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

Program: PA Inspired Leadership Program (PIL)

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

Dates: 8/1/2016 to 10/28/2016

Location: BCIU

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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.

2. Classroom Management and Effective Instruction 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: 8/2/2016

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

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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.

3. Behavior Assessment & Intervention - PROFESSIONAL STAFF ONLY

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: PROFESSIONAL STAFF ONLY in both General and Special Education

Dates: 8/3/2016

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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 Cathie Marello at catmar@berksiu.org or 610-987-8495.

4. 2016 Administrators' Conference - AM Session

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Berks County school district administrators

Dates: 8/4/2016

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"Leading Through Storytelling" - Ryan Avery will share how you can become a better speaker, utilize the power of storytelling, and inspire your followers using the power of your words and actions. You'll learn how to easily and quickly implement proven formulas for successful presentations that engage multiple generations and encourage them to take action.

5. 2016 Administrators' Conference - PM Session

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Berks County school district administrators

Dates: 8/4/2016

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Job-Alikes for Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents/Curriculum Coordinators, Principals and Assistant Principals, Human Resources personnel, and IT personnel.

6. Train the Trainer for Strategically Creating a CDT Implementation Plan

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Representatives of the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), Intermediate Units (IU), Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Networks (PaTTAN), and Pennsylvania League of Urban Schools (PLUS).

Dates: 8/10/2016

Location: TBD

Overview of Training: Schools across the Commonwealth are implementing the Classroom Diagnostic Tool. Implementation begins with exploration, installation of the technical systems, and introductory professional development. Once CDT testing has been administered, further professional development is needed to support the progress toward initial implementation, full implementation, and eventually innovation & sustainability. In this full-day training, the stages of implementation are paired with the 8 CDT Modules as well as new resources for interpreting significant growth, data team discussions, and administrative walk-through observations of CDT processes. From this training, participants will be prepared to create a CDT implementation plan with schools to support progress toward innovation and sustainability of CDT practices. Participants will need to bring a wireless laptop and earbuds to the training. No breakfast food or beverage will be served. Lunch will be provided. Registration at 8:30 AM.

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

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 8/11/2016

Location: Washington Room

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.

8. Train the Trainer for Strategically Creating a CDT Implementation Plan

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Representatives of the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), Intermediate Units (IU), Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Networks (PaTTAN), and Pennsylvania League of Urban Schools (PLUS).

Dates: 8/11/2016

Location: Allegheny Room

Overview of Training: Schools across the Commonwealth are implementing the Classroom Diagnostic Tool. Implementation begins with exploration, installation of the technical systems, and introductory professional development. Once CDT testing has been administered, further professional development is needed to support the progress toward initial implementation, full implementation, and eventually innovation & sustainability. In this full-day training, the stages of implementation are paired with the 8 CDT Modules as well as new resources for interpreting significant growth, data team discussions, and administrative walk-through observations of CDT processes. From this training, participants will be prepared to create a CDT implementation plan with schools to support progress toward innovation and sustainability of CDT practices. Participants will need to bring a wireless laptop and earbuds to the training. No breakfast food or beverage will be served. Lunch will be provided. Registration at 8:30 AM.

9. Classroom Diagnostic Tools (CDT) and the SLO Process

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Curriculum Coordinators, Principals, or Grades 3-12 Educators

Dates: 8/18/2016

Location: Commonwealth A

Participants will explore modeled opportunities with the SLO process and templates using multiple measures of data collection, including the CDT. This will be modeled using both Algebra I and Grade 4 English Language Arts CDT data. Participants will gain an understanding of the application of CDT data in constructing an effective teacher SLO. Some prior knowledge of the SLO process is expected. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptop to this session. Any questions, please contact Josh Hoyt at 610-987-8535.

10. 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: 8/22/2016 to 8/25/2016

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 4TH EVENING CLASS.

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

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

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 9/13/2016

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.

12. Berks Math Partnership Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Mathematics Educators

Dates: 9/14/2016

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.

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

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 9/14/2016

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.

14. Berks Science Partnership Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Science Educators

Dates: 9/14/2016

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.

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

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 9/17/2016

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.

16. Multimedia and the SmartBoard

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators who use SmartBoards

Dates: 9/19/2016 to 11/14/2016

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 Esteffani Alcantara @ 610-987-8494 or estalc@berksiu.org.

17. Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA): Early Numeracy

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-8 Math/Special Education Teachers

Dates: 9/21/2016

Location: George

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.

18. Tools & Techniques for Beginning Teachers - "Behavior Principles"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: First, second, or third year teachers

Dates: 9/21/2016

This session (face-to-face) is designed to give teachers practical and effective strategies to manage behavior in their classrooms. Research-validated behavioral strategies will be presented. Topics for this session include: What are the basic principles of human behavior? How do I avoid common classroom management traps? What procedures can I use to prevent problem behavior from occurring?

19. Berks Coaching Collaborative

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Instructional Coaches, PIIC Coaches, & Technology Coaches

Dates: 9/22/2016

Location: Commonwealth AB

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

20. Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA): Addition & Subtraction

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-8 Math/Special Education Teachers

Dates: 9/22/2016

Location: Washington Room

This professional development opportunity will support teachers' learning and implementation of the Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) sequence of instruction, a research-based instructional practice, for the topics of addition and subtraction. Teachers will experience CRA as both a teacher and a learner. Any questions please contact Jillian Darlington, 610-987-8494 or jildar@berksiu.org.

21. Annual Retreat "Berks Early Care and Education Council"

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 9/22/2016

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach (126AB)

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The Berks Early Care and Education Council (BECEC) is a community based organization that consists of parents, representatives of the local E.I. administrative agencies, E.I. service provider agencies, early childhood programs, and other organizations concerned with early learning and developmental needs for children from birth to 5 years old. The vision of the Berks Early Care and Education Council is that ALL children, birth to five in Berks County, reach their full potential. The Council is having its annual retreat on 9/22/16 to plan for the 2016-2017 year. Registration will begin at 8:30 AM on 9/22/16. Our theme this year is "I'm Part of the Community TOO"�. Your input is needed in planning services for all families and professionals in child development and early learning. Bring your ideas and creativity!

22. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 9/22/2016

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.

23. Teaching in Mixed Ability Classrooms

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 9/26/2016 to 11/21/2016

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 Esteffani Alcantara @ 610-987-8494 or estalc@berksiu.org.

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

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 10/1/2016

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.

25. Flipped Learning Conference

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Educators Grades 6-12

Dates: 10/4/2016

Location: Hertz Rorhbach

Flipped Learning is a pedagogical approach in which direct instruction moves from the group learning space to the individual learning space, and the resulting group space is transformed into a dynamic, interactive learning environment where the educator guides students as they apply concepts and engage creatively in the subject matter. The goal of flipped learning is to develop learners who are confident, competent problem-solvers who have the abilities and the desire to learn new things on their own, throughout their lives. During this one-day conference, participants will:


•Learn from teachers who are using flipped instruction in their classrooms.


•Identify and select from an array of techniques and tools to help ensure that students engage with digital learning content.


•Implement a plan to evolve how class time is spent to review, reinforce, and further personalize learning.


•Learn strategies to increase active learning in the classroom.


•Demonstrate familiarity with a variety of tools to create interactive flipped learning content.


•Find Open Educational Resources (OER) to support flipped instruction.


•Create a screen-cast.


•Use a variety of techniques to create engaging on-demand video.


•Understand key considerations in flipped content delivery.


• Prepare to overcome various obstacles to implemented flipped instruction.


• Share ideas and insights with other educators.


• Implement flipped teaching and learning in the classroom.

26. Paraprofessional Academy-October 4, 2016 - Evening Session

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

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

Dates: 10/4/2016

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

Cannot attend the August Academy but can attend four days in June, 2017?

The 4 August days will be repeated on June 13, 14, 15, 16, 2017. If you elect to attend the June dates, then you must attend an introductory meeting on October 4, 2016 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 16, 2017.

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.

27. Classroom Leadership & Community Development

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

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

Dates: 10/4/2016 to 11/1/2016

Location: Lincoln Room

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 Esteffani Alcantara at 610-987-8494 or estalc@berksiu.org.

28. Classroom Diagnostic Tools (CDT): Overview, Data Analysis, and 1:1 Conferencing

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Curriculum Coordinators, Principals, or Grades 3-12 Educators

Dates: 10/6/2016

Location: Washington Room

The Pennsylvania Classroom Diagnostic Tools (CDT) is a set of online assessments, divided by content area, designed to provide diagnostic information in order to guide instruction and remediation. Training will include an overview of the CDT as well as running reports and analyzing data to guide instruction for whole class, small groups, and individuals. Additionally, time will be spent discussing best practices in one-to-one conferencing with students regarding their data and how to set goals and promote ownership in their learning. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptop to this session. Any questions, please contact Josh Hoyt at 610-987-8535.

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

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Teachers Leaders, Technology Specialists, & Instructional Coaches

Dates: 10/7/2016

Location: Lincoln 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.

30. BCSHA County Wide Inservice - SHRINER'S HOSPITAL

Program: Common Inservice (PD&C)

Audience: School Nurses

Dates: 10/10/2016

Location: SHRINER’S HOSPITAL

ACT 48 ONLY - Must register and submit payment directly to BCSHA

31. Advanced Para-Year 3 - Behavior Strand

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

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

Dates: 10/10/2016 to 6/12/2017

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

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

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

-Day 3: Putting It All Together

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

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

32. Advanced Para-Year 3 - Inclusion Strand

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

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

Dates: 10/10/2016 to 6/12/2017

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

33. Advanced Para-Year 3 - Low Incidence Strand

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

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

Dates: 10/10/2016 to 6/12/2017

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

Day 2: Social Skills

Day 3: Putting It All Together
Only Advanced Paras who have completed Year 1 and/or Year 2 of Advanced Para Strand

34. Advanced Para-Year 3 -Reading Strand

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

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

Dates: 10/10/2016 to 6/12/2017

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

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

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 10/11/2016

Location: Washington

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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.

36. Three Day Flight Team Training

Program: Safety & Operations

Dates: 10/12/2016 to 10/14/2016

Location: Commonwealth A

Are you interested in joining the Berks County Crisis Management Flight Team but need training? This three-day series will provide the basics you need to feel prepared to respond to a wide range of incidents involving the deaths of students or staff. Content will include:

 

•The 'big picture' of crisis response.

•Developmentally specific information and strategies to address the needs of bereaved faculty and students of all ages.

•Situation-specific scenarios such as coping with illness, anticipatory loss, and contagious disease; suicide and homicide; trauma; multiple fatalities, and care for the caregivers.

•Skills and interventions for script writing; 'safe' rooms; classroom discussions; school assemblies; debriefings; grief groups; commemorative events, and rituals.

•Checklists, informational handouts, and resources to have on hand.

•Individual, small and large group activities to put new information into practice.

•Videos, displays, and role plays.

•Lessons learned from past experiences.

If you have any questions, please contact Rodney Good at 610-987-8615 or rodgoo@berksiu.org.

Registration includes all materials and lunch.

 

37. Math Design Collaborative (MDC) - for Elementary School Math Teachers

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Elementary School Math Teachers - grades 3-5, math supervisors and principals

Dates: 10/12/2016 to 10/13/2016

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The Math Design Collaborative for Elementary grades K- 12 will provide teachers with Formative Assessment Lessons (FALS) to engage students in a productive struggle that builds fluency with procedural skills and deepens mathematical reasoning and understanding. These well-crafted lessons have been aligned to the PA Core and are embedded with the NCTM mathematical practices. Their intention is to enhance your curriculum with guided lessons that provide complete resources for teachers and students. Teachers will use medium cycle formative assessment to guide their classrooms in implementing the Math Design Collaborative. The MDC training will consist of two days of professional development and on-site support. Any questions, please contact Josh Hoyt at joshoy@berksiu.org or 610-987-8535.

38. PDE PVAAS Conference with Teachers

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Principals and District Administrators (Act 93 members) who provide supervisory support to teachers and are responsible for teacher evaluation.

Dates: 10/12/2016

Location: Commonwealth AB

Learn more about ways you can use PVAAS reports to enhance your conferences with teachers to support their professional growth. This live session at a local IU will help you differentiate your conferences to provide targeted feedback to each teacher. The session will illustrate ways that you can integrate the conversation about PVAAS teacher-specific reporting into existing conferences with teachers. You will have an opportunity to practice with sample situations of various types of teachers, as well as your own scenarios. The scenarios will emphasize the purpose of conferences as a support to teachers in their work with their current students. Video segments will illustrate techniques to integrate discussions about PVAAS into your work with your teachers. This session will NOT cover a walk-through of how growth is measured OR a review of PVAAS reporting. Participants should come to this session with a general understanding of PVAAS teacher-specific reporting. Viewing the "Learn Key Reports to Enhance Professional Growth of Teachers"� webinar will prepare users for this session. Participants can also use the e-learning modules found within the PVAAS site to enhance their knowledge of growth and PVAAS teacher-specific reports.

39. Discovering & Dealing with Root Causes of Classroom Behavior

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 10/12/2016 to 10/22/2016

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 Esteffani Alcantara at 610-987-8494.

40. Berks Coaching Collaborative

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Instructional Coaches, PIIC Coaches, & Technology Coaches

Dates: 10/18/2016

Location: George/Washington Room

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

41. Berks Coaching Collaborative

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Instructional Coaches, PIIC Coaches, & Technology Coaches

Dates: 10/18/2016

Location: George/Washington Room

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

42. ESL Administrators Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Teachers

Dates: 10/19/2016

Location: Board Room

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

43. ESL Administrators Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Teachers

Dates: 10/19/2016

Location: Board Room

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

44. ESL Teacher Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Teachers

Dates: 10/19/2016

Location: Roosevelt Room

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

45. 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: 10/20/2016

This "blended" session 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).

46. Teachers of the Gifted Training

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ONLY Teachers of the Gifted

Dates: 10/27/2016

Location: Washington Room

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

47. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 10/27/2016

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.

48. Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA): Multiplication & Division

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-8 Math/Special Education Teachers

Dates: 11/1/2016

Location: Commonwealth A

This professional development opportunity will support teachers' learning and implementation of the Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) sequence of instruction, a research-based instructional practice, for the topics of multiplication and division. Teachers will experience CRA as both a teacher and a learner. Any questions please contact Jillian Darlington, 610-987-8494 or jildar@berksiu.org.

49. Berks Science Partnership Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Science Educators

Dates: 11/8/2016

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.

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

Program: Professional Development

Audience: First, second, or third year teachers

Dates: 11/16/2016

This session (blended model) 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.

51. Berks Coaching Collaborative

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Instructional Coaches, PIIC Coaches, & Technology Coaches

Dates: 11/17/2016

Location: Rohrbach,Washington, Roosevelt Room

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

52. PDE PVAAS Success in Algebra I

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 12/1/2016

Location: Rohrbach

Algebra I is universally recognized as the critical path to mathematics and success in high school and post-secondary pursuits. This workshop will focus on the use of data (including PVAAS) as a tool to assess the components of a successful secondary Mathematics program in order to maximize the potential for greater numbers of successful students in Algebra and beyond. This session will include these components:
• Organization - the session will provide an opportunity for each participating LEA to analyze their secondary Mathematics sequences with a lens of multiple windows of entry to Algebra I and reasonable support courses for struggling students
• Placement - the session will provide suggestions on how to use PVAAS and other data sources to inform placement decisions both in middle school and high school
• Curriculum - the session will detail the curricular implications of acceleration of middle school mathematics to make middle school Algebra I possible
• Instruction - the session will review the Standards for Mathematical Practice and Webb's Depth of Knowledge and will suggest concrete ways to incorporate the Standards and raise the DOK level of classroom instruction
• Assessment - the session will explore ways to align the style and methods of classroom and school assessment to the state and national assessment system

53. ESL Administrators Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Teachers

Dates: 12/7/2016

Location: Board Room

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

54. ESL Teacher Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Teachers

Dates: 12/7/2016

Location: Board Room

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

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

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Teachers Leaders, Technology Specialists, & Instructional Coaches

Dates: 12/9/2016

Location: Lincoln 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.

56. Teachers of the Gifted Training

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ONLY Teachers of the Gifted

Dates: 12/14/2016

Location: Board Room

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

57. Berks Coaching Collaborative

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Instructional Coaches, PIIC Coaches, & Technology Coaches

Dates: 12/15/2016

Location: Hertz Room

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

58. Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA): Fractions and Integers/Equations

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-8 Math/Special Education Teachers

Dates: 12/21/2016

Location: Washington

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.

59. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 12/22/2016

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.

60. Tech Tools for Math and ELA

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 1/10/2017

Location: Rohrbach

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This session will focus on current trends in digital tools, apps, and assessments to enhance classroom instruction, assessment, and engagement in Math and ELA classrooms. Participants should bring a laptop or tablet to the session.

61. Classroom Diagnostic Tools (CDT): Overview, Data Analysis, and 1:1 Conferencing

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Curriculum Coordinators, Principals, or Grades 3-12 Educators

Dates: 1/11/2017

Location: George

The Pennsylvania Classroom Diagnostic Tools (CDT) is a set of online assessments, divided by content area, designed to provide diagnostic information in order to guide instruction and remediation. Training will include an overview of the CDT as well as running reports and analyzing data to guide instruction for whole class, small groups, and individuals. Additionally, time will be spent discussing best practices in one-to-one conferencing with students regarding their data and how to set goals and promote ownership in their learning. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptop to this session. Any questions, please contact Josh Hoyt at 610-987-8535.

62. Berks Coaching Collaborative

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Instructional Coaches, PIIC Coaches, & Technology Coaches

Dates: 1/18/2017

Location: George /Washington/Hertz, Room

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

63. Tools & Techniques for BeginningTeachers - "Meeting the PA Core Standards and Utilizing SASAligned System (SAS)"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: First, second, or third teachers

Dates: 1/18/2017

This session (blended model) 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.

64. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 1/26/2017

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.

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

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Teachers Leaders, Technology Specialists, & Instructional Coaches

Dates: 2/3/2017

Location: Lincoln 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.

66. Teachers of the Gifted Training

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ONLY Teachers of the Gifted

Dates: 2/8/2017

Location: Board Room

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

67. Berks Coaching Collaborative

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Instructional Coaches, PIIC Coaches, & Technology Coaches

Dates: 2/15/2017

Location: ED CENTRE 2101 Centre Ave Room 173

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

68. Berks Math Partnership Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Mathematics Educators

Dates: 2/15/2017

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.

69. Berks Science Partnership Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Science Educators

Dates: 2/15/2017

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.

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

Program: Professional Development

Audience: First, second, or third year teachers

Dates: 2/16/2017

This session will be blended model. 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?

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

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 2/20/2017

Location: Washington

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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.

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

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 2/21/2017

Location: Hertz 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.

73. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 2/23/2017

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.

74. ESL Administrators Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Teachers

Dates: 3/8/2017

Location: Board Room

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

75. ESL Teacher Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Teachers

Dates: 3/8/2017

Location: Board Room

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

76. Berks Coaching Collaborative

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Instructional Coaches, PIIC Coaches, & Technology Coaches

Dates: 3/15/2017

Location: George /Washington/Hertz, Room

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

77. Tools & Techniques for Beginning Teachers - "Special Education: Legalities and Practicalities"

Program: Professional Development

Audience: First, second, or third year teachers

Dates: 3/22/2017

This session (blended model) is designed to demystify the requirements involved with providing special education services. General and special educators will be provided with practical information about their responsibilities to their students with IEPs. Focus areas will include relevant federal and state regulations, child find, evaluations, eligibility, IEP documents, timelines, discipline, and secondary transition.

78. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 3/23/2017

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.

79. 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.

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

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 4/20/2017

Location: Washington Room

New
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.

81. 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.

82. 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

83. 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.

84. 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.

85. 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.

86. 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 Network Training. Please bring your laptop with you!

87. 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.

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

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: All

Dates: 6/20/2017

Location: Washington Room

New
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.