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1. Crisis Go training

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 11/22/2019

Location: Training in Lower Alsace

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Crisis Go is the emergency communication app that the BCIU has chosen to be the effective tool to assure communication occurs during emergency situations. This session will introduce participants to the app and tools. This session is for Early Childhood Staff at the Lower Alsace site.

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

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 11/22/2019

Location: Hohl 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.

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

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 11/23/2019

Location: Washington 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.

4. AASL Standards Training Stage 2

Program: Professional Development

Audience: librarians, administrators and educators

Dates: 11/26/2019

Location: Millmont Elementary School - Reading School Distri

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AASL Standards Stage 2 training co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association (PSLA) and University of Pittsburgh School Library Certification Program. Bring laptop and lesson plan to work on with the AASL Standards.

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

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 12/3/2019

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.

6. Equitable STEM

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 12/4/2019

Have you ever wondered how to engage ALL students in STEM education? Are you unsure of the strategies to use to make STEM more equitable for all students?

During this session, participants will learn how to make STEM initiatives in their district more accessible and attainable for all students and schools.

Join us for a day of diving into resources through the STEM Toolkit and learning about ways to differentiate for ALL learners.

7. School Climate Network Group Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Teachers, School Leaders, Counselors, and other Support Staff

Dates: 12/5/2019

Location: Washington Room

The Berks County School Climate Leadership Network will connect school leaders and staff who have an interest in, a need for, and ideas to promote a more positive school climate within their educational organizations. Leveraging the strategies of facilitation required for highly collaborative professional networks, participants will learn from one another, grow together, and reflect on their practice with their peers. This year's meetings will focus on the areas of equity and trauma in our schools. We will explore strategies for building strong connections and supportive relationships between students and staff members. This event is open to all staff members from Berks County schools at no cost and is part of the School Climate Leadership Initiative through the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Carissa Noel at carnoe@berksiu.org.

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: 12/9/2019

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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.

9. 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: 12/10/2019 to 3/6/2020

Location: Berks County IU Main Office

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Administrators who have taken NISL Course 1

10. 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

11. ESL Teachers and Administrators Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Administrators

Dates: 12/10/2019

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

Any questions regarding registration, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org

12. Behavior Instruction Connection-2 Days

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Special and Regular Education Teachers, Administrators, Psychologists, Related Service Professionals & Parents, SORRY, NO PARAPROFESSIONALS

Dates: 12/11/2019 to 12/12/2019

Location: BCIU

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

13. Teachers of the Gifted Network Meeting #1

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ONLY Teachers of the Gifted

Dates: 12/11/2019

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach Room

2019-2020 Teachers of the Gifted, Network Meeting and Training. The gifted network provides an opportunity for gifted educators to discuss and collaborate with their peers on issues at the federal, state and local level that impact the delivery of gifted services. Each meeting will begin with time devoted to updates on gifted issues and professional development. The remaining time will be allocated for open dialogue among the participants and an opportunity to develop GIEPs with support from fellow gifted educators.

14. Berks County Transition Coordinators Meeting (BCTC)

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks County Transition Coordinating Council (BCTCC)

Dates: 12/12/2019

Berks County Transition Coordinators Meeting

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

15. BSPA: Models of SLD Identification

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks School Psychologists

Dates: 12/13/2019

Presenter: Dr. Charishma Aviles

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

16. PIIC Berks Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: PIIC Coaches

Dates: 12/16/2019

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach Room

The purpose of the BCIU14 PIIC coaches' meetings is to give instructional coaches in Berks County an opportunity to: 1. Learn from and with peers 2. Gain support from other PIIC coaches and PIIC mentor 3. Share issues, concerns and solutions Each meeting will include networking, professional development and IU updates. 3 Act 48 credits will be awarded for each meeting attended upon completion of an evaluation in Frontline Education. These meetings are reserved for participating PIIC instructional coaches.

17. Teaching Math Developmentally and Conceptually

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Math Instructors and Special Ed teachers

Dates: 12/16/2019

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.

There is a $25.00 fee for this training if you work for a Berks County School District.

Registration begins at 8:30am.

Any questions, please contact Josh Hoyt at joshoy@berksiu.org

18. The Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Homeschool Teachers, Afterschool Professionals (YMCA, 4-H, Boys & Girls Clubs, etc.) Parents, and more

Dates: 12/16/2019

Location: Commonwealth B

The Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators is a fun, hands-on learning experience where you'll learn how to teach Invention Literacy, Making, and Design Thinking using the award winning Makey Makey invention kit. We'll explore how to teach circuits and conductivity using Makey Makeys and then put those skills to use to design your own inventions! Participants will learn best practices and gain access to a multimedia training website that can be used when working with students or future trainees.

-Bring Your Laptop & Charging cable: Windows, Mac, Chromebook, Linux operating systems work great. Tablets will not work. Regardless of the kind of laptop used, it must have the ability to plugin a USB "type A" plug - - these are the most common type of USB plugs and it's how the Makey Makey is connected to a computer. Some new laptops don't accept a USB type A plug so the user must supply their own adaptor ("dongle").

NOTE: If you're using a school issued laptop make sure you're able to access the internet outside of school. Make sure you can access all websites (like youtube). Sometimes school issued laptops are "locked down" or have some kind of restriction placed on them.

Price includes Makey Makey kit ($49.95 value)

Lunch will be provided from 11:30-12:30.

Questions regarding the workshop, please contact Kevin Andreyo (kevand@berksiu.org) or Dereka Lint (derlin@berksiu.org)

19. CS First with Google

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 12/18/2019

Location: Lincoln

CS First provides free, easy-to-use computer science curriculum materials that engage a diverse student population in grades 4-8. Facilitators use the video content to teach kids coding basics with Scratch, a block-based coding tool.

Anyone can teach CS First - no computer science experience needed! The CS First kit includes lesson plans and solution sheets for the teacher, as well as fun passports and stickers for the students.

Join over 1,000,000 students in over 30,000 classrooms in 75 counties using the CS First curriculum.

Registration opens at 8:30 am.

20. MTSS at the Secondary Level

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Teams of secondary educators, administrators in reading, math, special education

Dates: 1/7/2020

Location: Rohrbach

This session is designed to assist secondary teams in consensus and infrastructure building toward implementation of MTSS as a whole school continuous improvement framework. Schools should attend as a cross disciplinary Core MTSS Team which may include individuals representing reading and math, special education, administration, and related service providers. Participating teams will review why increasing student outcomes is critical and that what is provided to students in terms of instruction, curriculum, and environment impacts student outcomes. Secondary educators will also understand the purpose and expected outcomes of multi-tiered interventions as well as the potential and necessary changes to teaming structures, master schedules, professional development protocols, etc. that are needed to improve core instructional outcomes and multi-tiered intervention supports.

21. Reading, Writing & Ozobots! (BCIU) "EPIC NETWORK"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-5 Educators

Dates: 1/7/2020

Location: Lincoln

In this workshop, participants will learn how to use the Ozobots to enhance reading and writing. Participants will learn how to code the Ozobots and will learn how the bots can be used to bring literary elements to life (main idea and details, summarizing, sequencing, setting, and much more!). This workshop is created with the Primary/Elementary teacher in mind, but lessons can be adapted for higher grades. No coding experience necessary. Activities and lessons will focus on color codes - coding screen-free.

Participants will be reimbursed for mileage.

This is a free training for in county educators.

Access to the Lending Library will be available following the training.

22. Berks County Transition Coordinating Council Meeting (BCTCC)

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Dates: 1/7/2020

Berks County Transition Coordinating Council (BCTCC) Meeting

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

23. Safety Care INITIAL Behavioral Safety Training

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

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

Dates: 1/7/2020 to 1/8/2020

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.

24. Reading, Writing & Ozobots! (Kutztown) "EPIC NETWORK"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-5 Educators

Dates: 1/7/2020

Location: Lincoln

In this workshop, participants will learn how to use the Ozobots to enhance reading and writing. Participants will learn how to code the Ozobots and will learn how the bots can be used to bring literary elements to life (main idea and details, summarizing, sequencing, setting, and much more!). This workshop is created with the Primary/Elementary teacher in mind, but lessons can be adapted for higher grades. No coding experience necessary. Activities and lessons will focus on color codes - coding screen-free.

Participants will be reimbursed for mileage.

This is a free training for in county educators.

Access to the Lending Library will be available following the training.

25. Be Trauma-Informed: When Behavior Plans Don't Work (CPE Course)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 educators, therapists, behavior specialists, mental health workers, and/or social workers

Dates: 1/11/2020 to 2/15/2020

Location: NO CLASS MEETINGS - ALL WORK IS DONE ONLINE

The goal of this online course is to impact student learning by expanding their knowledge about and perspectives on children who are impacted by developmental trauma, such as neglect; divorce; physical, emotional and sexual abuse; significant familial mental health and substance abuse; witnessing domestic violence; displacement and homelessness.

Further, participants who take this course should be expected to see changes in student learning by being able to identify what the behaviors of a child who has experienced developmental trauma look like in the classroom setting, and being able to respond to those students' unique needs by having learned strategies to utilize within the classroom setting in order to mitigate significant behavioral and emotional manifestations that negatively impact educational performance and progress.

The required text for this course is "Teaching to Strengths: Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence, and Chronic Stress" written by: Debbie Zacarian, Lourdes Alvarez-Ortiz, and Judie Haynes. Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4166-2460-8. PDF e-book ISBN: 978-1-4166-2462-2.

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

26. Para Academy-Day 4

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 1/14/2020

Location: Rohrbach

Day 4 of the Para Academy - registration is ONLY for those who are already in the program.

27. Dash robots, Osmo, & Bloxels (Kutztown) "EPIC NETWORK"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-5 Educators

Dates: 1/15/2020

Location: Lincoln

Come see how you can incorporate robots, video games, and interactive programs into your K-5 classroom. You will learn about Wonder Workshop's Dash and Dot robots, and how computer programming be used in more than just a computer science classroom. Then we will explore and try out some interactive tools with the OSMO products and apps. These apps will enage your learners of all ages. We will also explore Bloxels, and how creating a video game is more than just collecting coins. Find out more about these great tools at this hands-on session!

Participants will be reimbursed for mileage.

This is a free training for in county educators.

Access to the Lending Library will be available following the training.

28. Para Academy-Day 4

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 1/15/2020

Location: George

Day 4 of the Para Academy - registration is ONLY for those who are already in the program.

29. Behavior Assessment & Intervention Training - PROFESSIONAL STAFF ONLY

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: PROFESSIONAL STAFF ONLY in both General and Special Education

Dates: 1/16/2020

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.

30. BSPA: Mental Health and Behavior Issues Related to TBI

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks School Psychologists

Dates: 1/17/2020

Presenter: Dr. Dana Milakovic

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

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

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

Dates: 1/20/2020 to 3/1/2020

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.

32. What Every Teacher Should Know about Teaching English Language Learners (CPE Course)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 1/20/2020 to 3/13/2020

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

This online course is intended to help be more successful with the EL's in the classroom. All the course's reading and writing assignments are intended to help participants better align their teaching with five Pennsylvania English Language Proficiency Standards. This framework was revised by the PA Department of Education in 2015 to better correlate with Pennsylvania Core/Academic Standards, thus increasing rigor in the ESL program and giving ELs equitable access to subject content. Throughout the course we utilize the PA English Language Proficiency Standards along with their Model Performance Indicators, to illustrate and teach how to effectively differentiate instruction and assessment across content areas for ELs at varying levels of English Language Proficiency.

This course requires a textbook to be purchased prior to the start date: The Language-Rich Classroom (ISBN# is 978-1-4166-0841-7).

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

33. Computational Thinking Across the Disciplines (BCIU) "EPIC NETWORK"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Grades 3-8 Educators

Dates: 1/21/2020

Location: Lincoln

This workshop will explore Computational Thinking across the disciplines for Grade 3 to 8. What is Computational Thinking and why is it important? Learn about Computational Thinking (CT), its importance to ALL learners, and how it is different from computer science. No matter your discipline, learn how to easily integrate CT into your lessons without it being "taking on something new". We will explore the meaning of computational thinking, break it down into its nine core concepts, and provide you with resources and lesson ideas to add into your existing curriculum.

Participants will receive mileage reimbursement.

This is a free training for in county educators.

Access to the Lending Library will be available following this training.

34. Computational Thinking Across the Disciplines (Kutztown) "EPIC NETWORK"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Grades 3-8 Educators

Dates: 1/21/2020

Location: Lincoln

This workshop will explore Computational Thinking across the disciplines for Grade 3 to 8. What is Computational Thinking and why is it important? Learn about Computational Thinking (CT), its importance to ALL learners, and how it is different from computer science. No matter your discipline, learn how to easily integrate CT into your lessons without it being "taking on something new". We will explore the meaning of computational thinking, break it down into its nine core concepts, and provide you with resources and lesson ideas to add into your existing curriculum.

Participants will receive mileage reimbursement.

This is a free training for in county educators.

Access to the Lending Library will be available following this training.

35. Tools & Techniques for BeginningTeachers - "Assessment Literacy"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: First, second, or third year teachers

Dates: 1/21/2020

Location: Commonwealth A

This session (face-to-face) will explore the basic principles of sound assessment practices. Participants will review the differences between summative, formative, benchmark, and diagnostic forms of assessment and learn how to make sue of a variety of assessment methods to gather evidence of student learning. The primary goal of the session is to enable teachers to engineer an effective classroom assessment environment that boosts student motivation to learn.

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

36. Merge Cube (Kutztown) "EPIC NETWORK"

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 1/23/2020

Location: Lincoln

Take the fear out of the unknown as we explore new dimensions in learning with MERGE Cube. This workshop is for educators who are ready to lean into the learning with their students through augmented reality experiences. Together we will learn to set up a MERGE Cube classroom experience, develop integrations for our classrooms and investigate ways to blur the lines between education and fun with physical and virtual learning experiences.

Participants will be reimbursed for their mileage.

This is a free training for in county educators.

Access to the Lending Library will be available following the training.

37. PIIC Berks Network Meeting - at Conrad Weiser Middle School

Program: Professional Development

Audience: PIIC Coaches

Dates: 1/23/2020

Location: Conrad Weiser Middle School

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The purpose of the BCIU14 PIIC coaches' meetings is to give instructional coaches in Berks County an opportunity to: 1. Learn from and with peers 2. Gain support from other PIIC coaches and PIIC mentor 3. Share issues, concerns and solutions Each meeting will include networking, professional development and IU updates. 3 Act 48 credits will be awarded for each meeting attended upon completion of an evaluation in Frontline Education. These meetings are reserved for participating PIIC instructional coaches.

38. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 1/23/2020

Location: Hohl Room

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.

39. Merge Cube (BCIU) "EPIC NETWORK"

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 1/23/2020

Location: Lincoln

Take the fear out of the unknown as we explore new dimensions in learning with MERGE Cube. This workshop is for educators who are ready to lean into the learning with their students through augmented reality experiences. Together we will learn to set up a MERGE Cube classroom experience, develop integrations for our classrooms and investigate ways to blur the lines between education and fun with physical and virtual learning experiences.

Participants will be reimbursed for their mileage.

This is a free training for in county educators.

Access to the Lending Library will be available following the training.

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

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 educators

Dates: 1/27/2020 to 3/6/2020

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.

41. Interactive Digital Writing (CPE Course)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: Primary & Secondary Educators/Supervisors

Dates: 1/27/2020 to 3/9/2020

Location: NO CLASS MEETINGS - ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

The purpose of this online course is to impact student learning through the digital workshop framework that provides authentic writing opportunities for specific purposes. Computer mediated writing provides for choice about topic and genre, active revision, publication beyond the classroom, and addressing the craft of writing. Social networking and collaborative writing technologies are engrained in students' lives. Teachers have a crucial role in supporting students in understanding the complexities of communicating in a twenty-first century world. Digital writing is about the changes in the ecology of writing and communicating and what it means to write, to create, and to compose and share. This course is designed for asynchronous, self-paced learning, a student mastery-centered approach that utilizes web-based tools, resources and discussions that are appropriate for each student's learning environment. Discussions will enable participants to share thoughts and ideas.

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

42. No Fear Coding for Beginners K-12 (CPE Course)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-8 Educators

Dates: 1/27/2020 to 3/9/2020

Location: NO CLASS MEETINGS - ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

The online course is appropriate for all K - 8 educators who have little or no experience in computer science. The course aims to help participants understand how computational thinking fits into the larger curriculum. There will many opportunities to try coding at the students comfort level and support critical thinking more generally.

The learners will have diversified opportunities to engage in the content through discussions, interactive video, article readings, slide shows, video and hard copy tutorials. Students will be able to have options to select lessons and activities that address their instructional environment and their personal learning style.

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

43. Units of Study for Teaching Reading and Phonics K-2 Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Teaching Reading and Phonics K-2

Dates: 1/27/2020

This network group will be driven by the goals of the participants. Participants should come to the meetings with an objective they are hoping to accomplish or a practice they desire to refine. Therefore, participants should bring whatever materials they need to accomplish this such as the guides to the workshops, the units, student artifacts (reading logs, student books with Post-its"�½½), etc. The network group will be facilitated using the Open Spaces concept. Open Spaces allow smaller groups to form within a larger group based upon goals the participants have identified. Within the small groups, teachers collaborate, learn from each other, and collectively determine next steps.

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

44. Units of Study for Teaching Reading 3-8 Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Teachers of Reading and Phonics Grades 3-8

Dates: 1/27/2020

This network group will be driven by the goals of the participants. Participants should come to the meetings with an objective they are hoping to accomplish or a practice they desire to refine. Therefore, participants should bring whatever materials they need to accomplish this such as the guides to the workshops, the units, student artifacts (reading logs, student books with Post-its"�½), etc. The network group will be facilitated using the Open Spaces concept. Open Spaces allow smaller groups to form within a larger group based upon goals the participants have identified. Within the small groups, teachers collaborate, learn from each other, and collectively determine next steps.

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

45. School Climate Virtual Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Teachers, School Leaders, Counselors, and other Support Staff

Dates: 1/27/2020

Location: Virtual - Online

The Berks County School Climate Leadership Network will connect school leaders and staff who have an interest in, a need for, and ideas to promote a more positive school climate within their educational organizations. Leveraging the strategies of facilitation required for highly collaborative professional networks, participants will learn from one another, grow together, and reflect on their practice with their peers. This year's meetings will focus on the areas of equity and trauma in our schools. We will explore strategies for building strong connections and supportive relationships between students and staff members. This event is open to all staff members from Berks County schools at no cost and is part of the School Climate Leadership Initiative through the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Carissa Noel at carnoe@berksiu.org.

46. Introduction to 3D Printing (BCIU) "EPIC NETWORK"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Grades 3-8 Educators

Dates: 1/29/2020

Location: Lincoln

Workshop participants will receive a general overview of 3D printing. They will learn 3D printer terminology, learn some basics design skills in Tinkercad, and learn some tips and tricks to simplify the process. Participants will also get several ideas and examples of how 3D printing could be integrated into their classroom. This session is applicable for grades 3-8.

Participants will receive mileage reimbursement.

This is a free training for in county teachers.

Access to the Lending Library will be available following this training.

47. Intro to Executive Functioning Skills

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: teachers, school psychologists, therapists, guidance counselors and school social workers, parents, and paras

Dates: 1/29/2020

Location: Rohrbach

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 the use of technology to support the development of executive functioning skills

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

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

48. Introduction to 3D Printing (Kutztown) "EPIC NETWORK"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Grades 3-8 Educators

Dates: 1/29/2020

Location: Lincoln

Workshop participants will receive a general overview of 3D printing. They will learn 3D printer terminology, learn some basics design skills in Tinkercad, and learn some tips and tricks to simplify the process. Participants will also get several ideas and examples of how 3D printing could be integrated into their classroom. This session is applicable for grades 3-8.

Participants will receive mileage reimbursement.

This is a free training for in county teachers.

Access to the Lending Library will be available following this training.

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

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 2/2/2020 to 4/7/2020

Location: ONLINE CLASS

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

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

50. Math Professional Development for Administrators

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Special Ed Supervisors and Administrators

Dates: 2/3/2020

Location: BCIU

Participants will be provided with an overview on what to look for in the classroom and how to promote the teaching of mathematics conceptually and developmentally.

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment will be modeled and discussed.

There is a $25.00 fee for this training if you work for a Berks County School District.

Registration will begin at 8:30am.

Any questions, please contact Josh Hoyt at joshoy@berksiu.org

51. Berks County Transition Coordinators Meeting (BCTC)

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks County Transition Coordinating Council (BCTCC)

Dates: 2/4/2020

Berks County Transition Coordinators Meeting

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

52. Teaching Relevant Behavior/Social Skills - PROFESSIONALS ONLY

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: General and Special Education Teachers - PROFESSIONALS ONLY

Dates: 2/4/2020

Location: BCIU

Description:

This training will provide participants with a method of teaching social and behavioral skills to students who are often labeled as defiant or difficult. Educators will be shown a method to teach these skills through both planned and incidental instructional moments.

Objectives:

-participants will learn how to provide explicit social skills instruction during planned instructional times.

-participants will learn how to help students to generalize social skills during unplanned instructional times.

-participants will learn how to manage student behaviors when social skills which were taught are demonstrated.

-participants will learn how to manage student behaviors when social skills which were taught are not demonstrated.

(PROFESSIONAL STAFF ONLY - SORRY, NO PARAS)

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

53. Tools & Techniques for Beginning Teachers - "ESL: Best Practices for Teaching and Supporting English Learners

Program: Professional Development

Audience: First, second, or third year teachers

Dates: 2/4/2020

This session (face-to-face) will explore best practices in ESL instruction to meet the needs of EL students. Participants will explore regulations, laws, and expectations that impact all teachers and schools. Suggestions for practices and resources will be shared and discussed as applicable to individual teaching scenarios.

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

54. PIIC Berks Network Meeting @ BCTC, Leesport

Program: Professional Development

Audience: PIIC Coaches

Dates: 2/11/2020

Location: BCTC, Leesport

The purpose of the BCIU14 PIIC coaches' meetings is to give instructional coaches in Berks County an opportunity to: 1. Learn from and with peers 2. Gain support from other PIIC coaches and PIIC mentor 3. Share issues, concerns and solutions Each meeting will include networking, professional development and IU updates. 3 Act 48 credits will be awarded for each meeting attended upon completion of an evaluation in Frontline Education. These meetings are reserved for participating PIIC instructional coaches.

55. 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: 2/12/2020

Wait List

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

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

56. Deep Dive into CS Fundamentals Workshop

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 2/12/2020

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

We are also excited to announce that we are now able to offer additional professional learning for teachers who are currently teaching with CS Fundamentals. Our new, one-day Deep Dive workshops provide teachers with strategies for addressing roadblocks to implementation, ideas for fostering a strong classroom rapport that nurtures all kinds of learners, and a deepened sense of community with other CS Fundamentals teachers.

Enrollment in the Code.org CS Fundamentals Deep Dive workshop is $125 / participant and includes:

-5 hours of Act 48 professional development

-If needed, a replacement copy of the CS Fundamentals curriculum

-Special Code.org swag (Reusable, BPA water bottle)

-Course materials built into the cost

Registration will begin at 8:30am.

Code.org Link to Enroll: https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/7152/enroll

57. 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

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.

58. MTSS Network Meeting: Comprehensive School-Based Suicide Prevention within a Multi-Tiered Framework

Program: Professional Development

Audience: MTSS Teachers & Administrators

Dates: 2/13/2020

Location: George Room

Perri Rosen from the Office of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services Bureau of Children's Behavioral Health will be joining us from 8:30-10:30 to discuss what Comprehensive School-Based Suicide Prevention within a Multi-Tiered Framework looks like. Regular network meeting to follow.

59. 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

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.

60. 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

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.

61. Child Sexual Abuse: How to Recognize It, Prevent It, & Work with Students Who Have Been Abused (CPE Course))

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 2/15/2020 to 3/21/2020

Location: NO CLASS MEETINGS - ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

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

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

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

62. Introduction to the Ozobot, Dash, Makey Makey and Osmo to Support Literacy (Kutztown) "EPIC NETWORK"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-5 Educators

Dates: 2/18/2020

Location: Lincoln

This workshop is for kindergarten through fifth grade teachers. Participants will learn different ways to Integrate technology into literacy that support the four components of computational thinking. Computational thinking is an approach to solving problems which exposes students to computing ideas and principles in the subject areas they are already learning. Workshop experiences will include technology such as Ozobot, Dash, Makey Makey and Osmo.

Participants will recieve a mileage reimbursement.

This is a free training for teachers in county.

Access to the Lending Library will be available following this training.

63. Introduction to the Ozobot, Dash, Makey Makey and Osmo to Support Literacy (BCIU) "EPIC NETWORK"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-5 Educators

Dates: 2/18/2020

Location: Lincoln

This workshop is for kindergarten through fifth grade teachers. Participants will learn different ways to Integrate technology into literacy that support the four components of computational thinking. Computational thinking is an approach to solving problems which exposes students to computing ideas and principles in the subject areas they are already learning. Workshop experiences will include technology such as Ozobot, Dash, Makey Makey and Osmo.

Participants will recieve a mileage reimbursement.

This is a free training for teachers in county.

Access to the Lending Library will be available following this training.

64. K-2 TDA Introduction to Analysis

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-2nd Grade Teachers, coaches, reading specialists, administrators

Dates: 2/19/2020

This workshop will address the unique needs of teaching Kindergarten through second grade learners to comprehend and analyze challenging texts. Participants will examine texts appropriate for their students to uncover the elements which make them complex and worthy of analysis. Scaffolding techniques will be modeled and explored to deepen comprehension of texts that otherwise would have presented insurmountable challenges, such as interactive read alouds, close reading of picture books, and collaborative conversations.

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

65. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 2/19/2020

Location: Lincoln Room

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.

66. Teaching in Mixed Ability Classrooms (CPE Course)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 2/20/2020 to 4/7/2020

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.

67. BSPA: Legal Updates

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks School Psychologists

Dates: 2/21/2020

BSPA Meeting: Presenter - Andy Faust

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

68. Computational Art (BCIU) "EPIC NETWORK"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 2/26/2020

Location: Lincoln

This workshop combines art and computer programming. Explore color theory, shapes, composition and relationship, and perspective through an artistic and computational lens using developmentally appropriate programming tools. No coding experience necessary. Hands-on experiences in laser engraving at Catalyst-Kutztown session.

Participants will receive a mileage reimbursement for attending this training.

This is a free training for in county educators.

Access to the Lending Library will be available following this training.

69. Executive Functioning Skills - Day 2

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: teachers, school psychologists, therapists, guidance counselors and school social workers, parents and paras.

Dates: 2/26/2020

(PRE-REQUISITE to this session -Teaching Executive Functioning Skills- An Overview held 8/13/19 or 1/29/20)

Description:

Students with executive functioning skill deficits require explicit instruction, guided practice, and reinforcement in order to learn and apply skills related to organizing materials, initiating tasks, and managing their time. Often, they require visual strategies or technology to prompt and reinforce completion of routines related to these skills. When students lack these executive function skills, the result is often incomplete assignments, a downward spiral of disengagement, and/or over-reliance on verbal prompts.

Objective:

In this session, K-12 educators will learn how to assess skills related to organization, task initiation, and time management. Participants will learn how to explicitly teach, reinforce, and progress monitor these skills, and how to address these skills in the IEP.

There will be an emphasis on practical strategies for integrating instruction in these skills into school routines and schedules. Participants will learn how to utilize graphic organizers and technology to teach, prompt, and reinforce these 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.

70. Computational Art (Kutztown) "EPIC NETWORK"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 2/26/2020

Location: Lincoln

This workshop combines art and computer programming. Explore color theory, shapes, composition and relationship, and perspective through an artistic and computational lens using developmentally appropriate programming tools. No coding experience necessary. Hands-on experiences in laser engraving at Catalyst-Kutztown session.

Participants will receive a mileage reimbursement for attending this training.

This is a free training for in county educators.

Access to the Lending Library will be available following this training.

71. Integrating Technology into Math Classrooms

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Math Instructors

Dates: 3/2/2020

Location: BCIU

Participants will be provided with an overview on how to incorporate Google Tools, Office 365, and Apple into the mathematics classroom.

There is a $25.00 fee for this training if you work for a Berks County School District.

Registration begins at 8:30am

Any questions, please contact Josh Hoyt at joshoy@berksiu.org

72. First Steps in Music (CPE Course)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Dates: 3/3/2020 to 4/2/2020

The goal of this course is to impact student learning by teaching attendees to implement techniques in their classrooms to help students think tunefully, to understand the role of tuneful thinking in a child's overall musical development, to understand the 4x4 procedure for tune acquisition, to implement strategies and techniques in their classroom to engage their children's vocal lengthening muscles, to implement techniques to help their students move expressively and to a steady beat, to understand the role of Movement Exploration and Movement for Form and Expression in a child's overall musical development, and to understand the importance of following a child's steady beat when first teaching how to keep a steady beat.

The required texts are: First Steps in Music for Preschool and Beyond: The Curriculum ISBN: 978-1579995881 The Book of Movement Exploration: Can You Move Like This? ISBN: 978-1579992644 Feierabend Fundamentals: History, Philosophy, and Practice ISBN: 978-1622772643

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

73. Ozobots in the Elementary Classroom (BCIU) "EPIC NETWORK"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-5 Educators

Dates: 3/4/2020

Location: Lincoln

This hands-on workshop is for K-5 teachers. Ozobot is a micro-robot used for code education. Learn how to use Ozobots in your classroom to teach your students reading, spelling and math facts. Participants will explore the easy, already-created lessons that can be found in the Ozobot Lesson Library and create their own. No coding experience necessary.

Participants will be reimbursed for mileage.

This is a free training for in county educators.

Access to the Lending Library will be available following the training.

74. Behavioral Self Regulation: PARAPROFESSIONALS ONLY

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 3/4/2020

Location: BCIU

The focus of this training is to provide 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, anxiety, or behavior problems so that they can intervene early and provide students with life skills to prevent behavioral challenges and become independent self-regulators.

Objectives:
-Participants will learn the principles for teaching students to become independent self-regulators.
-Participants will learn to use visual supports to help students identify and regulate behaviors.

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.

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

75. Ozobots in the Elementary Classroom (Kutztown) "EPIC NETWORK"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-5 Educators

Dates: 3/4/2020

Location: Lincoln

This hands-on workshop is for K-5 teachers. Ozobot is a micro-robot used for code education. Learn how to use Ozobots in your classroom to teach your students reading, spelling and math facts. Participants will explore the easy, already-created lessons that can be found in the Ozobot Lesson Library and create their own. No coding experience necessary.

Participants will be reimbursed for mileage.

This is a free training for in county educators.

Access to the Lending Library will be available following the training.

76. Berks County Transition Coordinating Council Meeting (BCTCC)

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Dates: 3/5/2020

Berks County Transition Coordinating Council (BCTCC) Meeting

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

77. Teachers of the Gifted Network Meeting #2

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ONLY Teachers of the Gifted

Dates: 3/5/2020

Location: George/Washington Room

2019-2020 Teachers of the Gifted, Network Meeting and Training. The gifted network provides an opportunity for gifted educators to discuss and collaborate with their peers on issues at the federal, state and local level that impact the delivery of gifted services. Each meeting will begin with time devoted to updates on gifted issues and professional development. The remaining time will be allocated for open dialogue among the participants and an opportunity to develop GIEPs with support from fellow gifted educators.

78. Tools & Techniques for Beginning Teachers - "Making Grading Meaningful"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: First, second, or third year teachers

Dates: 3/5/2020

This will be a blended session (participants must complete the asynchronous online portion prior to attending the face-to-face session). Based on the work of Rick Stiggins and Ken O'Connor, teachers will reflect on grading practices and common pitfalls that contribute to inaccurate, unfair, and unequal reporting of student learning. The essential questions for this session are: What is the purpose for grades? What practices distort achievement? How can grades be used as accurate artifacts of student learning?

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

79. ESL Teachers and Administrators Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Administrators

Dates: 3/9/2020

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

Any questions regarding registration, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org

80. Introduction to Scratch (Kutztown) "EPIC NETWORK"

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/10/2020

Location: Lincoln

No coding experience needed. We will move slowly through this introduction to programming through Scratch 3.0 session. Educators will leave here with a confident background in Scratch and a completed Maze game - along with the resources needed to implement Scratch 3.0 in your class across the curriculum! This is a "hands on" presentation. Please bring a laptops and ear buds.

Participants will receive mileage reimbursement.

This is a free training for in county educators.

Access to the Lending Library will be available following this training.

81. Introduction to Scratch (BCIU) "EPIC NETWORK"

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/10/2020

Location: Lincoln

No coding experience needed. We will move slowly through this introduction to programming through Scratch 3.0 session. Educators will leave here with a confident background in Scratch and a completed Maze game - along with the resources needed to implement Scratch 3.0 in your class across the curriculum! This is a "hands on" presentation. Please bring a laptops and ear buds.

Participants will receive mileage reimbursement.

This is a free training for in county educators.

Access to the Lending Library will be available following this training.

82. Osmo Creative Kit/Osmo Coding Family (Kutztown) "EPIC NETWORK"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-2 Educators

Dates: 3/12/2020

Location: Lincoln

This workshop will help participants learn a new way to show students how to enhance their drawings, charaters, and story elements. This kit will allow students more artistic freedom and bring their creations to live. There are three seperates games in the kit: Monster, Masterpiece, and Newtown. These programs work towards imporing student problem solving skills. We will also talk about coding and the tangiable blocks available for students to learn how to code. This workshop is for Grades K-2.

There is a reimbursement for mileage.

This is a free training for in county educators.

Access to the Lending Library will be available following the training.

83. Osmo Creative Kit/Osmo Coding Family (BCIU) "EPIC NETWORK"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-2 Educators

Dates: 3/12/2020

Location: Lincoln

This workshop will help participants learn a new way to show students how to enhance their drawings, charaters, and story elements. This kit will allow students more artistic freedom and bring their creations to live. There are three seperates games in the kit: Monster, Masterpiece, and Newtown. These programs work towards imporing student problem solving skills. We will also talk about coding and the tangiable blocks available for students to learn how to code. This workshop is for Grades K-2.

There is a reimbursement for mileage.

This is a free training for in county educators.

Access to the Lending Library will be available following the training.

84. Para Academy-Day 5

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 3/16/2020

Location: Hertz

Day 5 of the Para Academy - registration is ONLY for those who are already in the program.

85. Level I CMSi Curriculum Audit

Program: Professional Development

Audience: District and building level administrators, lead teachers

Dates: 3/17/2020 to 4/2/2020

New
This three-day intensive overview of the basic principles of curriculum design, assessment, and instructional alignment introduces participants to an entirely new way to view curriculum and all the system-level components required to effectively manage its design and delivery in schools. Also the first step in understanding curriculum auditing and the CMSi Curriculum Audit, this approach is designed to keep student learning and its improvement at the forefront of all district and school-level decision making.

The training will give participants a new perspective on effective management practices within school systems, with specific criteria and guidelines for implementing them. These principles, organized under the five audit standards of control, direction, equity and connectivity, feedback, and productivity, help educators create a structure within which all aspects of school districts can function systemically to improve teaching and learning in every classroom.

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

86. Para Academy-Day 5

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 3/17/2020

Location: Hertz

Day 5 of the Para Academy - registration is ONLY for those who are already in the program.

87. 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

88. Small but Mighty: Little Bits, Taking Over the Classroom in Big Ways (BCIU) "EPIC NETWORK"

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/18/2020

Location: Lincoln

Looking to spice up your instruction, encourage creativity and perseverance, and ignite the inventors inside of all our elementary learners? Come see how to integrate littleBits, the snap-together electronics and circuitry bits, easily across the curriculum or within your discipline. This workshop will include an overview of littleBits, exploration of the bits, curriculum references and time to develop lessons and is best suited for students in grades 2-5.

Participants will receive a mileage reimbursement for this training.

This is a free training for in county educators.

Access to the Lending Library will be available following this training.

89. Small but Mighty: Little Bits, Taking Over the Classroom in Big Ways (Kutztown) "EPIC NETWORK"

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/18/2020

Location: Lincoln

Looking to spice up your instruction, encourage creativity and perseverance, and ignite the inventors inside of all our elementary learners? Come see how to integrate littleBits, the snap-together electronics and circuitry bits, easily across the curriculum or within your discipline. This workshop will include an overview of littleBits, exploration of the bits, curriculum references and time to develop lessons and is best suited for students in grades 2-5.

Participants will receive a mileage reimbursement for this training.

This is a free training for in county educators.

Access to the Lending Library will be available following this training.

90. 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: 3/18/2020

Wait List

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

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

91. BSPA: Pearson Digital Assessment Library for Schools & Q-Interactive for iPad Administration Demo

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks School Psychologists

Dates: 3/20/2020

Presenter: Selina Oliver, Pearson

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

92. Social Studies Teacher Symposium

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Berks County Social Studies Instructors

Dates: 3/23/2020

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach & George/Washington

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First Annual Berks County Social Studies Teacher Symposium. Join the other social studies teachers in Berks County to begin the development of a social studies network.

Multiple sessions will be available with information regarding best practices in social studies instruction, local resources, and other related information.

93. 4 Essential Roles of Great Leaders (Franklin Covey)

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Administrators and teacher leaders

Dates: 3/25/2020 to 3/26/2020

The 4 Essential Roles develop leaders who can master these skills consistently, within Franklin Covey's unique framework that focuses on developing who a leader is as well as what a leader does. This workshop will lay the foundation for effective leadership based on the following essential roles:

1. Inspire Trust: be the credible leader others choose to follow--one with both character and competence.

2. Create Vision: clearly define where your team is going and how they are going to get there.

3. Execute Strategy: consistently achieve results with and through others using disciplined processes.

4. Coach Potential: unleash the ability of each person on your team to improve performance, solve problems, and grow their careers.

Cost includes 2 days of training, materials, and lunch.

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

For additional information: https://tinyurl.com/y5vu623c

94. Introduction to Verbal Behavior - PROFESSIONAL STAFF ONLY

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Sp.Ed Teachers and Administrators, General Ed Teachers (if appropriate), Sorry, no Paraprofessionals

Dates: 3/25/2020

This training is being offered as an introduction to the analysis of verbal behavior. Participants will gain a basic understanding of B.F. Skinner's analysis of human language by learning about the basic verbal operants (mand, tact, intraverbal, echoic, listener responding). Participants will learn how to apply behavior analytic principals to effective intensive teaching procedures. Topics to be covered include basic behavior principles, the verbal operants, the VB-MAPP assessment, pairing with reinforcement, and intensive teaching across the verbal operants.

SORRY, NO PARAPROFESSIONALS

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

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

95. "Breakout PD" w/ Breakout EDU (Kutztown) "EPIC NETWORK"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Grades K-6

Dates: 3/26/2020

Location: Lincoln

You are locked in your professional develpoment room. The only way to "Breakout" is to you use your problem solving skills. With the use of Breakout EDU we will explore the critical thinking strategies associated with computational thinking (CT). Computational thinking aims to solve problems efficiently and effectively, going beyond modeling and understanding. Will you "Breakout" in time?

Participants will be reimbursed for mileage.

This is a free training for in county educators.

Access to the Lending Library will be available following the training.

96. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 3/26/2020

Location: George Room

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.

97. "Breakout PD" w/ Breakout EDU (BCIU) "EPIC NETWORK"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Grades K-6

Dates: 3/26/2020

Location: Lincoln

You are locked in your professional develpoment room. The only way to "Breakout" is to you use your problem solving skills. With the use of Breakout EDU we will explore the critical thinking strategies associated with computational thinking (CT). Computational thinking aims to solve problems efficiently and effectively, going beyond modeling and understanding. Will you "Breakout" in time?

Participants will be reimbursed for mileage.

This is a free training for in county educators.

Access to the Lending Library will be available following the training.

98. Units of Study for Teaching Reading 3-8 Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Teachers of Reading and Phonics Grades 3-8

Dates: 3/31/2020

This network group will be driven by the goals of the participants. Participants should come to the meetings with an objective they are hoping to accomplish or a practice they desire to refine. Therefore, participants should bring whatever materials they need to accomplish this such as the guides to the workshops, the units, student artifacts (reading logs, student books with Post-its"�½½½), etc. The network group will be facilitated using the Open Spaces concept. Open Spaces allow smaller groups to form within a larger group based upon goals the participants have identified. Within the small groups, teachers collaborate, learn from each other, and collectively determine next steps.

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

99. Units of Study for Teaching Reading and Phonics K-2 Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Teaching Reading and Phonics K-2

Dates: 3/31/2020

This network group will be driven by the goals of the participants. Participants should come to the meetings with an objective they are hoping to accomplish or a practice they desire to refine. Therefore, participants should bring whatever materials they need to accomplish this such as the guides to the workshops, the units, student artifacts (reading logs, student books with Post-its"�½½½), etc. The network group will be facilitated using the Open Spaces concept. Open Spaces allow smaller groups to form within a larger group based upon goals the participants have identified. Within the small groups, teachers collaborate, learn from each other, and collectively determine next steps.

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

100. Risk of Sexual Abuse

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Teachers and other educational professionals, parents, paras and community agency staff

Dates: 4/1/2020

According to the Justice Department, in an NPR special report, people with intellectual disabilities are sexually assaulted at a rate seven times higher than persons without disabilities. What can teachers and parents do to prepare young people with developmental disabilities to participate in community life with a reduced risk of sexual abuse?

In this training, participants will learn about models such as Community Awareness, Safety and Empowerment (CASE) developed by the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, and will become aware of community partners such as Safety Berks. Special emphasis will be given to identifying, teaching, and practicing key skills that can prepare students with developmental disabilities to protect themselves from sexual abuse.

OBJECTIVES:

-Learn ways to identify, prioritize, teach, and practice skills that can assist students with developmental disabilities to reduce their risk of sexual assault in community environments.

-Learn of current instruction and support models aimed at reducing the risk of sexual assault for individuals with intellectual disability, autism, and other developmental disabilities.

-Identify community partners that can assist families and persons with disabilities to reduce their risk of sexual assault and receive needed support if assault has occurred.

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 Education registration.

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

101. 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: 4/2/2020

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.