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1. Risk of Sexual Abuse - CANCELLED

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

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

Dates: 4/1/2020

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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.

2. CANCELLED: 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

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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.

3. EI Early Learners Training (Contracted Staff)

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 4/3/2020

Location: Hertz Room

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EI Early Learners Training

4. EI ABA Training

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 4/3/2020

Location: EC 173

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

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 educators

Dates: 4/6/2020 to 5/15/2020

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

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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.

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

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

Dates: 4/6/2020 to 5/17/2020

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

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"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.

7. 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

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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.

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

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 4/6/2020 to 6/5/2020

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

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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.

9. RESCHEDULED to April 15: Tools & Techniques for Beginning Teachers - "Technology-Supported Instruction"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: First, second, or third year teachers

Dates: 4/7/2020

Location: Session will be online

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

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

If you have any questions, please contact Lori Gerber at lorger@berksiu.org or 601-987-8421.

10. Proactive Approaches to School Discipline using Alternatives to Suspension and Expoltion

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 4/9/2020

Proactive Approaches to School Discipline using Alternatives to Suspension and Expoltion

11. School Climate Meeting

Program: Professional Development

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

Dates: 4/14/2020

Location: Roosevelt 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.

12. Integrating Drones into your STEM Classroom

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Grade 5-12 Educators

Dates: 4/14/2020

Location: George/Washington

Drones are safe, affordable, and accessible, yet they are also powerful and fun. Each registered participant will receive the award-winning Tello EDU drone--an impressive and programmable drone perfect for STEM education. Drones in the classroom provide a fun way to learn about physics, engineering, and computer programming. the Tello EDU has an HD camera and flying modes for flips and tricks. During this workshop you will learn to safely fly your own classroom drone using your own mobile device. Tello EDU supports several programming languages including Scratch, Swift and Python.

During this workshop, participants will use DroneBlocks (free app), drag-and-drop, block-based coding to program drone flight. Tello EDU Drones feature DJI's flight control technology and supports Electronic Image Stabilization and POV flight. While it weighs just 87g, Tello EDU also has dedicated app with virtual missions to challenge young minds. Experienced users can work their way into using included mission pads to program drone swarms. Users can program a swarm of multiple drones, instructing them to perform synchronized missions or execute complex choreography. Tello EDU is powered by technology from two leading names: DJI and Intel. An Intel® Movidius™ vision processing unit inside helps the vision positioning of Tello EDU, enabling it to hover in place for stability and safety. The flight controller and vision positioning system are derived from the market-leading technology found in DJI's larger drones.

Cost of training will be $249 and participants will keep drones for their schools.

13. Data Quality Network Meeting - April 2020

Program: Information Technology

Audience: LEA Administrators, Curriculum Directors, Principals, Data Teams, PIMS Admins

Dates: 4/15/2020

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach Room

Have you ever looked at data in a Future Ready PA Index preview window and wondered where PDE got this information and why it's not what you expected? Does your staff spend too much time correcting and resubmitting data files? Do you wish you could streamline your processes to save time and money by getting it right the first time?

PDE invites you to attend your local Intermediate Unit for this special Data Quality Network meeting on Wednesday, April 15th from 9:00 AM to noon. Our target audience is LEA Administrators, including Curriculum Directors and Principals. PDE staff will lead various discussions surrounding the Future Ready PA Index: What is this data and where did it come from? Hands-on activities will also help you build your understanding.

We look forward to this important work with all of you as we continue to move forward for the betterment of Pennsylvania's students!

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

Program: Professional Development

Audience: First, second, or third year teachers

Dates: 4/15/2020

Location: Session will be online

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

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

If you have any questions, please contact Lori Gerber at lorger@berksiu.org or 601-987-8421.

15. 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

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.

16. BSPA: School Shooters

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks School Psychologists

Dates: 4/17/2020

Presenter: Dr. Christina Marco-Fies

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.

17. Lancaster County McKinney-Vento Spring Training

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 4/21/2020

Review of McKinney-Vento for school districts.

18. Berks County Transition Coordinators Meeting (BCTC)

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks County Transition Coordinating Council (BCTCC)

Dates: 4/23/2020

Berks County Transition Coordinators Meeting

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

19. Dauphin County McKinney-Vento Spring Training

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 4/23/2020

Review of McKinney-Vento for school districts.

20. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 4/23/2020

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.

21. Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Anyone who works with children.

Dates: 4/27/2020

Location: Commonwealth A

This course is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to recognize and help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or crisis. YMHFA is primarily designed for adults that interact with young people."�½½ You must attend the full 8-hours to receive credit for attending this course.

22. Lebanon County McKinney-Vento Spring Training

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 4/28/2020

Review of McKinney-Vento for school districts.

23. Berks County McKinney-Vento Spring Training

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 4/30/2020

McKinney-Vento review for school personnel.

24. Para Academy-Day 6

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 5/4/2020

Location: Hertz

Day 6 of the Para Academy - registration is ONLY for those who are already in the program.

25. PIIC Berks Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: PIIC Coaches

Dates: 5/4/2020

Location: Commonwealth AB

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.

26. Para Academy-Day 6

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 5/5/2020

Location: Hertz

Day 6 of the Para Academy - registration is ONLY for those who are already in the program.

27. Chester County McKinney-Vento Spring Training

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 5/5/2020

Review of McKinney-Vento for school districts.

28. STEM Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 5/5/2020

Location: Berks LaunchBox at GoggleWorks

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

29. Berks County Transition Coordinating Council Meeting (BCTCC)

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Dates: 5/6/2020

Berks County Transition Coordinating Council (BCTCC) Meeting

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

30. Teachers of the Gifted Network Meeting #3

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ONLY Teachers of the Gifted

Dates: 5/6/2020

Location: Hohl 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.

31. Schuylkill County McKinney-Vento Spring Training

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 5/8/2020

Review of McKinney-Vento for school districts.

32. 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: 5/12/2020 to 5/13/2020

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.

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

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks School Psychologists

Dates: 5/15/2020

BSPA Meeting: 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.

34. ESL Teachers and Administrators Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Administrators

Dates: 5/19/2020

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

35. Enhancing Student Engagement through the Power of Explicit Instruction

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Educators in grades K-12

Dates: 5/28/2020

Location: Commonwealth AB Room

Student achievement is directly correlated to academic learning time. With this understanding, educators need to increase academic learning time to actualize positive student outcomes for all students. This can be done through purposeful planning and delivery of explicit instruction. In this session, practitioners will have the opportunity to explore the research and underlying principles behind explicit instruction while gaining the skills to increase student response opportunities.

36. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 5/28/2020

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.

37. 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: 6/1/2020 to 6/30/2020

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.

38. insideBerksbusiness (iBb) 2020

Program: Professional Development

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

Dates: 6/8/2020 to 8/13/2020

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

39. Core Connections to Instruction & Technology Conference 2020

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

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

Location: Governor Mifflin High School

This two-day conference emphasizes instructional best practices, innovation and practical classroom application. The sessions are designed to deepen understanding of instructional tools and techniques that promote student centered learning and equity. Any questions please contact Heidi Gamler @ heigam@berksiu.org.

40. 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

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.

41. Forensic Science Field Day for Teachers

Program: Professional Development

Audience: High School Forensic Science Teachers

Dates: 6/16/2020

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

This one-day workshop will provide high school forensic science teachers the opportunity to engage directly with industry professionals. Participants will explore current tools of the trade, and recent technological advancements in the forensic science field. Teachers will be able to gain insight into career trends and will be better prepared to help their students make informed decisions about their future plans. Teachers will have time to collaborate and share resources with each other to strengthen their forensic science courses and positively impact their students. Please contact Pamela Wetzel at pamwet@berksiu.org with any questions.

42. Relationships and Rigor through Culturally Responsive Teaching

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 6/18/2020

This interactive workshop will weave culturally responsive instructional approaches with brain-based learning strategies to provide participants with a framework for enhancing relationships and impacting student learning. Participants will apply this framework to their experiences with students and to their own classroom contexts. The ultimate goal is to assist students to acquire and utilize their natural, culturally grounded cognitive resources to become independent, self-directed learners.

43. CRA: Early Numeracy, Addition, Subtraction

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: PreK to grade 3 Educators

Dates: 6/22/2020

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

44. CRA: Multiplication, Division

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Grades 2-5 Educators

Dates: 6/24/2020

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

45. CRA: Fractions, Integers, Equations

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Grades 3-8 Educators

Dates: 6/25/2020

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

46. Best Practices for English Learners (Online)

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 6/29/2020 to 7/29/2020

This course will focus on instructional strategies to enhance learning for English Language Learners.

47. 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: 7/1/2020 to 7/31/2020

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.

48. Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: PreK-12, Educators, Psychologists, Counselors, Bus Drivers, Resource Officers

Dates: 7/8/2020 to 7/21/2020

This course is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to recognize and help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or crisis. YMHFA is primarily designed for adults that interact with young people. You must attend both days of training in order to receive credit for this course.

49. Enhancing Student Engagement through the Power of Explicit Instruction

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Educators in grades K-12

Dates: 7/27/2020

Location: Commonwealth AB Room

Student achievement is directly correlated to academic learning time. With this understanding, educators need to increase academic learning time to actualize positive student outcomes for all students. This can be done through purposeful planning and delivery of explicit instruction. In this session, practitioners will have the opportunity to explore the research and underlying principles behind explicit instruction while gaining the skills to increase student response opportunities.

50. Integrating Drones into your STEM Classroom

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Grades 5-12 Educators

Dates: 7/27/2020

Drones are safe, affordable, and accessible, yet they are also powerful and fun. Each registered participant will receive the award-winning Tello EDU drone--an impressive and programmable drone perfect for STEM education. Drones in the classroom provide a fun way to learn about physics, engineering, and computer programming. the Tello EDU has an HD camera and flying modes for flips and tricks. During this workshop you will learn to safely fly your own classroom drone using your own mobile device. Tello EDU supports several programming languages including Scratch, Swift and Python. During this workshop, participants will use DroneBlocks (free app), drag-and-drop, block-based coding to program drone flight. Tello EDU Drones feature DJI's flight control technology and supports Electronic Image Stabilization and POV flight. While it weighs just 87g, Tello EDU also has dedicated app with virtual missions to challenge young minds. Experienced users can work their way into using included mission pads to program drone swarms. Users can program a swarm of multiple drones, instructing them to perform synchronized missions or execute complex choreography. Tello EDU is powered by technology from two leading names: DJI and Intel. An Intel® Movidius™ vision processing unit inside helps the vision positioning of Tello EDU, enabling it to hover in place for stability and safety. The flight controller and vision positioning system are derived from the market-leading technology found in DJI's larger drones. Participants will keep drones for their schools.

51. Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Grades 5-12 Educators

Dates: 7/28/2020

Explore the world of Invention Literacy, Making, and Design Thinking. During this workshop, participants will learn about invention literacy and how to fully engage students in making and design thinking. As part of the workshop fee, participants will receive the basic Makey Makey kit to use during the workshop and to keep for classroom use. Be prepared to have hands-on fun as you design your own devices to control musical instruments and create your own inventions.

52. Get Googley with the Applied Digital Skills Curriculum!

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/29/2020

Are you looking for project-based explorations where students can apply their Google for Education application skills? Look no further than Google's free Applied Digital Skills curriculum! In this session we'll explore how to best incorporate the wealth of resources included in Applied Digital Skills, how to align this curriculum with current course offerings and student learning objectives, and get hands-on with some of the projects and activities your students can complete. We'll also touch on the new G Suite Certification for Students and how Applied Digital Skills is the perfect way to prepare for this experience.

53. Ignite School Leadership with Google for Education

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Administrators and Teacher Leaders

Dates: 7/30/2020

During this one-day workshop, participants will learn about the core apps of G Suite for Education and how these programs and tools can support administrators in several aspects of school leadership. Participants will learn more about standards for leadership excellence in the digital age. We also will explore apps that allow for effective and streamlined communications and collaborative opportunities, communications, student learning, creation and collaboration; provide accommodations and accessibility to content; streamline data collection, analysis, and reporting; and facilitate communication practices.

54. Google Level 1 Educator Bootcamp

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 8/3/2020

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

55. Google Level 2 Educator Bootcamp

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators interested in Level 2 Google Educator Certification

Dates: 8/3/2020

This workshop will provide educators with hands-on learning experiences in various G Suite for Education apps to help them enhance their skillsets as well as prepare to take the Level 2 Google Certified Educator exam. Whether or not you decide to pursue the GCE Level 2 certification, this session will boost your comfort with and knowledge of G Suite!

56. Google Level 1 Educator Bootcamp

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 8/4/2020

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

57. Google CS First

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 8/5/2020

CS First provides free, easy-to-use computer science enrichment materials that engage a diverse student population in grades 4-8 (ages 9-14). Facilitators use the video content to teach kids coding basics with Scratch, a block-based coding tool. CS First can be used by anyone, in any setting (in school, after school, or outside of school).

58. Empowering Students as Creators: Collaboration, Curation, Citizenship and Copyright

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 8/10/2020

Today's learners are designing artifacts of their learning in amazing ways! Learn how to best support students (and yourselves as educators) as we navigate practical tools for digital curation, explore various methods for student collaboration and creation, and highlight key elements of digital citizenship (including adherence to copyright) that empowers students as creators in the digital age. Many free resources will be shared with ample time for hands-on explorations.

59. Overview of the CDT

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: PSSA and Keystone Educators and Administrators

Dates: 8/10/2020

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

60. Utilizing iPads to Enhance Instruction

Program: Summer Workshops

Dates: 8/12/2020

We will focus on using iPads for differentiation, collecting data, and how to manage technology in the classroom.