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1. NISL EDP 2016 Focus on Teaching and Learning (NISL Course 2)

Program: PA Inspired Leadership Program (PIL)

Audience: Principals and Assistant Principals

Dates: 10/17/2017 to 2/22/2018

Location: CIU

Starting Today
For administrators who have completed NISL Course 1.

2. Para Academy-Day 5

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 10/18/2017

Location: Hertz

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

3. IU14 Data Quality Network Meeting- October 2017

Program: Information Technology

Audience: LEA Admin, Special Education Data Managers, PIMS Administrators, Data Teams, Curriculum Directors, Principals

Dates: 10/18/2017

Location: George/Washington

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8:55 - 9:15 - Welcome/Roll Call/Icebreaker Activity

9:15 - 9:45 – PIMS Admin Resources – Justin Beyler & Candace Felton, PDE

9:45 - 10:00 - Q & A

10:10 - 10:55 – Special Ed December Child Count and Act 16 Collection – Jodi Rissinger & Dan Ficca, PDE

10:55 - 11:10 – Local Discussion - Questions/Common Errors

11:10 - 11:25 – Q & A

11:25 - 11:30 – Wrap Up

Agenda is posted in the meeting info drop down at http://dataqualitynetwork.net.

4. Para Academy-Day 5

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 10/19/2017

Location: Hertz

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

5. 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: 10/19/2017 to 10/20/2017

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 610-987-8495.

6. Instructional Technology Professional Learning Community (IT-PLC)

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Teachers Leaders, Technology Specialists, & Instructional Coaches

Dates: 10/20/2017

Location: Hohl Room

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Instructional Technology Professional Learning Community (IT-PLC) Meeting. This network meeting will focus on technology to support teaching and learning. If you are interested in sharing ideas, tools, and best practices with your Berks County colleagues, we encourage you to join us. For more information, please contact Kevin Andreyo at 610-987-8468 or kevand@berksiu.org or Michele Buck at 610-987-8278 or micbuc@berksiu.org.

7. Tools & Techniques for Beginning Teachers - "Danielson's Framework for Teaching--Domains I, III, IV"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: First, second, or third year teachers

Dates: 10/24/2017

This session (face-to-face and online) will help teachers answer the following questions--How can we develop distinguished lesson plans? How can questioning and discussion techniques propel our teaching to be exemplary? What does an engaged classroom look like? What is the role of students in assessment and instruction? Teachers will analyze a lesson and engage in a pre-observation and post-observation dialogue with their peers to gain a better understanding of the difference between proficient and distinguished in Domain I (Preparation and Planning), Domain III (Instruction), and Domain IV (Professional Responsibilities). 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.

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

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 10/24/2017

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.

9. 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: 10/25/2017

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 610-987-8495.

10. Making Learning Visible: Digital Badging Basics One-Day Workshop

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 10/25/2017

Location: George

This full-day, hands-on workshop is designed to show teachers how they can motivate students to learn by implementing digital badging. Participants will make badging criteria, graphics, and an organizational implementation. The workshop will cover the following topics:

An introduction to digital badging

The basics of creating a digital badge

Digital badges, learning, and assessment

The anatomy and taxonomy of badges and which kinds of classic gaming mechanics best drive student behavior to earn badge achievements by fulfilling their criteria.

Learn how badges can be automatically awarded or be part of a rich instructor lead assessment system.

Saving digital badges to a backpack

Free web-based tools for designing a digital badge

Web-based tools for managing digital badges

Implementing a badging system into your classroom

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

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

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

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 10/25/2017

Location: Hohl Room

New
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.

12. Teachers of the Gifted Training

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ONLY Teachers of the Gifted

Dates: 10/25/2017

Location: Board Room

2017-2018 Teachers of the Gifted, Network Meeting and Training

13. Use PVAAS to Focus Your Work Supporting Teachers

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Principals, Assistant Principals, Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Directors of Curriculum and Instruction, Directors of Special Education, and Act 93 members who supervise teachers

Dates: 10/26/2017

Location: George Washington

Morning Session 8:30am-12:30pm Optional Work Session 1:00pm-3:00pm

Today’s school leaders are balancing the needs of instructional leadership with school management. Does your “balance” focus on improving academic results for students? Do you have a laser-like focus when working with department/grade- levels teams and individual teachers to enhance their professional growth? Does this laser-like focus have a goal of providing leadership on the most effective instructional practices teachers can use with their students?

Key PVAAS reports can help you with this important work! This session will highlight the key PVAAS reports to show how you can truly differentiate your supervision and support based on the data of your school. The morning session will highlight various scenarios that demonstrate the use of the School Launchpad and Teacher Summary report to determine if support is needed at the system level, grade/subject level, and/or at the individual teacher level. Once you learn how to analyze these reports, you will be ready to analyze your own data after the release of the fall data.

(Note: Time has been set aside in the afternoon for an optional work session for participants. Bring a snack/lunch so you and/or your team can continue the conversation in the afternoon and plan for the fall data release. Facilitators from the PVAAS Statewide Team for PDE and IU Consultants will be available to answer questions and help make connections for you and your team.)

Who May Benefit From Attending: School Leaders (Principals, Assistant Principals), District Leaders (Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Directors of Curriculum and Instruction, Directors of Special Education), and Act 93 members who supervise teachers

*Please bring laptops with you to the session.

14. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 10/26/2017

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

15. Para Academy-Day 5

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 10/27/2017

Location: Hertz

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

16. Transition Planning for Students with Emotional Support and Learning Support Needs

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Teachers and Related Services Providers - SORRY, NO PARAPROFESSIONALS

Dates: 10/27/2017

This training will provide Learning Support and Emotional Support teachers and other IEP team members with foundational information about regulatory requirements, transition assessment, agency partnerships, and instructional planning related to post -secondary goals. PA Chapter 14 regulations require that the IEP of all students 14 years of age and older include "appropriate measurable post- secondary goals related to training, education, employment, and when appropriate independent living". These post- secondary goals must be "based upon age-appropriate transition assessments".

Effective transition assessment and planning is not only legally required, it is essential to the attainment of positive post-high school outcomes for our students.

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

Any questions, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8495.

17. Executive Functioning Skills - Work Session

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Teachers/Professional Staff WHO HAVE ATTENDED ALL 3 EX.FUNCTIONING SKILLS WORKSHOPS

Dates: 10/30/2017

PRE-REQUISITE: ALL 3 TEACHING EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING WORKSHOPS

Teachers and professional staff that have attended the three-day Executive Functioning Series are invited to attend this full day workshop. The focus will be on designing data collection tools and planning instruction for a student that you choose with an executive functioning skill deficit. It is expected that each person will bring any data that has been collected on the skill deficit, strategies that have been tried to date, and school routines that have been impacted by the deficit. Class size will be limited so presenters may work with individuals to answer questions and problem solve. A graphic organizer will be provided prior to the workshop for organizing and prioritizing your information.

GOALS:

-Participants will review their existing data to determine if they have enough information to identify the specific skill deficit or if more data needs to be collected.

-Participants will design a data collection tool to identify the student’s skill deficit, shape instruction and monitor progress.

-Participants will begin to design a framework for instruction in targeted skill areas.

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.

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

18. Tools & Techniques for Beginning Teachers - "Assessment Literacy"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: First, second, or third year teachers

Dates: 11/1/2017 to 11/30/2017

This session (3-hours online) 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 use 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.

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

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 11/1/2017 to 11/11/2017

Location: BCIU-1111 Commons Blvd

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

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

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

20. Google Tools for Educators (CPE CLASS)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 11/1/2017 to 11/30/2017

Location: NO CLASS MEETINGS - ALL ONLINE

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

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

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

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 11/2/2017

Location: Washington Room

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

22. Indicator 13 Training - DAY 2

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Indicator 13 Cohort 1 Districts

Dates: 11/6/2017

This is the second day of a two-day training. This training is designed to meet PDE requirements for Cohort 1 school districts. In order to meet the requirements, participants must attend BOTH days of training. Participants may choose any Day One date AND any Day Two date. Day Two Topics: Agency Representation, Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance, Measurable Annual Goals, Condition, Clearly Defined Behavior, Performance Criteria.

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

Any questions, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8495.

23. NISL EDP 2016 World-Class Schooling: Vision and Goals (Course 1)

Program: PA Inspired Leadership Program (PIL)

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

Dates: 11/6/2017 to 1/24/2018

Location: Troxell Building

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

24. Behavioral Self Regulation: - PROFESSIONALS ONLY

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

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

Dates: 11/7/2017

Location: Washington

This training will focus on providing educators with a method for teaching students to regulate their behaviors related to stress, anxiety and sensory input. Participants will learn to teach students to identify and rate their own levels of anxiety/agitation as well as teach methods for independently implementing strategies to change their behavior.

Additionally, participants will learn how to teach students to identify early signs of stress and anxiety so that they can intervene early and provide students with life skills to prevent behavioral challenges and become independent self-regulators.

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

25. Berks County Transition Coordinating Council Meeting (BCTCC)

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Dates: 11/8/2017

Berks County Transition Coordinating Council (BCTCC) Meeting

If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8495.

26. Google: Forms, Sheets, and YouTube

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 11/9/2017

Location: George

This professional development opportunity will provide educators with opportunities to dive deeper into Google Forms and Sheets as well as YouTube. Participants will learn how to create instructional videos using devices as well as screencasting. Additionally, participants will learn how to integrate all three tools to transform 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 PA districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants as listed in the My Learning Plan registration.

Any questions please contact Josh Hoyt at joshoy@berksiu.org or 610-987-8535

27. The Art of Questioning in Today's Classroom

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 teachers, Administrators

Dates: 11/13/2017

Location: Asynchronous Online

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

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

Workshop Structure: Asynchronous online Start Date: 11/13/17-12/22/17

Any questions please contact Maryanne Simons at marsim@berksiu.org or 610-987-8491

28. Indicator 13 Training - DAY 2

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Indicator 13 Cohort 1 Districts

Dates: 11/13/2017

This is the second day of a two-day training. This training is designed to meet PDE requirements for Cohort 1 school districts. In order to meet the requirements, participants must attend BOTH days of training. Participants may choose any Day One date AND any Day Two date. Day Two Topics: Agency Representation, Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance, Measurable Annual Goals, Condition, Clearly Defined Behavior, Performance Criteria.

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

Any questions, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8495.

29. 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: 11/13/2017

Wait List

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

Any questions, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8495.

30. Teaching Relevant Behavior/Social Skills

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: General and Special Education Teachers - PROFESSIONALS ONLY

Dates: 11/16/2017

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)

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

31. Berks Instructional Coaches Collaborative

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Instructional Coaches, PIIC Coaches, & Technology Coaches

Dates: 11/17/2017

Location: George /Washington/Hertz/Commonwealth

2017-2018 Instructional Coaches and Technology Coaches Professional Development and Network Meeting. Please bring your laptop with you!

32. BSPA Meeting

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks School Psychologists

Dates: 11/17/2017

BSPA Meeting

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

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 11/18/2017

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.

34. Early Invention Full Staff In-Service

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 11/21/2017

Location: Main Office - Hertz/Rohrbach Room

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The In-service scheduled for Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 8:00-11:30. The Full Staff In-service will be held at the BCIU Main office with everyone starting in the Hertz/Rohrbach room. The group will divide up into 4 small groups and will rotate between the following rooms: Hertz/Rohrbach, George, Washington, Board Room. We will reconvene back in the Hertz/Rohrbach room to end the morning for the raffles. I have attached the group lists to this email. If your name was accidentally missed on the list, please let me know and we will assign you to a group. The Tabs are noted on the bottom of the spreadsheets; Groups has staff names associated with a number, Rooms Tab shows the groups room rotations and times. The afternoon will consist of Data team meetings. Please remember to bring any yellow “Whoo appreciates you” owl tickets you have received to the In-service on Monday as these will be serving as your raffle tickets to submit for the raffle drawings. **Please note light refreshments will be served.

35. Use PVAAS to Find Your School-Wide Focus

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Principals, Assistant Principals, Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Directors of Curriculum and Instruction, Directors of Special Education and Teacher Leaders who work with school leaders

Dates: 11/21/2017

Location: Hohl

Analyses of data and transforming that information into strategic action is a key skill for school leaders. This session will engage participants and further develop skills in the area of data informed decision making. You will:

• Interpret PVAAS school level growth reports on the Launchpad and the NEW Growth of Student Groups report

• Transform data findings into growth goals/priorities to provide a specific focus

• Investigate strategies for digging deeper into the root cause of student performance results

You’ll also apply the growth results to a year-long plan for professional learning, based on identified priorities. You will leave with an understanding of how to strategically identify and communicate a school level focus at school, grade, and subject levels.

Who May Benefit From Attending: School Leaders (Principals, Assistant Principals), District Leaders (Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Directors of Curriculum and Instruction, Directors of Special Education), and Teacher Leaders who work with the school leader(s) to determine the focus of school-wide goals and priorities

36. Use PVAAS to Find Your School-Wide Focus

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Principals, Assistant Principals, Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Directors of Curriculum and Instruction, Directors of Special Education and Teacher Leaders who work with school leaders

Dates: 11/21/2017

Location: Hohl

Analyses of data and transforming that information into strategic action is a key skill for school leaders. This session will engage participants and further develop skills in the area of data informed decision making. You will:


• Interpret PVAAS school level growth reports on the Launchpad and the NEW Growth of Student Groups report


• Transform data findings into growth goals/priorities to provide a specific focus


• Investigate strategies for digging deeper into the root cause of student performance results

You’ll also apply the growth results to a year-long plan for professional learning, based on identified priorities. You will leave with an understanding of how to strategically identify and communicate a school level focus at school, grade, and subject levels.

Who May Benefit From Attending: School Leaders (Principals, Assistant Principals), District Leaders (Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Directors of Curriculum and Instruction, Directors of Special Education), and Teacher Leaders who work with the school leader(s) to determine the focus of school-wide goals and priorities

37. Early Intervention: Speech Meeting

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 11/29/2017

Location: George Washington Room

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For Contracted Staff working in the Early Intervention Department. Agenda: This meeting's agenda will be to go over updates and the Fall schedules. Transferring children to other staff members and covering children's therapy session.

38. Text Complexity/ Close Reading/ TDA

Program: Professional Development

Audience: 3-12 Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 12/1/2017 to 2/19/2018

Location: Hertz/ Rohrbach

Students must read increasingly complex text, analyze the text for its deeper meaning, and then respond to a prompt with proficiency. Through this hybrid workshop you will learn how to select texts worthy of close reading and text dependent analysis (TDA), how to write high quality TDA prompts, and how to score student work with accuracy and consistency. All sessions must be attended. Session 1 online: Choosing Worthy Texts and Teaching Close Reading. Session 2 face-to-face: Writing high quality text dependent analysis prompts and scoring student work. Session 3 face-to-face: Scoring and Calibrating

Workshop Structure:Hybrid face-to-face and asynchronous online sessions

Session 1 Asynchronous Online Dates:12/01/17-01/07/18

Session 2 Face-to-Face Date/Times: 01/08/18 8:30-3:00

Session 3 Face-to-Face Date/Times: 02/19/18 8:30-11:00

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

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

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

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 12/1/2017 to 12/31/2017

Location: NO CLASS MEETING

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

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

40. Teachers of the Gifted Training

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ONLY Teachers of the Gifted

Dates: 12/5/2017

Location: Board Room

2017-2018 Teachers of the Gifted, Network Meeting and Training

41. Behavior Instruction Connection-2 Days

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Special and Regular Education Teachers, Administrators, Psychologists, Related Service Professionals & Parents, Paraprofessionals

Dates: 12/6/2017 to 12/7/2017

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

Topics will include:

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

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

Any questions, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8495.

42. ESL Administrators Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Administrators

Dates: 12/6/2017

Location: George Room

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

43. ESL Teacher Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Teachers

Dates: 12/6/2017

Location: George Room

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

44. Teacher Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Teachers

Dates: 12/6/2017

Location: George Room

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

45. Introduction to Executive Functioning Skills: An Overview- Day 1

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Teachers, school psychologists, therapists, school counselors, school social workers, parents and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 12/7/2017

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

Content:

- Research related to executive functioning skills

- Impact of executive functioning on school performance and daily living

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

- Practical strategies for teaching executive functioning skills

- Task analysis and instructional design related to functional skills

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

PLEASE NOTE: Must complete this in order to take Days 2 and 3.

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

46. Transition Planning for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Teachers and Related Services Providers - SORRY, NO PARAPROFESSIONALS

Dates: 12/11/2017

This training will provide Life Skills Support, Autistic Support, and Multiple Disabilities Support teachers and other IEP team members with foundational information about regulatory requirements, transition assessment, agency partnerships, and instructional planning related to post -secondary goals. The complex and individualized needs of students with low incidence disabilities will be addressed. PA Chapter 14 regulations require that the IEP of all students 14 years of age and older include "appropriate measurable post- secondary goals related to training, education, employment, and when appropriate independent living". These post- secondary goals must be "based upon age-appropriate transition assessments". Effective transition assessment and planning is not only legally required, it is essential to the attainment of positive post-high school outcomes for our students.

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 Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8495.

47. 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: 12/12/2017

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 610-987-8495.

48. Berks Instructional Coaches Collaborative

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Instructional Coaches, PIIC Coaches, & Technology Coaches

Dates: 12/13/2017

Location: George /Washington/Hertz/Commonwealth

2017-2018 Instructional Coaches and Technology Coaches Professional Development and Network Meeting. Please bring your laptop with you!

49. Berks County Transition Coordinators Meeting (BCTC)

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks County Transition Coordinating Council (BCTCC)

Dates: 12/14/2017

Berks County Transition Coordinators Meeting

If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8495.

50. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 12/14/2017

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

51. Instructional Technology Professional Learning Community (IT-PLC)

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Teachers Leaders, Technology Specialists, & Instructional Coaches

Dates: 12/15/2017

Location: Hohl Room

Instructional Technology Professional Learning Community (IT-PLC) Meeting. This network meeting will focus on technology to support teaching and learning. If you are interested in sharing ideas, tools, and best practices with your Berks County colleagues, we encourage you to join us. For more information, please contact Kevin Andreyo at 610-987-8468 or kevand@berksiu.org or Michele Buck at 610-987-8278 or micbuc@berksiu.org.

52. BSPA: Legal Issues in School Psychology

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks School Psychologists

Dates: 12/15/2017

BSPA Meeting

53. Tools & Techniques for BeginningTeachers - "Meeting the PA Core Standards and Utilizing SAS"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: First, second, or third teachers

Dates: 12/18/2017 to 1/31/2018

Location: Commonwealth A

This session (3-hours online) will allow participants to familiarize themselves with the PA Core Standards for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics through the utilization of SAS - an outline collaborative product of research and good practices. Participants will develop an understanding of the organization and content of the PA Core Standards and learn how to utilize and apply the standards in the classroom. Participants will have an opportunity to explore Pennsylvania's SAS resources related to PA Core/CCSS as well as other free resources available online. This workshop is highly recommended for elementary teachers and secondary teachers of English, Mathematics, Science, and History/Social Studies. 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.

54. Google Tools for Educators (CPE CLASS)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

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

Location: NO CLASS MEETINGS - ALL ONLINE

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

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

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

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 1/8/2018 to 2/13/2018

Location: ALL WORK ONLINE

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

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

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

56. Berks County Transition Coordinating Council Meeting (BCTCC)

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Dates: 1/9/2018

Berks County Transition Coordinating Council (BCTCC) Meeting

If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8495.

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

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: General & Special education teachers and related professionals

Dates: 1/9/2018

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

Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for PA districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants as listed in the My Learning Plan registration.
If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8495.

58. Supporting Students with Rett Syndrome - 2 day series

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Special and General Ed teachers, Related Service Providers, Paras, Parents

Dates: 1/9/2018

MAY ATTEND ONE AND/OR BOTH DAYS - REGISTRATION IS SEPARATELY LISTED.

DESCRIPTION:

Rett Syndrome is a neurological disorder affecting primarily girls. This disorder has a profound impact on an affected girl’s ability to perform voluntary actions including speaking and using her hands. This two-day training series (you may attend either one or both days) will provide an overview of this disorder to assist school district personnel to change their perspective regarding instruction for these students.

GOALS:

Day 1-January 9, 2018

Review the characteristics of Rett syndrome

Review and discuss how Rett syndrome affects participation in school activities

Discuss options for supporting girls with Rett syndrome in various school environments

Day 2 - March 8, 2018

Discuss options for enhancing communication

Review effective methods of reading instruction that meet the unique needs of girls with Rett syndrome.

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.

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

59. 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: 1/10/2018 to 1/11/2018

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

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 610-987-8495.

60. Berks Instructional Coaches Collaborative

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Instructional Coaches, PIIC Coaches, & Technology Coaches

Dates: 1/17/2018

Location: George /Washington/Hertz/Commonwealth

2017-2018 Instructional Coaches and Technology Coaches Professional Development and Network Meeting. Please bring your laptop with you!

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

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 1/17/2018 to 1/27/2018

Location: BCIU-1111 Commons Blvd

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

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

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

62. Behavior Assessment & Intervention - PROFESSIONAL STAFF ONLY

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: PROFESSIONAL STAFF ONLY in both General and Special Education

Dates: 1/18/2018

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

SORRY, NO PARAPROFESSIONALS

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

If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8495.

63. BSPA Meeting

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks School Psychologists

Dates: 1/19/2018

BSPA Meeting

64. Executive Functioning Skills - Focus on Planning, Prioritizing, and Self Monitoring-Day 2

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: teachers, school psychologists, therapists, guidance counselors and school social workers, parents, and paras MUST HAVE ATTENDED 12/7/17 OVERVIEW

Dates: 1/23/2018

Location: Rohrbach

(PRE-REQUISITE to this session -Teaching Executive Functioning Skills- An Overview held 12/7/17)

Description:

In order to succeed in school, students must be able to prioritize tasks, plan action steps toward completion of a task, and monitor their own behavior and progress toward goals. When students do not have these executive function skills, assignments are not completed, behaviors do not meet classroom expectations and/or the student become over-reliant on verbal prompts.

Students with executive functioning deficits require explicit instruction, guided practice and reinforcement in order to learn and apply these skills.

Objection:

In this session, K-12 educators will learn how to assess skills related to planning, prioritizing and self-monitoring. 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 as listed in the My Learning Plan registration.


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

65. 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: 1/23/2018

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 610-987-8495.

66. Use PVAAS for Student Scheduling & Planning Your Master Schedule

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Principals, Assistant Principals, Department Chairs/Content Leaders in Secondary Schools, Middle School Counselors, High School Counselors, and Directors of Curriculum NOTE: This session is geared towards those working in secondary schools serving students in Grades 6-12.

Dates: 1/24/2018

Location: Hohl

Do you want to help students/families make informed decisions about course selection? Do you want to make timely changes to your master schedule to accommodate strengths and needs of your students? Do you want to utilize your teaching staff in the most effective manner? Do you want to know more about your needs for instructional resources? As a secondary school leader, these are tasks you must do well before courses are requested, class sections are developed, and teaching assignments are made. Key PVAAS reports can assist with these tasks and decisions well in advance to allow for thoughtful planning and decision making! If you answered YES to any of the questions above, this videoconference is a must! Extend your knowledge of key PVAAS reports and enhance your understanding of how to use those reports in your role to plan a master schedule and provide informed recommendations for course scheduling and class placement. PVAAS projections are available for PSSA, Keystone, Advanced Placement, PSAT, SAT, and ACT exams. Many of these projections are available several years in advance for students, allowing you to make informed decisions when needed during the school year. The session will address the most important information to use from each key report, as well as questions answered by each report, as you plan interventions, enrichment, acceleration, and course offerings. Additionally, the session will illustrate how to utilize student-level projection data when making individual scheduling decisions for students, including:

• Examining Keystone projections to proactively provide support

• Scheduling students into rigorous Honors and AP courses based on individual student projections

• Planning for AP course offerings and selections

• Utilizing PSAT, SAT, and ACT projections to better inform needs for college readiness prep programs Scenarios from PA districts will be included, to provide examples of how the PVAAS data can be used to enhance

67. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 1/25/2018

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

68. Use PVAAS for Student Scheduling & Planning Your Master Schedule

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Principals, Assistant Principals, Department Chairs/Content Leaders in Secondary Schools, Middle School Counselors, High School Counselors, and Directors of Curriculum NOTE: This session is geared towards those working in secondary schools serving students in Grades 6-12.

Dates: 1/25/2018

Location: Hohl

Do you want to help students/families make informed decisions about course selection? Do you want to make timely changes to your master schedule to accommodate strengths and needs of your students? Do you want to utilize your teaching staff in the most effective manner? Do you want to know more about your needs for instructional resources? As a secondary school leader, these are tasks you must do well before courses are requested, class sections are developed, and teaching assignments are made. Key PVAAS reports can assist with these tasks and decisions well in advance to allow for thoughtful planning and decision making! If you answered YES to any of the questions above, this videoconference is a must! Extend your knowledge of key PVAAS reports and enhance your understanding of how to use those reports in your role to plan a master schedule and provide informed recommendations for course scheduling and class placement. PVAAS projections are available for PSSA, Keystone, Advanced Placement, PSAT, SAT, and ACT exams. Many of these projections are available several years in advance for students, allowing you to make informed decisions when needed during the school year. The session will address the most important information to use from each key report, as well as questions answered by each report, as you plan interventions, enrichment, acceleration, and course offerings. Additionally, the session will illustrate how to utilize student-level projection data when making individual scheduling decisions for students, including:


• Examining Keystone projections to proactively provide support


• Scheduling students into rigorous Honors and AP courses based on individual student projections


• Planning for AP course offerings and selections


• Utilizing PSAT, SAT, and ACT projections to better inform needs for college readiness prep programs Scenarios from PA districts will be included, to provide examples of how the PVAAS data can

69. Para Academy-Day 6

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 1/29/2018

Location: 111A

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

SNOW DATE - Thursday, February 15 if needed.

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

70. Para Academy-Day 6

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 1/30/2018

Location: 111A

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

SNOW DATE - Thursday, February 15 if needed.

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

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

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Special education teachers and related professionals, administrators and paraprofessionals

Dates: 1/30/2018

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

Objectives:

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

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

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

Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for PA districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants as listed in the My Learning Plan registration.
If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8495.

72. Para Academy-Day 6

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 1/31/2018

Location: 111A

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

SNOW DATE - Thursday, February 15 if needed.

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

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

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 2/1/2018 to 2/28/2018

Location: NO CLASS MEETING

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

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

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

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 2/4/2018 to 4/8/2018

Location: ON LINE CLASS

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

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

75. Teaching in Mixed Ability Classrooms (CPE CLASS)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 2/4/2018 to 4/8/2018

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

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

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

76. Low Incidence: Generalization of Skills

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Special education teachers and related professionals, administrators and paraprofessionals

Dates: 2/5/2018

The purpose of all instruction is to provide skills to students to use in the "real world". Generalization of what is taught in the school is vitally important to the success of students in all areas of learning. How do we help students apply what they have learned into practice in multiple environments with different people? How do we identify those skills that are most important to be able to generalize? Planning and preparing for students to use learned skills in multiple places with multiple people must be part of initial and ongoing instruction. This training will identify ways to practice and prepare students for meaningful skill development across their entire lives.

Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for PA districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants as listed in the My Learning Plan registration.
If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8495.

77. Teaching Relevant Behavior/Social Skills

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: General and Special Education Teachers - PROFESSIONALS ONLY

Dates: 2/5/2018

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)

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

78. Teachers of the Gifted Training

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ONLY Teachers of the Gifted

Dates: 2/5/2018

Location: Board Room

2017-2018 Teachers of the Gifted, Network Meeting and Training

79. Berks County Transition Coordinators Meeting (BCTC)

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks County Transition Coordinating Council (BCTCC)

Dates: 2/6/2018

Berks County Transition Coordinators Meeting

If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8495.

80. Classroom Leadership & Community Development (CPE CLASS)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

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

Dates: 2/12/2018 to 3/30/2018

Location: Allmon Rooms and On Line

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

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

81. Berks Instructional Coaches Collaborative

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Instructional Coaches, PIIC Coaches, & Technology Coaches

Dates: 2/15/2018

Location: George /Washington/Hertz/Commonwealth

2017-2018 Instructional Coaches and Technology Coaches Professional Development and Network Meeting. Please bring your laptop with you!

82. 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: 2/15/2018

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 610-987-8495.

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

Program: Professional Development

Audience: First, second, or third year teachers

Dates: 2/15/2018

This session will be blended model (face-to-face and online). 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.

84. Instructional Technology Professional Learning Community (IT-PLC)

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Teachers Leaders, Technology Specialists, & Instructional Coaches

Dates: 2/16/2018

Location: Hohl Room

Instructional Technology Professional Learning Community (IT-PLC) Meeting. This network meeting will focus on technology to support teaching and learning. If you are interested in sharing ideas, tools, and best practices with your Berks County colleagues, we encourage you to join us. For more information, please contact Kevin Andreyo at 610-987-8468 or kevand@berksiu.org or Michele Buck at 610-987-8278 or micbuc@berksiu.org.

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

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 2/19/2018

Location: washington Room

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

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

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 2/20/2018

Location: washington Room

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

87. Teaching Employability Skills Through Classroom Routines

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Teachers, Paraprofessionals and Related Services Providers

Dates: 2/21/2018

Pennsylvania Code 4.11 cites that the purpose of public education is to prepare students for adult life. The employability skills that businesses value most take years to learn, practice and generalize. This process begins in kindergarten and continues through graduation.

Educators attending this training will learn how to explicitly teach employability "soft skills" to students with low incidence disabilities and complex support needs.

Employers seek workers with both "hard" and "soft skills". Hard skills are specific to a particular job. Soft skills are those that apply to all jobs in all industries. Examples include work habits, communication, and problem solving.

Morning Session:

- What skills do employers identify as most important? (A look at research and direct dialogue with local job coaches who support adults with disabilities in competitive employment)

- Explicit instruction and intentional reinforcement of employability skills at elementary, middle and secondary levels.

Afternoon Session:

- Establish classroom routines that provide guided practice in essential employability skills

- Employability Skills Portfolio

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 Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8495.

88. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 2/22/2018

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

89. Executive Functioning Skills - Organization, Task Initiation and Time Management-Day 3

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: teachers, school psychologists, therapists, guidance counselors and school social workers, parents and paras.MUST HAVE ATTENDED AN OVERVIEW-12/7/17

Dates: 2/26/2018

(PRE-REQUISITE to this session -Teaching Executive Functioning Skills- An Overview held 12/7/17)

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 as listed in the My Learning Plan registration.


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

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

Program: Professional Development

Audience: First, second, or third year teachers

Dates: 3/1/2018 to 3/31/2018

Location: Session will be online

This session (online) enables exploration and practice of 21st Century learning technologies, and investigates how integration of these technologies in the classroom can impact teaching and classroom dynamics. A variety of 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.

91. Teaching Self Determination Skills

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Teachers, Paraprofessionals and Related Services Providers

Dates: 3/5/2018

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

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

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

Morning Session:

Self-Determination Research

Teaching Key Self-Determination Skills

- Decision-Making/Goal Setting/Action Planning

- Self Evaluation/Problem Solving

Afternoon Session:

Guided Practice and Generalization

Classroom Routines (practice opportunities)

Disability Disclosure

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


If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8495.

92. 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: 3/6/2018 to 3/7/2018

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

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 610-987-8495.

93. ESL Administrators Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Administrators

Dates: 3/7/2018

Location: Hertz Room

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

94. ESL Teacher Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Teachers

Dates: 3/7/2018

Location: Hertz Room

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

95. Teacher Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Teachers

Dates: 3/7/2018

Location: George Room

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

96. Berks County Transition Coordinating Council Meeting (BCTCC)

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Dates: 3/8/2018

Berks County Transition Coordinating Council (BCTCC) Meeting

If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Gregory at chegre@berksiu.org or 610-987-8495.

97. Supporting Students with Rett Syndrome - 2 day series

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Special and General Ed teachers, Related Service Providers, Paras, Parents

Dates: 3/8/2018

MAY ATTEND ONE AND/OR BOTH DAYS - REGISTRATION IS SEPARATELY LISTED.

DESCRIPTION:

Rett Syndrome is a neurological disorder affecting primarily girls. This disorder has a profound impact on an affected girl’s ability to perform voluntary actions including speaking and using her hands. This two-day training series (you may attend either one or both days) will provide an overview of this disorder to assist school district personnel to change their perspective regarding instruction for these students.

GOALS:

Day 1-January 9, 2018

Review the characteristics of Rett syndrome

Review and discuss how Rett syndrome affects participation in school activities

Discuss options for supporting girls with Rett syndrome in various school environments

Day 2 - March 8, 2018

Discuss options for enhancing communication

Review effective methods of reading instruction that meet the unique needs of girls with Rett syndrome.

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.

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

98. Executive Functioning Skills - Work Session

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Teachers/Professional Staff WHO HAVE ATTENDED ALL 3 EX.FUNCTIONING SKILLS WORKSHOPS

Dates: 3/9/2018

PRE-REQUISITE: ALL 3 TEACHING EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING WORKSHOPS

Teachers and professional staff that have attended the three-day Executive Functioning Series are invited to attend this full day workshop. The focus will be on designing data collection tools and planning instruction for a student that you choose with an executive functioning skill deficit. It is expected that each person will bring any data that has been collected on the skill deficit, strategies that have been tried to date, and school routines that have been impacted by the deficit. Class size will be limited so presenters may work with individuals to answer questions and problem solve. A graphic organizer will be provided prior to the workshop for organizing and prioritizing your information.

GOALS:

-Participants will review their existing data to determine if they have enough information to identify the specific skill deficit or if more data needs to be collected.

-Participants will design a data collection tool to identify the student’s skill deficit, shape instruction and monitor progress.

-Participants will begin to design a framework for instruction in targeted skill areas.

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.

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

99. Para Academy-Day 7

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 3/13/2018

Location: 111A

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

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

100. 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: 3/13/2018

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 610-987-8495.

101. Para Academy-Day 7

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 3/14/2018

Location: 111A

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

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