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1. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 3/23/2017

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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.

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

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 3/27/2017

Location: Allmon Room

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

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

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 3/29/2017

Location: Allmon Room

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

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

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 4/1/2017

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.

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

Program: Professional Development

Audience: School leaders and teachers

Dates: 4/1/2017

Location: Online

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

6. Google Tools for Educators (CPE Class)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

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

Location: NO CLASS MEETINGS - ALL ONLINE

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

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

7. BCSLA-Berks County School Librarian's

Program: Information Technology

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 4/3/2017

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach Room

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

8. Session 1: Reaching All Learners - Apple Tools for Special Needs

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Educators/Administrators

Dates: 4/4/2017

Location: Commonwealth AB

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Don’t miss this opportunity to see how Apple devices are helping students with special needs learn and engage like never before. Come to this session and discover key features built into Apple products for students with special needs. You’ll see how iPad and Mac offer a rich set of accessibility features that can be customized to help diverse learners succeed.

9. Session 2: Everyone Can Code

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Teachers/Administrators/Curriculum Coordinators

Dates: 4/4/2017

Location: Commonwealth AB

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Join us to learn about Everyone Can Code, a program designed to give everyone the power to learn, write, and teach code with Swift. You’ll hear about Swift Playgrounds, a free app for iPad for first-time coders with a complete set of Apple-designed lessons that make getting started fun and interactive, and explore the accompanying teacher guide. You’ll also learn about App Development with Swift, a curriculum for high school and college for Mac that shows students how to create apps from start to finish.

10. BECEC Transition in Berks County: Collaboration between Professionals

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Audience: Therapists, Early Care Educators, Higher Education Faculty, Special Instructors, Service Coordinators, Administrators, Professional Development Leaders, Technical Assistant Providers, and Family Members of the Birth to Five Population

Dates: 4/7/2017

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

Collaboration between Professionals 4/7/2017 - SESSION #1 Registration begins at 8:30AM and the session begins at 9:00 AM and will last until 12:00 PM. Session to be held at BCIU Main Office – 1111 Commons Boulevard, Reading This session is designed for staff who have been employed in the Early Intervention community within the last 2 years. The presentation will include a full review of the transition process, roles of participants, and completion of the process. Act 48 hours and Training hours will be offered. Sign in is required.

11. BECEC Transition in Berks County: Collaboration between Professionals

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Audience: Therapists, Early Care Educators, Higher Education Faculty, Special Instructors, Service Coordinators, Administrators, Professional Development Leaders, Technical Assistant Providers, and Family Members of the Birth to Five Population

Dates: 4/7/2017

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

Collaboration between Professionals 4/7/2017 - SESSION #2 Registration begins at 9:45 AM and session begins at 10:15 AM and will last until 12:30 PM. Session to be held at BCIU Main Office – 1111 Commons Boulevard, Reading This session is designed for staff in the Early Intervention community who have attended the previous annual Transition trainings. The presentation is intended for ALL staff who work with children under the age of three and are preparing to transition from Infant/Toddler services. The presentation will include a brief review of the transition process and opportunities for more in-depth discussion of and activities highlighting transition as a process. Act 48 hours and Training hours will be offered. Sign in is required.

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

Program: Professional Development

Audience: First, second, or third year teachers

Dates: 4/19/2017

Location: Session will be online

This session (online) enables exploration and practice of 21st Century learning technologies, and investigates how integration of these technologies in the classroom can impact teaching and classroom dynamics. A variety of Web2.0 tools for managing information, creating content, and collaborating for learning will be explored. Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for Pennsylvania districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants as listed in the My Learning Plan registration.

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

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 4/20/2017

Location: Washington Room

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

14. BSPA Meeting / Topic: Neuropsych Applications

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks School Psychologists

Dates: 4/21/2017

Topic: Neuropsych Applications

15. Berks County Transition Coordinators Meeting

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks County Transition Coordinating Council (BCTCC)

Dates: 4/26/2017

Berks County Transition Coordinators Meeting

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

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

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

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

Location: Allmon Room

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

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

17. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 4/27/2017

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

18. Safety Care RECERTIFICATION Behavioral Safety Training

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

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

Dates: 5/1/2017

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

Any questions, please contact Cathie Marello at catmar@berksiu.org or 610-987-8495.

19. Google Tools for Educators (CPE CLASS)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 5/1/2017 to 5/31/2017

Location: NO CLASS MEETINGS - ALL ONLINE

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

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

20. Berks County Transition Coordinating Council Meeting (BCTCC)

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Dates: 5/9/2017

Berks County Transition Coordinating Council (BCTCC) Meeting

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

21. Para Academy-Day 8

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 5/9/2017

Location: Hertz

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

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

22. Teachers of the Gifted Training

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ONLY Teachers of the Gifted

Dates: 5/9/2017

Location: Board Room

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

23. Berks Science Partnership Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Science Educators

Dates: 5/10/2017

Location: Washington Room

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

24. Para Academy-Day 8

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 5/10/2017

Location: Hertz

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

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

25. Berks Math Partnership Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Mathematics Educators

Dates: 5/10/2017

Location: Washington Room

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

26. K-5 Math & Science Partnership Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-5 Science and Mathematics Educators

Dates: 5/11/2017

Location: Washington Room

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

27. ESL Administrators Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Teachers

Dates: 5/17/2017

Location: Board Room

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

28. ESL Teacher Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Teachers

Dates: 5/17/2017

Location: Board Room

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

29. Berks Coaching Collaborative

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Instructional Coaches, PIIC Coaches, & Technology Coaches

Dates: 5/18/2017

Location: George /Washington/Hertz, Room

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

30. BSPA Meeting

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks School Psychologists

Dates: 5/19/2017

BSPA Meeting

31. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 5/25/2017

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

32. Core Connections to Instruction & Technology Conference

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

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

Location: Wilson West Middle School

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

33. Para - June grads only- June 13-16, 2017

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: paraprofessionals in the Academy for the 2016-2017 school year

Dates: 6/13/2017 to 6/16/2017

Location: Allmon

These 4 days are for Paraprofessionals who did not attend the 4 days in August, 2016 but attended the October 4, 2016 meeting. It will register you for all 4 days, and on Friday, June 16,2017 you will have your interview and graduation.

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

34. Adolescent Development and Secondary Schools (CPE CLASS)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 educators

Dates: 6/19/2017 to 6/28/2017

Location: BCIU-1111 Commons Blvd

This face-to-face course is designed to examine adolescent development, from both the theoretical and practical perspectives. Various theories of learning and human development will be explored, in relation to adolescents (i.e. youth aged twelve and older). The cognitive, social, emotional, physical, moral, and motivational domains will be examined in order to provide a comprehensive, integrative approach to working with adolescents in secondary schools. Course participants will also examine various models for secondary education that are consistent with 21st century teaching and learning. Through research-based readings, case studies, conceptual designs, discussions, and theoretical analyses, course participants will develop a thorough understanding of the developmental processes that affect the decisions, behaviors, and learning outcomes of adolescents. In turn, participants will be better positioned to positively impact the learning, development, and achievement of secondary school students.

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

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

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 6/19/2017 to 7/2/2017

Location: ON LINE CLASS

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

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

36. Building an Online Course

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

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

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

37. K-2 Core Literacy: Close Reading

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-2 Educators

Dates: 6/19/2017

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

38. STEM Principles: Primary Elementary Coding with Robotics

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-3 Educators

Dates: 6/19/2017

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

39. Teaching in Mixed Ability Classrooms (CPE CLASS)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 6/19/2017 to 7/2/2017

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

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

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

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

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 6/20/2017

Location: Washington Room

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

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

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-6 Educators

Dates: 6/20/2017

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

42. Cultivate the Leader in You!

Program: Summer Workshops

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

Dates: 6/20/2017

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

43. Low Incidence: Video Modeling - 3 Day workshop

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Professionals who work with low incidence populations (Sorry no Paras w/o partner teachers)

Dates: 6/20/2017 to 6/22/2017

Research has shown that Video Modeling is an effective teaching tool for students with Low Incidence Disabilities. The ability to create videos specific to student needs is valuable to our instruction. Day 1 of this training will address the research and best practices in video modeling. Day 2 will be used to identify specific skills to be taught in a community location or in a school, and script writing. Day 3 we will be the actual videotaping of lessons in a local store.

Additional follow-up during the school year will be provided.

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

YOU MUST ATTEND ALL 3 DAYS TO RECEIVE CREDIT HOURS.

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.

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

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Educators, Grades 3-8

Dates: 6/21/2017

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

45. STEM Principles: Primary Elementary Coding with Robotics

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-3 Educators

Dates: 6/26/2017

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

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

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-6 Educators

Dates: 6/27/2017

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

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

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Educators, Grades 3-8

Dates: 6/28/2017

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

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

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/1/2017 to 7/31/2017

Location: ALL WORK ONLINE

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

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

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

49. Creating Writers through 6-Trait Writing K-12 (CPE CLASS)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

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

Dates: 7/9/2017 to 8/20/2017

Location: ALL ONLINE - NO CLASS MEETINGS

What is 6-Trait Writing? It is an assessment model and a powerful instructional tool that is used by teachers all over the country to help students improve their writing grades K-12! It is so popular, that even Scholastic and the website "Writing Fix" have embraced this model created by Education Northwest more than 20 years ago.

This ONLINE Canvas course is designed to fit your needs, whether you are teaching in the primary or intermediate grades. It also can be adapted to meet the needs of any writing that is used in the content areas. During this course, you will receive 6-Trait writing lessons, teacher and kid-friendly writing rubrics, knowledge on effective feedback to students and information on how this model will help you transition into the new Common Core Standards for writing. This course can be successfully completed by a novice online participant.

Participants are required to have access to a computer with Microsoft Office 2000 or newer. Any questions, please contact Mary Ann Reardon, marrea@berksiu.org or @ 610-987-8532.

50. Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom K-12 (CPE CLASS)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: Teachers and administrators, K-12

Dates: 7/9/2017 to 8/20/2017

Location: ALL CLASSWORK DONE ONLINE, NO CLASS MEETINGS

This ONLINE course will help teachers and administrators K-12 build a specific set of evidence-based practices, methodologies, and interventions for teaching and working with children with autism spectrum disorders. The participants will define autism, understand inclusive schooling, learn to create a comfortable classroom, discuss the importance of social belonging, learn how to develop and implement meaningful instructional strategies for students with autism in all content areas, sustain positive behavior supports, and collaborate with parents and professionals.

This course will utilize the book "You're Going to Love This Kid!" (second edition/ISBN-10: 159857079X) by Paula Kluth along with online peer reviewed articles, videos, websites on autism, and discussion forums to meet the objectives of this course. To culminate this course, the participants will be required to write either a unit of lesson plans or a researched-based three page essay utilizing APA format describing strategies and techniques for teaching students with autism in the inclusive classroom.

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

51. Multimedia and the SmartBoard (CPE CLASS)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators who use SmartBoards

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

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE - NO CLASS MEETINGS

This ONLINE professional development course is designed as an introduction to multimedia presentation utilizing SMART Board technology. The major areas to be covered include: the use of SMART Boards, internet tools for presentation and research, PowerPoint, SMART Board Notebook Software, basic photo editing, sound production and editing, and the use of video. Participants will learn about the SMART Board tools and ways to make use of the technology on a daily basis. Participants will be expected to produce multimedia presentations that they will be able to apply in their classroom.

Participants are required to have access to a computer with Microsoft Office 2000 or newer.

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

52. Discovery Education Streaming

Program: Summer Workshops

Dates: 7/11/2017

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

53. Safety Care INITIAL Behavioral Safety Training

Program: Summer Workshops

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

Dates: 7/11/2017 to 7/12/2017

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

54. Getting Started with Proloquo2Go - 1/2 Day

Program: Summer Workshops

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

Dates: 7/11/2017

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

Proloquo2Go is the choice of many school district teams for students using an augmentative/alternative communication app. This three hour session will cover features and customization of vocabulary within this app. Participants are encouraged to bring iPads with this app installed as there will be only a few iPads available for participants to share.

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

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

55. Grant Writing for Teachers: A Beginners Guide

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/13/2017

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

56. Practical Strategies for Reducing Drop Out Risk: How Can We Implement Research Validated Practices?

Program: Summer Workshops

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

Dates: 7/13/2017

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

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

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

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

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

57. Classroom Leadership & Community Development (CPE CLASS)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

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

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 9/1/2017

Location: Allmon Rooms and On Line

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 Mary Ann Reardon at 610-987-5266 or marrea@berksiu.org.

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

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/18/2017 to 7/27/2017

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.

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

59. Introduction to Executive Functioning Skills: PROFESSIONALS ONLY

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Professionals including teachers, school psychologists, therapists, guidance counselors, school social workers. Sorry - NO PARAPROFSSIONALS

Dates: 7/18/2017

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

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

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

60. Safety Care RECERTIFICATION Behavioral Safety Training

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Berks County General and Special Educators who hold CURRENT Safety-Care certification. Please check your expiration date on your certificate to determine your eligibility for recertification

Dates: 7/18/2017

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

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

61. Transition to Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities: An Overview - Day One of Two Day Series (Day Two is July 26, 2017)

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Teachers, administrators, parents, paraprofessionals, related service personnel, and agency staff serving students with disabilities approaching age 14 through 21 years

Dates: 7/25/2017

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

Day 1 is An Overview.

This session will address transition assessment and multi-year transition planning for students with disabilities who plan to attend 4 year college, community college, or technical school. The session will include opportunity for direct interaction with representatives of postsecondary institutions. Participants will develop next step action plans to apply what they have learned to their work with students.

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

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

62. Digital Breakout EDU

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Grades 3-8 Educators

Dates: 7/26/2017

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

63. Teaching Skills Essential for Transition to Postsecondary Education - Day Two of Two Day Series (Day One is July 25, 2017)

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Teachers, administrators, parents, paraprofessionals, related service personnel, and agency staff serving students with disabilities approaching age 14 through 21 years

Dates: 7/26/2017

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

Participants will learn practical strategies for teaching skills such as time management, organization, problem solving, action planning, and self-evaluation that are essential for successful transition to postsecondary education. The session will include instructional materials, as well as examples for assessment, goal writing, and progress monitoring related to essential functional skills.

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

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

64. Transition to Supported or Competitive Employment for Students with Disabilities

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Professionals & Paras who work with students with disabilities ages 14 years and up

Dates: 7/27/2017

In May 2016, Governor Wolf signed an Executive Order that requires schools to work with the PA Department of Human Services and the PA Department of Labor to prepare youth with disabilities for competitive, integrated employment.

This training will prepare special education teachers, paraprofessionals and other school staff to provide age-appropriate career and employability assessment and to collaborate with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Office of Developmental Programs to connect students with funding for agency support. Agency representatives will be available to provide information about recent changes related to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

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

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

65. Behavior Assessment & Intervention - PROFESSIONAL STAFF ONLY

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Sp.Ed Teachers and Administrators, General Ed Teachers, Speech/Language Therapists, School Psychs, Parents

Dates: 8/1/2017

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

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

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

66. Building an Online Course

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

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

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

67. Math Design Collaborative (MDC)

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators

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

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

68. Classroom Management for NEW TEACHERS: The Behavior Instruction Connection

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Regular and special education teachers of students preschool through age 21, administrators, psychologists and related professionals who have recently changed positions or have been hired in the last 1-3 years. SORRY, NO PARAPROFSSIONALS.

Dates: 8/8/2017

Location: BCIU - 1111 Commons Boulevard - Reading, PA 19605

This one day training is intended for professional staff ONLY (sorry, no Paraprofessionals). This training will provide participants with the skills necessary to implement effective procedures in their classrooms related to the fundamental connection between behavior and instruction. Instructional topics will include basic behavioral science, basic effective instructional practices that promote active student engagement, developing and teaching effective classroom rules and procedures, steps to structuring classrooms that will promote improved classroom management, steps to avoid common classroom management traps, and effective behavioral programs to manage groups of students.

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

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

69. Strategic Classroom Talk via Effective Questioning

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: Educators, grades 4-12

Dates: 8/9/2017

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

70. Paraprofessional Academy-4 days in August

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

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

Dates: 8/22/2017 to 8/25/2017

Location: 1111 Commons Blvd. Reading, PA 19605

This is the first four days of an eight-day series that will prepare paras to meet the rigorous federal and state standards and the Pennsylvania Paraeducator credential. Once the eight days have been completed in their entirety, individual assessments are complete, and supervisory approval has been given, the paraprofessional will be able to apply for the PA Paraeducator credential. Participants must attend every one of the eight sessions to meet the requirements.

YOU MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND ALL 4 DAYS OF THESE FIRST AUGUST DATES. OTHERWISE, PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE OCTOBER 3rd EVENING CLASS.

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

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

71. Creating Writers through 6-Trait Writing K-12 (CPE CLASS)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

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

Dates: 9/10/2017 to 10/22/2017

Location: ALL ONLINE - NO CLASS MEETINGS

What is 6-Trait Writing? It is an assessment model and a powerful instructional tool that is used by teachers all over the country to help students improve their writing grades K-12! It is so popular, that even Scholastic and the website "Writing Fix" have embraced this model created by Education Northwest more than 20 years ago.

This ONLINE Canvas course is designed to fit your needs, whether you are teaching in the primary or intermediate grades. It also can be adapted to meet the needs of any writing that is used in the content areas. During this course, you will receive 6-Trait writing lessons, teacher and kid-friendly writing rubrics, knowledge on effective feedback to students and information on how this model will help you transition into the new Common Core Standards for writing. This course can be successfully completed by a novice online participant.

Participants are required to have access to a computer with Microsoft Office 2000 or newer. Any questions, please contact Mary Ann Reardon, marrea@berksiu.org or @ 610-987-8532.

72. Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom K-12 (CPE CLASS)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: Teachers and administrators, K-12

Dates: 9/10/2017 to 10/22/2017

Location: ALL CLASSWORK DONE ONLINE, NO CLASS MEETINGS

This ONLINE course will help teachers and administrators K-12 build a specific set of evidence-based practices, methodologies, and interventions for teaching and working with children with autism spectrum disorders. The participants will define autism, understand inclusive schooling, learn to create a comfortable classroom, discuss the importance of social belonging, learn how to develop and implement meaningful instructional strategies for students with autism in all content areas, sustain positive behavior supports, and collaborate with parents and professionals.

This course will utilize the book "You're Going to Love This Kid!" (second edition/ISBN-10: 159857079X) by Paula Kluth along with online peer reviewed articles, videos, websites on autism, and discussion forums to meet the objectives of this course. To culminate this course, the participants will be required to write either a unit of lesson plans or a researched-based three page essay utilizing APA format describing strategies and techniques for teaching students with autism in the inclusive classroom.

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

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

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 9/25/2017 to 11/27/2017

Location: ON LINE CLASS

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

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

74. Teaching in Mixed Ability Classrooms (CPE CLASS)

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 9/25/2017 to 11/27/2017

Location: ALL WORK DONE ONLINE

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

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

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

Program: Professional Development

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

This three-day workshop series offers K-5 teachers in all disciplines an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how the PA Core Standards in literacy, specifically writing, impact classroom practices. Through an exploration of the PA Core, participants will uncover the curricular possibilities of the three modes (argumentative, informative, narrative) across all content areas and learn how to integrate them through classroom writing in rich and meaningful ways. Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for Pennsylvania districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants as listed in the My Learning Plan registration. If you have any questions, please contact, Maryanne Simons at 610-987-8491 or marsim@berksiu.org.

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

Program: Professional Development

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

This three-day workshop series offers 6-12 teachers in all disciplines an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how the PA Core Standards in literacy, specifically writing, impact classroom practices. Through an exploration of the PA Core, participants will uncover the curricular possibilities of the three modes (argumentative, informative, narrative) across all content areas and learn how to integrate them through classroom writing in rich and meaningful ways. Professional development sessions are offered for Berks County Intermediate Unit member district staff and staff from organizations supporting students from Berks County member districts. Additionally, sessions are offered for Pennsylvania districts per contracted work that falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Statewide System of Support services. Fees will apply to all other participants as listed in the My Learning Plan registration. If you have any questions, please contact, Maryanne Simons at 610-987-8421 or marsim@berksiu.org.

77. Paraprofessional Academy-October 3, 2017 - Evening Session

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

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

Dates: 10/3/2017

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

Cannot attend the August Academy but can attend four days in June, 2018?

The 4 August days will be repeated on June 12, 13, 14, 15, 2018. If you elect to attend the June dates, then you must attend an introductory meeting on October 3, 2017 from 4:00-7:30 pm. You will also be attending the same 4 school-year days in October, January, March and May as the paras that began in August. ALL para interviews, reception and graduation will be held June 15, 2018.

This is an eight-day series that will prepare paras to meet the rigorous federal and state standards and the Pennsylvania Paraeducator credential. Once the eight days have been completed in their entirety, individual assessments are complete, and supervisory approval has been given, the paraprofessional will be able to apply for the PA Paraeducator credential. Participants must attend every one of the eight sessions to meet the requirements.

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

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