activities for the purpose of building their own capacity to strengthen standards aligned systems at the classroom, building and district levels

* Serve as a collaborative resource for regional professional development activities

* Network and engage in collegial dialogue with other "job alike" professionals

SNOW DATE MARCH 24, 2020

68. Pediatric First Aid w/ CPR - (8:00am - 12:30pm) Recommended for Early Intervention Providers

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 4/6/2020

Location: Washington Room

New
American Health & Safety Institute - 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.

69. Pediatric First Aid w/ CPR - (8:00am - 12:30pm) Recommended for Early Intervention Providers

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 4/17/2020

Location: Washington Room

New
American Health & Safety Institute - 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.

70. STEM Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 5/5/2020

Location: George

The purpose of the BCIU STEM Network Meetings is to give STEM leaders and educators an opportunity to:

* Stay informed of the most current information from the PDE and professional organizations, and share that information with colleagues in their school or district

* Engage in collegial professional development activities for the purpose of building their own capacity to strengthen standards aligned systems at the classroom, building and district levels

* Serve as a collaborative resource for regional professional development activities

* Network and engage in collegial dialogue with other "job alike" professionals

71. Pediatric First Aid w/ CPR - (8:00am - 12:30pm) Recommended for Early Intervention Providers

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 6/15/2020

Location: Washington Room

New
American Health & Safety Institute - 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.