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1. Internship Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Internship Coordinators, Principals

Dates: 5/16/2024

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach Room

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Internship Coordinators' Meeting - PD, Sharing, Collaborating

2. BECEC EI Provider Conference: Autism Across the Spectrum

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 5/23/2024

Unique problem solving strategies for working with each child on the spectrum.

3. EI Paraeducator Training: Behavior 101

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 5/31/2024

A behavior overview for paraeducators working within the BCIU Early Intervention program in the specialized preschool settings.

4. insideBerksbusiness (iBb) 2024

Program: Professional Development

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

Dates: 6/1/2024 to 8/8/2024

BCIU MUST RECEIVE DISTRICT APPROVAL BEFORE REGISTERING. insideBerksbusiness (iBb) is a 3-day summer learning experience for educators. It is a totally retooled version of the once popular Educator Internship Program. iBb brings members of the education and business communities together for activities designed to give educators an insider's look at local businesses. The end project will be a PowerPoint of the educator's experiences during their 3-day internship.

If you have any questions, please contact Jill Darlington, jildar@berksiu.org, 610-987-8649.

5. Speech Meeting

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 6/7/2024

Mandatory meeting for all Speech Therapists.

6. Para Academy-GRADUATION

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 6/12/2024

Location: Rohrbach

Para Academy Interviews and Graduation.

7. Paraprofessional Summer Series #1

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 6/13/2024

Location: Commonwealth A/B

This training day will be divided into three separate topics, including Executive Functioning, Accommodations and Modifications, and Autism 101/Behavior. Individuals will learn:

- an overview of key executive functioning skills and the impact these skills have on school success and daily living. Practice strategies for teaching and supporting executive functioning skills, specific to the role of the paraprofessional, will be presented.

- an overview of how accommodations and modifications can be implemented and sustained to meet the needs of the students. Being able to provide ample opportunities for success to all students requires a clear understanding of the needs of each individual student.

- an overview of autism spectrum disorders, which will include skill deficit areas and common effective instructional approaches, including visual supports, basic behavior principles relating to autism and behavior, behavior self-regulation, and social stories.

Please note you can attend any or all Paraprofessional Summer Series trainings.

If you have any questions, please contact Claribel Reyes Lopez at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

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

8. Supporting Environmental Literacy Through Hands-On Learning with GLOBE

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 High School Educators

Dates: 6/27/2024

Location: Allmon Room

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Unlock the transformative potential of hands-on environmental literacy and science education with our full-day train-the-trainer workshop on the GLOBE program! Praised as the quintessentially ideal program for involving kids in science, GLOBE offers FREE interdisciplinary learning resources for educators. Through engaging outdoor activities and protocols, educators will discover how GLOBE enhances higher-order thinking and science process skills while promoting environmental literacy and sustainability. Moreover, this workshop highlights GLOBE's compatibility with the Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) framework, supporting the Pennsylvania Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Standards. Join us to elevate your teaching practice and empower students to become stewards of their environment. Participants will need to bring a packed lunch and a laptop/charger for this day. Please be advised that the day will involve both indoor and outdoor learning experiences, so plan to dress accordingly. "Subscriber price” or no fee applies to K-12 educators employed by Berks County Public School Districts/CTCs as paid member districts under mandated services. The general price applies to all other educators in nonpublic schools, out-of-county schools, local organizations, etc. that are not paid members.

9. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Module 2

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Coordinators

Dates: 7/10/2024

Location: George

LETRS is professional development for educators who are responsible for improving K-12 instruction in reading, writing, and spelling. Module 2, The Speech Sounds of English: Phonetics, Phonology and Phonemic Awareness, explores the topic of phonology, speech sound processing, and it's critical relationship to reading, spelling and oral language. Participants will learn the speech-sound system of English which is far more than just a list of sounds. Participants will be provided with the LETRS Module 2 Participant's Manual.

Any questions, please contact Sandy Webber at sanweb@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.

10. Safety Care INITIAL Behavioral Safety Training

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

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

Dates: 7/16/2024 to 7/17/2024

Location: Commonwealth AB

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 Claribel Reyes at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

11. Paraprofessional Summer Series #2: Communication & Visual Supports for the Low Incidence Population

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals working with students with intellectual disabilities and autism

Dates: 7/31/2024

Location: Commonwealth A/B

The full-day training will be divided into two half-day training topics listed below.

Better Communication with Challenged Learners: This half-day session will focus on techniques for paraprofessionals to use when communicating with students with autism and other low-incidence disabilities. We will review effective modeling of communication and the power of modeling communication within daily routines. We will also discuss effective communication within the context of challenging behaviors.

Visual Supports for the Low Incidence Classroom: Developing independence and reducing adult prompting is one of the primary goals for all students receiving life skills support, autistic support, and multiple disability support. Participants will develop an understanding of what visual supports are and the reasons to incorporate them into daily uses. They will gain a variety of strategies and methods that can be used to meet their students' unique needs.

Please note you can attend any or all Paraprofessional Summer Series trainings.

If you have any questions, please contact Claribel Reyes Lopez at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

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

12. Administrators Conference 2024

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Berks County School District Administrators

Dates: 8/1/2024

Location: Muhlenberg High School

Held annually in August, the Berks County Administrators' Conference is a professional learning opportunity for superintendents and their administrative team. Recent topics have included leadership, workplace culture, and in 2024, leading where you are, as shared by Dr. Joe Sanfelippo.

If you have any questions, please contact Katelyn Gruber at katgru@berksiu.org or 610-987-8494.

13. Building Capacity & Promoting Instruction Through PASA DLM

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Special Education Teachers of PASA eligible students and district LEA

Dates: 8/1/2024

Location: Commonwealth A/B

The PASA DLM is both an assessment system and a resource for instructional purposes. The BCIU Office of Professional Learning is offering state-mandated training on the instruction elements of this system. The Bureau of Special Education has mandated this training for all Special Education teachers instructing students who are eligible to take the PASA as well as their district LEA.

Objectives:

Participants will become familiar with PASA DLM terminology, understand how "Essential Elements (EEs)" are aligned to PA standards, use "Essential Elements" and "mini-maps" to plan instruction, and use PASA DLM resources to identify learning targets and support needs for individual students. Participants will see how EEs have already been modified for instructional use and identify existing resources to support implementation in lesson and unit planning. Please note the pre-requisite for this training course.

Pre-requisite:

Once registered for this training, you will receive a link to a video that you are required to watch prior to attending this training. This will be Part 1 of this training. Parts 2 & 3 will be covered in person on the training day in which you registered.

If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Webber at sanweb@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 Frontline registration.

14. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Module 3

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Coordinators

Dates: 8/5/2024

Location: Commonwealth A

LETRS is professional development for educators who are responsible for improving K-12 instruction in reading, writing, and spelling. Module 3, Spellography for Teachers: How English Spelling Works, provides participants with background knowledge necessary to teach the alphabetic principle, phonics, word analysis and spelling in a way that makes sense. This module proposes five principles by which the English writing system is organized. Participants will be provided with the LETRS Module 3 Participant's Manual.

Any questions, please contact Sandy Webber at sanweb@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.

15. Building Skills to Increase Quality of Life for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Related Service Providers

Dates: 8/6/2024

Location: George Room

PA Chapter 14 regulations require that the IEP of all students 14 years of age and older include an appropriate transition plan that addresses post-secondary goals based on age-appropriate transition assessments, services, and activities. This workshop will focus on tools, resources, and best practices, for transition planning for students with low-incidence disabilities including: instructional practices, assessment resources, transition plan writing tips, Student-Led IEPs, and building student portfolios.

Please contact Sandy Webber at sanweb@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.

16. Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE)

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Science Educators

Dates: 8/6/2024

Location: TBD

No Stream in Sight: How to teach your students about watersheds without easy water access! Have you heard about the MWEE (Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience)? The MWEE is a framework that focuses on student led investigations into local, place based, environmental issues and challenges students to increase their environmental literacy though an action project. This framework is an excellent way for students to engage with the new PA STEELS Environmental Literacy and Sustainability standards. But what can you do if you don't have a stream or pond in your school yard? How can you teach about watersheds without water? In this workshop you will join professionals from the BCIU and DCNR for a hands on exploration of your school yard as a watershed. Participants will be introduced to the MWEE framework, explore the new PA STEELS standards, and participate in activities from the Project WET curriculum that showcase ways to use a typical school yard as an outdoor classroom for watershed investigation - even if the school doesn't have a stream or pond on site. All participants will receive a copy of the Project WET 2.0 Curriculum and Activity guide at the end of the workshop that is filled with additional water and watershed-based lessons for both inside and outside the classroom, plus access to online lessons through the project WET portal for one year. We hope this workshop will empower you to explore your local watershed with your students (whatever it looks like) and empower them to make a positive change in their own school. NOTE: Fees may apply, see specifics on the full registration page. Subscriber Price or no fee applies to K-12 Educators employed by Berks County Public School Districts/CTCs as paid member districts under mandated services. The general price applies to all other educators in nonpublic schools, out-of-county schools, local organizations, etc. that are not paid members.

17. 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: 8/6/2024

Location: Commonwealth AB

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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 Claribel Reyes at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

18. Paraprofessional Summer Series #3: The Effective Use of Reinforcement - Your Behavior Makes ALL the Difference!

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 8/7/2024

Location: Commonwealth A/B

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This full-day training will focus on the topic of effective use of reinforcement in the classroom. Reinforcement is how people learn new skills and how already learned skills are maintained. Adults working with children need to understand how THEIR behavior impacts the behavior of other students. Using reinforcement effectively is a key component of changing student behavior. This session will introduce the concept of reinforcement and how to use reinforcement effectively to teach academic and functional skills such as social skills, effective routines, academics, and self-regulation skills. The session will give you, as paraprofessionals, knowledge and strategies for working with student behaviors and helping students learn new skills.

Please note you can attend any or all Paraprofessional Summer Series trainings.

If you have any questions, please contact Claribel Reyes Lopez at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

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

19. Paraprofessional Academy - DAY 1

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

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

Dates: 8/22/2024

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

This is the first day of a 6 day training that will prepare paras to meet the rigorous federal and state standards and the Pennsylvania Paraeducator credential. Once the six 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 six sessions to meet the requirements.

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 not part of a Berks County School.

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST ADHERE TO CDC GUIDELINES, PENNSYLVANIA GUIDELINES, AND THE BCIU HEALTH AND SAFETY PLAN IN ORDER TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN THESE CLASSES.

Any questions, please contact Sandy Webber at sanweb@berksiu.org or 610-987-8532.

20. EI Itinerant Meeting

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 9/13/2024

Location: Commonwealth AB

Mandatory meeting for all itinerants (service delivery).

21. Para Academy-Day 2

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 9/17/2024

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

Day 2 of the Para Academy - registration is ONLY for those who are already in the program.

22. Transition Coordinating Council Meeting (BCTCC)

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Dates: 9/17/2024

Location: Commonwealth A

Berks County Transition Coordinating Council (BCTCC) Meeting

If you have any questions, please contact Claribel Reyes at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

23. STEELS Elementary Immersion September 2024

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Science and Technology & Engineering teachers in grades K-5; science leadership teams; instructional coaches; curriculum coordinators; building principals

Dates: 9/17/2024

Location: George/Washington Rooms

Participants will:

*Learn about the development of PA's new STEELS standards, influenced by the K-12 science framework and NGSS
*Unpack standards and understand the three-dimensional nature of performance expectations that include Science and Engineering Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Disciplinary Core Ideas
*Access the STEELS Hub and examine all standards documents for your grade levels/bands
*Work as school/grade level teams to discuss standards alignment across grade levels, explore the curriculum frameworks, and strategize implementation ideas moving forward
*Explore essential instructional shifts that will be required to implement the STEELS standards in a student-centered, phenomena-based, three dimensional learning approach

Time will be provided to teams for district-specific planning.

Recommended audience: Science and Technology & Engineering teachers in grades K-5; science leadership teams; instructional coaches; curriculum coordinators; building principals

NOTE: Fees may apply, see specifics on full registration page. Subscriber Price or no fee applies to K-12 Educators employed by Berks County Public School Districts/CTCs as paid member districts under mandated services. The general price applies to all other educators in nonpublic schools, out-of-county schools, local organizations, etc. that are not paid members.

24. Classroom Management - PROFESSIONALS ONLY

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Professionals Only - General Ed Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administrators.

Dates: 9/19/2024

Location: Washington Room

This workshop is designed to give educators practical and effective methods to prevent and manage behaviors in their classrooms. Research-validated behavioral and instruction strategies will be presented. Topics include: Basic behavior principles, effective instruction, avoiding common management traps, group contingencies, environmental arrangement, prevention procedures, and teaching classroom rules, routines, and procedures.

Any questions, please contact Claribel Reyes Lopez at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

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

25. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 9/19/2024

Location: Virtual Meeting/Roosevelt Room

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

26. EI Speech Meeting

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 9/20/2024

Location: Hertz Room

Mandatory meeting for EI speech therapists.

27. Evidence Based Practices to Support Students with Autism: Part 1 - A.M. SESSION - PROFESSIONALS ONLY

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Professionals Only - sorry no Paraprofessionals

Dates: 9/24/2024

Location: Commonwealth A

A.M and P.M. sessions are identical/repeated. PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY 1/2 DAY.

This introductory workshop is designed for new low-incidence classroom teachers, as well as administrators and related service providers. The focus of this workshop will be autism spectrum disorder, including the implications of the diagnosis, use of visual supports across educational environments, and instructional strategies. Please contact Sandy Webber at sanweb@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.

28. Para Academy-Day 2

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 9/24/2024

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

Day 2 of the Para Academy - registration is ONLY for those who are already in the program.

29. Evidence Based Practices to Support Students with Autism: Part 1 - P.M. SESSION - PROFESSIONALS ONLY

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Professionals Only - sorry no Paraprofessionals

Dates: 9/24/2024

Location: Commonwealth A

A.M and P.M. sessions are identical/repeated. PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY 1/2 DAY.

This introductory workshop is designed for new low-incidence classroom teachers, as well as administrators and related service providers. The focus of this workshop will be autism spectrum disorder, including the implications of the diagnosis, use of visual supports across educational environments, and instructional strategies. Please contact Sandy Webber at sanweb@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.

30. School Attendance Training Session - September 2024

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 9/24/2024

Location: George Washington

The purpose of this session is to provide school personnel who are new to the school attendance process (or would like a refresher) a basic understanding of the Pa Compulsory Attendance Law, the PDE BEC and the process that needs to be followed especially in Berks County and the resources available for assistance. The workshop will include information about holding a School Attendance Improvement Conference and completing the School Attendance Improvement Plan. The Berks County Protocol and the Advancing School Attendance Program will be reviewed.

Target Audience: Assistant Principals, Attendance Secretaries, School Social Workers, Home School Visitors, and anyone else with a primary responsibility for attendance letters, Student Attendance Improvement Conferences, referrals to ASAP and/or citations.

31. Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Audience: School personnel, and community members working with children or adolescents.

Dates: 9/25/2024 to 9/26/2024

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop designed for schools, families, community organizations, etc., to provide "suicide first aid” and talk to some at-risk, but may have had little or no training in suicide prevention. ASIST can also provide those in formal mental and behavioral health roles with professional development to ensure that they are prepared to provide suicide first aid help as part of the care they provide to students and families.


The workshop teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will address and support their immediate safety. Participants learn to use a suicide intervention model to identify someone at risk with thoughts of suicide, seek a shared understanding of reasons for their wanting to take their own life, develop a safe-plan based upon a review of risk, be prepared to do follow-up, and become a part of a suicide-safer community that they support. The workshop is highly participatory and is developed through mini lectures, facilitated discussions, group simulations, and role plays.

32. Internship Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Internship Coordinators, Principals

Dates: 10/8/2024

Location: Hertz Room

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Internship Coordinators' Meeting - PD, Sharing, Collaborating

33. Safety Care INITIAL Behavioral Safety Training

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

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

Dates: 10/8/2024 to 10/9/2024

Location: Commonwealth AB

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 Claribel Reyes at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

34. Transition Coordinators Meeting (TC Meeting)

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks County Transition Coordinators

Dates: 10/8/2024

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

Berks County Transition Coordinators Meeting

If you have any questions, please contact V at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

35. Authentic Science Assessments

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 STEELS educators, administrators

Dates: 10/9/2024

Location: George/Washington

How do we best assess student learning of multidimensional STEELS standards? In this session, participants will explore key features of high-quality science assessments including phenomena and problem-based scenarios and multi-dimensional prompts. Educators will consider the extent to which these features connect with their own vision for meaningful science learning. We will also explore how to use assessment data to inform teaching and support learning, how assessments guide a unit, and how assessments work together toward different purposes.
NOTE: Fees may apply, see specifics on full registration page. Subscriber Price or no fee applies to K-12 Educators employed by Berks County Public School Districts/CTCs as paid member districts under mandated services. The general price applies to all other educators in nonpublic schools, out-of-county schools, local organizations, etc. that are not paid members.

36. Communications Supports in the Individual Education Plan

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Speech Language Pathologists, Special Education Teaching supporting students using AAC systems and other communication supports, school Psychologists

Dates: 10/10/2024

Location: George

This half-day training will review suggestions for documenting use of augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) systems and other forms of communication supports in IEPs. Too often these descriptions of these supports are very general; when a student moves between buildings or school districts, how these systems are used is lost in translation

- Documentation of AAC trials: where in the IEP, what language can be used when checking the assistive technology box,

- Documentation of AAC use,

- Documentation of other communication supports

- Review of a template which can be used to request more information from a previous school

Any questions, please contact Sandy Webber at sanweb@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.

37. Supporting Students with Autism in Inclusive Settings

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Administrators, Related Service Personnel

Dates: 10/10/2024

Location: Washington Room

This one day training will provide participants with a general overview of effective research validated strategies for supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in inclusive classrooms. Participants will learn strategies to support students academically and socially.

Objectives:

-Gain an understanding of various visual supports used to support students with ASD.

-Gain an understanding of methods to teach social/behavioral skills

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


If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Webber at sanweb@berksiu.org or 610-987-8532.

38. Collaborating for English Learners Book Club

Program: Summer Workshops

Audience: ESL Teachers

Dates: 10/11/2024 to 11/18/2024

Location: Virtual

Description - The book, "Collaborating for English Learners: A Foundational Guide to Integrated Practices” by: Andrea Honigsfeld and Maria Dove is an essential resource for educators, administrators, and support staff working with English learners (ELs) in diverse educational settings. This comprehensive guide offers practical strategies and evidence-based practices for effectively supporting ELs' language development and academic achievement. With a focus on collaboration and integration across content areas, this book emphasizes the importance of teamwork among educators to meet the needs of ELs effectively. From language-rich instruction to culturally responsive teaching approaches, "Collaborating for English Learners" equips educators with the knowledge and tools needed to create inclusive learning environments where all students can thrive. Whether you're a classroom teacher, a curriculum specialist, or a school leader, this guide will empower you to make a meaningful difference in the educational experiences and outcomes of English learners.

39. Building Capacity & Promoting Instruction Through PASA DLM

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Special Education Teachers of PASA eligible students and district LEA

Dates: 10/14/2024

Location: George/Washington

The PASA DLM is both an assessment system and a resource for instructional purposes. The BCIU Office of Professional Learning is offering state-mandated training on the instruction elements of this system. The Bureau of Special Education has mandated this training for all Special Education teachers instructing students who are eligible to take the PASA as well as their district LEA.

Objectives:

Participants will become familiar with PASA DLM terminology, understand how "Essential Elements (EEs)" are aligned to PA standards, use "Essential Elements" and "mini-maps" to plan instruction, and use PASA DLM resources to identify learning targets and support needs for individual students. Participants will see how EEs have already been modified for instructional use and identify existing resources to support implementation in lesson and unit planning. Please note the pre-requisite for this training course.

Pre-requisite:

Once registered for this training, you will receive a link to a video that you are required to watch prior to attending this training. This will be Part 1 of this training. Parts 2 & 3 will be covered in person on the training day in which you registered.

If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Webber at sanweb@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 Frontline registration.

40. ESL Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Teachers & Administrators

Dates: 10/14/2024

Location: Washington

ELD Teachers, Coordinators and Administrators you are invited to join us for an engaging session focused on collaboration, networking, and updates regarding English as a Second Language (ESL) education. Our meetings will offer valuable updates from state authorities on testing protocols and best practices, problem-solving sessions, and the development of English Language Development (ELD) strategies. This is an excellent opportunity to collaborate with colleagues, share insights, and discuss common questions regarding the education of English Language Learners (ELLs). The session will be conducted in person, providing a conducive environment for discussions and networking. We look forward to your participation and meaningful contributions to our collective efforts in supporting the ELL population in Berks County. NOTE: Fees may apply, see specifics on full registration page. Subscriber Price or no fee applies to K-12 Educators employed by Berks County Public School Districts/CTCs as paid member districts under mandated services. The general price applies to all other educators in nonpublic schools, out-of-county schools, local organizations, etc. that are not paid members.

41. Para Academy-Day 3

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 10/15/2024

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

Day 3 of the Para Academy - registration is ONLY for those who are already in the program.

42. PBIS Tier 1 - Day 1 Training | Overview

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Professionals Only - General Ed Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administrators, School Counselors, Psychologists, BCBAs

Dates: 10/17/2024

Location: Commonwealth AB

This module aims to build the capacity of participants to serve on a Tier 1 Team by 1) providing definitions and components of SWPBIS and 2) positioning teams to engage in effective teaming and action planning with the use of fidelity tools. This module also ensures that all team members develop an in-depth understanding of the importance of establishing school-wide behavioral expectations. In addition to establishing positively stated expectations, this module will require team members to create a behavior matrix that defines the stated behavioral expectations across all settings of the school community. Team members will also work together to generate a plan for obtaining staff and student feedback on the expectations and matrix. This training is only open to invited teams and a building administrator is required to attend each session. All participants must sign up for all 3 days of PBIS training. If interested, please contact Heather Wamsher, TaC Program Administrator, at heawam@berksiu.org prior to attempting to register.

Goals for this Module:

•Convey the evidence-based benefits of installing and implementing SWPBIS.

•Provide definitions, common language, and structures relevant to a SWPBIS that will encourage cohesive teaming.

•Identify team roles and responsibilities.

•Introduce the team to a problem-solving cycle and fidelity tools.

•Acquire an understanding of the importance of behavioral expectations.

•Develop behavioral expectations and matrix addressing all aspects of the school community.

•Create a plan for obtaining feedback related to expectations and matrix.

Any questions, please contact Sandy Webber at sanweb@berksiu.org or 610-987-8532.

43. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 10/17/2024

Location: Virtual Meeting/Roosevelt Room

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

44. Youth Mental Health First Aid

Program: Professional Development

Audience: All

Dates: 10/22/2024

Location: Commonwealth A/B

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an early intervention public education program. It teaches adults how to recognize the signs and symptoms that suggest a potential mental health challenge, how to listen nonjudgmentally and give reassurance to a youth who may be experiencing a mental health challenge, and how to refer a person to appropriate professional support and services. By the end of the course, participants will be able to:


• Describe the purpose of Youth Mental Health First Aid and the role of the Youth Mental Health First Aider.


• Recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges that may impact youth.


• Explain the impact of traumatic experiences and the role of resilience on adolescent development.


• Apply the appropriate steps of the YMHFA Action Plan (ALGEE) to non-crisis situations.


• Apply the appropriate steps of the YMHFA Action Plan (ALGEE) to crisis situations.


• Choose appropriate methods for self-care following the application of Youth Mental Health First Aid in a crisis or non-crisis situation.

If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Webber at sanweb@berksiu.org.

NOTE: Fees may apply, see specifics on full registration page. Subscriber Price or no fee applies to K-12 Educators employed by Berks County Public School Districts/CTCs as paid member districts under mandated services. The general price applies to all other educators in nonpublic schools, out-of-county schools, local organizations, etc. that are not paid members.

45. Para Academy-Day 3

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 10/22/2024

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

Day 3 of the Para Academy - registration is ONLY for those who are already in the program.

46. Safety Care RECERTIFICATION Behavioral Safety Training

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

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

Dates: 10/23/2024

Location: Commonwealth AB

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 Claribel Reyes at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

47. STEM Educators Network Meeting - October 2024

Program: Professional Development

Audience: STEM Educators

Dates: 10/24/2024

Location: Commonwealth A/B

This STEM Network Meeting will have a professional learning opportunity for learners of all levels, with a focus on 3D Design and 3D printing. We will host a "Bring your own 3D printer” event to support each other with our printers. More details will be emailed to registrants. The purpose of the BCIU STEM Network Meetings is to give STEM leaders and educators an opportunity to: -Stay informed of the most current information from the PDE and professional organizations, and share that information with colleagues in their school or district -Engage in collegial professional development activities for the purpose of building their own capacity to strengthen standards-aligned systems at the classroom, building and district levels|-Serve as a collaborative resource for regional professional development activities -Network and engage in collegial dialogue with other "job alike" professionals

-Network and engage in collegial dialogue with other "job alike" professionals

48. EI TeamSync Training

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 10/25/2024

The training will be held as an open discussion to answer any of your TeamSync-related questions and give you tips/tricks for better navigating the system!

49. Introduction to Technology & Engineering Standards, Contexts, and Instructional Best Practices with Brandt Hutzel *STEELS*

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/30/2024

Location: George/Washington Rooms

Are you tasked with teaching the STEELS Technology & Engineering standards? Join us to refine your understanding of key components of the T/E standards and learn best practices for instruction. We will explore how technology and engineering standards complement science standards. You will increase your knowledge and awareness of tools and resources that can lead to more effective T/E teaching and learning and curriculum development. Brandt Hutzel, PDE content advisor for Technology & Engineering Education, will be leading this workshop.
NOTE: Fees may apply, see specifics on full registration page. Subscriber Price or no fee applies to K-12 Educators employed by Berks County Public School Districts/CTCs as paid member districts under mandated services. The general price applies to all other educators in nonpublic schools, out-of-county schools, local organizations, etc. that are not paid members.

50. EI Safety-Care Initial

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 11/1/2024 to 11/8/2024

New
Techniques involving de-escalations and restraints.

51. Transition Coordinating Council Meeting (BCTCC)

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Dates: 11/6/2024

Location: Commonwealth A

Berks County Transition Coordinating Council (BCTCC) Meeting

If you have any questions, please contact Claribel Reyes at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

52. Teaching Behavioral Self Regulation

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

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

Dates: 11/12/2024

Location: Washington Room

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

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

OBJECTIVES:

-Participants will learn the principles for teaching students to become independent self-regulators.

-Participants will learn to use visual supports to help students identify and regulate behaviors.

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

If you have any questions, please contact Claribel Reyes Lopez at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

53. Teaching Safety Skills to Reduce the Risk of Sexual Abuse

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/12/2024

Location: George Room

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

In this training, participants will learn about tools and resources designed for teaching students with disabilities about sexuality education. We will also help participants make connections with community resources and community outreach opportunities.

OBJECTIVES:

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

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

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

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

If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Webber at sanweb@berksiu.org or 610-987-8532.

54. *COPY OF Safety Care RECERTIFICATION Behavioral Safety Training

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

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

Dates: 11/13/2024

Location: George/Washington

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 Claribel Reyes at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

55. Safety Care RECERTIFICATION Behavioral Safety Training

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

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

Dates: 11/13/2024

Location: George/Washington

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 Claribel Reyes at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

56. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 11/14/2024

Location: Virtual Meeting/Roosevelt Room

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

57. Behavior Assessment & Intervention Training - PROFESSIONAL STAFF ONLY

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: PROFESSIONAL STAFF ONLY in both General and Special Education, School Psychologists, Administration

Dates: 11/19/2024

Location: Commonwealth A/B

This workshop will focus on teaching participants the science of behavior as well as the behavior assessment process. Participants will learn how and when to conduct informal and formal functional behavior assessments (FBA's).

It will also teach participants how to use behavior assessment information for the purpose of developing a specific behavior intervention plan with goals and specially-designed instruction.

Objectives:

- Participants will review the process of conducting Functional Behavior Assessments and informal assessments.
- Participants will review the process of utilizing behavior assessments to drive the development of effective Behavior Intervention Plans.
- Participants will review how to use data to make necessary adjustments to Behavior Plans.

Agenda:

- The Science of Behavior
- Conducting Behavior Assessments
- Data Collection
- Writing Measurable Behavior Goals
- Developing Behavior Intervention Plans

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


If you have any questions, please contact Claribel Reyes Lopez at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

58. Introduction to Verbal Behavior - PROFESSIONAL STAFF ONLY

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

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

Dates: 12/4/2024

Location: Commonwealth A

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

SORRY, NO PARAPROFESSIONALS

If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Webber at sanweb@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 Frontline registration.

59. Teachers of the Gifted Network Meeting - December 2024

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 12/4/2024

Location: Berks County Intermediate Unit Main Office - Georg

Gifted support teachers, principals, and gifted education supervisors are invited to join us for professional learning and networking and collaboration with peers.
NOTE: Fees may apply, see specifics on full registration page. Subscriber Price or no fee applies to K-12 Educators employed by Berks County Public School Districts/CTCs as paid member districts under mandated services. The general price applies to all other educators in nonpublic schools, out-of-county schools, local organizations, etc. that are not paid members.

60. PBIS Tier 1 - Day 2 Training |Designing Lesson Plans

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Professionals Only - General Ed Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administrators, School Counselors, Psychologists, BCBAs

Dates: 12/10/2024

Location: Commonwealth AB

The purpose of this module is to prepare teams/schools to expand the development of establishing school-wide expectations and creating lesson plans to explicitly teach the expectations. This module will establish the importance of explicit instruction, determine a lesson plan format for the creation of the expectation, and develop a system to develop the lesson plan. This training is only open to invited teams and a building administrator is required to attend each session. All participants must sign up for all 3 days of PBIS training. Day 1 training must be completed prior to Days 2 & 3. Please contact Heather Wamsher, TaC Program Administrator, at heawam@berksiu.org with any questions or concerns. Goals for this Module:
• Understand why and how to teach appropriate behavior.
• Identify connections to the Danielson Model.
• Analyze the results of the Self-Assessment Survey
• Identify a format for lesson plans.
• Develop a plan to include teaching staff in the development of behavior lesson plans.

Any questions, please contact Sandy Webber at sanweb@berksiu.org or 610-987-8532.

61. Beyond the Cards and Word Lists for Speech Therapy Activities: Books and Hallways and Classroom Materials...Oh My!

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Speech Language Pathologists

Dates: 12/11/2024

Location: George

This full day training will provide ideas for taking speech therapy sessions beyond the traditional "speech" materials of flashcards and echoic word lists. Participants will learn strategies to incorporate mainstream literature, curriculum literature, classroom projects and assignments, functional vocabulary, and common vocabulary into sessions in structured lessons with data collection. Participants will also learn how AAC, both high-tech and no-tech, can be easily modeled and used during these activities. This training is geared toward all grade and cognitive levels.

Any questions, please contact Sandy Webber at sanweb@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. Transition Coordinators Meeting (TC Meeting)

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks County Transition Coordinators

Dates: 12/11/2024

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

Berks County Transition Coordinators Meeting

If you have any questions, please contact V at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

63. Internship Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Internship Coordinators, Principals

Dates: 12/12/2024

Location: Hertz Room

New
Internship Coordinators' Meeting - PD, Sharing, Collaborating

64. Introduction to Restorative Practices and Circles

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Audience: School personnel and community members working with children or adolescents.

Dates: 12/12/2024

Location: George Room

This one day training provides an overview of restorative practices and its relationship to classroom management, school culture and climate, building positive relationships with students and families, and its roots in restorative justice. Participants will learn how to effectively establish classroom restorative practices by increasing communication, using circles as part of a daily routine, using affective statements, positive behavior management, and utilizing best practices and lessons from the field.

65. STEM Educators Network Meeting - December 2024

Program: Professional Development

Audience: STEM Educators

Dates: 12/12/2024

Location: Commonwealth A/B

Description This STEM Network Meeting will consist of 2 half-day experiences: a STEM Lending Library Mini-Showcase in the morning, followed by lunch provided by Newsela. The afternoon will include Newsela Certified Facilitator Training (which comes with free Newsela subscriptions for 1 year, including STEELS resources). The purpose of the BCIU STEM Network Meetings is to give STEM leaders and educators an opportunity to: -Stay informed of the most current information from the PDE and professional organizations, and share that information with colleagues in their school or district -Engage in collegial professional development activities for the purpose of building their own capacity to strengthen standards-aligned systems at the classroom, building and district levels|-Serve as a collaborative resource for regional professional development activities -Network and engage in collegial dialogue with other "job alike" professionals

-Network and engage in collegial dialogue with other "job alike" professionals

66. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 12/12/2024

Location: Virtual Meeting/Allmon Room

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

67. ESL Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Teachers & Administrators

Dates: 12/18/2024

Location: Washington

ELD Teachers, Coordinators and Administrators you are invited to join us for an engaging session focused on collaboration, networking, and updates regarding English as a Second Language (ESL) education. Our meetings will offer valuable updates from state authorities on testing protocols and best practices, problem-solving sessions, and the development of English Language Development (ELD) strategies. This is an excellent opportunity to collaborate with colleagues, share insights, and discuss common questions regarding the education of English Language Learners (ELLs). The session will be conducted in person, providing a conducive environment for discussions and networking. We look forward to your participation and meaningful contributions to our collective efforts in supporting the ELL population in Berks County. NOTE: Fees may apply, see specifics on full registration page. Subscriber Price or no fee applies to K-12 Educators employed by Berks County Public School Districts/CTCs as paid member districts under mandated services. The general price applies to all other educators in nonpublic schools, out-of-county schools, local organizations, etc. that are not paid members.

68. Para Academy-Day 4

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 1/15/2025

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

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

69. Safety Care INITIAL Behavioral Safety Training

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

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

Dates: 1/15/2025 to 1/16/2025

Location: Commonwealth AB

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 Claribel Reyes at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

70. Transition Coordinating Council Meeting (BCTCC)

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Dates: 1/16/2025

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

Berks County Transition Coordinating Council (BCTCC) Meeting

If you have any questions, please contact Claribel Reyes at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

71. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 1/16/2025

Location: Virtual Meeting/Roosevelt Room

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

72. EI Safety-Care Recert Gp.2

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 1/20/2025

New
Techniques involving de-escalations and restraints.

73. Para Academy-Day 4

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 1/22/2025

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

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

74. Evidence Based Practices to Support Students with Autism: Part 2 - A.M. SESSION - PROFESSIONALS ONLY

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Professionals Only - sorry no Paraprofessionals

Dates: 2/4/2025

Location: Hertz Room

A.M and P.M. sessions are identical/repeated. PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY 1/2 DAY.

This introductory workshop is designed for new low-incidence classroom teachers, as well as administrators and related service providers. The focus of this workshop will be autism spectrum disorder, including the implications of the diagnosis, use of visual supports across educational environments, and instructional strategies. Please contact Sandy Webber at sanweb@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.

75. Evidence Based Practices to Support Students with Autism: Part 2 - P.M. SESSION - PROFESSIONALS ONLY

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Professionals Only - sorry no Paraprofessionals

Dates: 2/4/2025

Location: Hertz

A.M and P.M. sessions are identical/repeated. PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY 1/2 DAY.

This introductory workshop is designed for new low-incidence classroom teachers, as well as administrators and related service providers. The focus of this workshop will be autism spectrum disorder, including the implications of the diagnosis, use of visual supports across educational environments, and instructional strategies. Please contact Sandy Webber at sanweb@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.

76. PREPaRE Core Workshop 2 (WS2) Mental Health Crisis Interventions: Responding to an Acute Traumatic Stressor in Schools

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Audience: Workshop 2- Mental Health Crisis Interventions: Responding to an Acute Traumatic Stressor in Schools is for individuals who are school mental health professionals, including school psychologists, school counselors, school social workers, as well as behavior specialists, nurses, and local community mental health providers. Individuals should attend as part of a school or LEA team.

Dates: 2/11/2025 to 2/12/2025

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

The PREPaRE curriculum is a two-part training developed by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) that addresses both crisis prevention and response. Dependent upon an individual's role in the school/ LEA team, they may attend only one or both workshops. The PREPaRE Workshops are designed to be completed by school teams. PREPaRE Workshops provide a framework for schools or LEAS that require administrative support and a team approach to contextualize to their setting and implement with a team approach. PREPARE Core Workshop 2 (WS2) Mental Health Crisis Interventions: Responding to an Acute Traumatic Stressor in Schools is a two-day training focused on mental health intervention and recovery following any type of crisis. Participants will: 1. Report reduced anxiety and fear associated with the provision of school mental health crisis interventions; 2. Report increased knowledge and confidence associated with the provision of school mental health crisis interventions; 3. Identify variables that help to estimate the number of individuals traumatized by a crisis; 4. Recognize the difference between common crisis reactions and mental illness; 5. Identify the elements of school crisis preparedness specified by the PREPaRE acronym; 6. Recognize risk factors that predict psychological trauma; 7. Identify the warning signs that indicate psychological trauma; 8. Place PREPaRE mental health crisis interventions on a multitiered continuum ranging from least to most restrictive; and 9. Match the degree of psychological trauma risk to the appropriate school crisis interventions.

77. Safety Care RECERTIFICATION Behavioral Safety Training

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

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

Dates: 2/11/2025

Location: Commonwealth AB

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 Claribel Reyes at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

78. Building Capacity & Promoting Instruction Through PASA DLM

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Special Education Teachers of PASA eligible students and district LEA

Dates: 2/13/2025

Location: Commonwealth A/B

The PASA DLM is both an assessment system and a resource for instructional purposes. The BCIU Office of Professional Learning is offering state-mandated training on the instruction elements of this system. The Bureau of Special Education has mandated this training for all Special Education teachers instructing students who are eligible to take the PASA as well as their district LEA.

Objectives:

Participants will become familiar with PASA DLM terminology, understand how "Essential Elements (EEs)" are aligned to PA standards, use "Essential Elements" and "mini-maps" to plan instruction, and use PASA DLM resources to identify learning targets and support needs for individual students. Participants will see how EEs have already been modified for instructional use and identify existing resources to support implementation in lesson and unit planning. Please note the pre-requisite for this training course.

Pre-requisite:

Once registered for this training, you will receive a link to a video that you are required to watch prior to attending this training. This will be Part 1 of this training. Parts 2 & 3 will be covered in person on the training day in which you registered.

If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Webber at sanweb@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 Frontline registration.

79. Intro to Executive Functioning Skills

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

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

Dates: 2/19/2025

Location: George Room

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

Content:

- Research related to executive functioning skills

- Impact of executive functioning on school performance and daily living

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

- Practical strategies for teaching executive functioning skills

- Task analysis and instructional design related to functional skills

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

Any questions, please contact Sandy Webber at sanweb@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 Frontline registration.

80. Transition Coordinators Meeting (TC Meeting)

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks County Transition Coordinators

Dates: 2/20/2025

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

Berks County Transition Coordinators Meeting

If you have any questions, please contact V at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

81. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 2/20/2025

Location: Virtual Meeting/Roosevelt Room

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

82. EI TeamSync Training

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 2/21/2025

The training will be held as an open discussion to answer any of your TeamSync-related questions and give you tips/tricks for better navigating the system!

83. Youth Mental Health First Aid

Program: Professional Development

Audience: All

Dates: 2/25/2025

Location: Commonwealth A/B

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an early intervention public education program. It teaches adults how to recognize the signs and symptoms that suggest a potential mental health challenge, how to listen nonjudgmentally and give reassurance to a youth who may be experiencing a mental health challenge, and how to refer a person to appropriate professional support and services. By the end of the course, participants will be able to:



• Describe the purpose of Youth Mental Health First Aid and the role of the Youth Mental Health First Aider.



• Recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges that may impact youth.



• Explain the impact of traumatic experiences and the role of resilience on adolescent development.



• Apply the appropriate steps of the YMHFA Action Plan (ALGEE) to non-crisis situations.



• Apply the appropriate steps of the YMHFA Action Plan (ALGEE) to crisis situations.



• Choose appropriate methods for self-care following the application of Youth Mental Health First Aid in a crisis or non-crisis situation.

If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Webber at sanweb@berksiu.org.

NOTE: Fees may apply, see specifics on full registration page. Subscriber Price or no fee applies to K-12 Educators employed by Berks County Public School Districts/CTCs as paid member districts under mandated services. The general price applies to all other educators in nonpublic schools, out-of-county schools, local organizations, etc. that are not paid members.

84. A Training Guide on Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals

Dates: 3/5/2025

Location: George Room

In postsecondary education, ensuring equal access and opportunities for students with disabilities is paramount. Assistive technology plays a pivotal role in leveling the playing field, empowering students to maximize their potential. This training aims to equip educators, administrators, and support staff with the knowledge and skills necessary to introduce students to assistive technology resources that will continue to support them as they continue their education post high school.

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

If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Webber at sanweb@berksiu.org or 610-987-8532.

85. Internship Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Internship Coordinators, Principals

Dates: 3/6/2025

Location: Hertz Room

New
Internship Coordinators' Meeting - PD, Sharing, Collaborating

86. Safety Care INITIAL Behavioral Safety Training

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

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

Dates: 3/11/2025 to 3/12/2025

Location: Commonwealth AB

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 Claribel Reyes at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

87. Transition Coordinating Council Meeting (BCTCC)

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Dates: 3/11/2025

Location: George/Washington

Berks County Transition Coordinating Council (BCTCC) Meeting

If you have any questions, please contact Claribel Reyes at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

88. Para Academy-Day 5

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 3/12/2025

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

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

89. Para Academy-Day 5

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 3/18/2025

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

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

90. PBIS Tier 1 - Day 3 Training |Data & Discipline Procedures |Acknowledgement & Feedback Systems

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Professionals Only - General Ed Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administrators, School Counselors, Psychologists, BCBAs

Dates: 3/19/2025

Location: Commonwealth AB

The purpose of this module is to introduce a process for responding to student behavior. Additionally, team members will establish the use of acknowledgment systems and the importance of feedback at the universal/classroom and individual student levels. This training is only open to invited teams and a building administrator is required to attend each session. All participants must sign up for all 3 days of PBIS training. Day 1 & 2 training must be completed prior to Day 3. Please contact Heather Wamsher, TaC Program Administrator, at heawam@berksiu.org with any questions or concerns. Goals for this Module: (current outcomes)
• Establish importance of data collection for progress-monitoring
• Define office vs. classroom handle problem behaviors and define how each type of behavior problem is managed in a flow chart display.
• Review and revise office discipline referral forms.
• Engage in action planning for implementation.
• Identify different types of feedback.
• Explain how acknowledgment systems are a critical feedback mechanism for students/adult.
• Develop acknowledgment systems at the school-wide, classroom level, and individual level.
• Develop feedback protocols based on systems data analysis.

Any questions, please contact Sandy Webber at sanweb@berksiu.org or 610-987-8532.

91. Building Skills Relevant to Employability for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Related Service Providers

Dates: 3/20/2025

Location: George Room

Students with low-incidence disabilities often need more time and practice to acquire and master skills and employability skills are no different. In this workshop we will cover: Assessments that can assist with the identification and prioritization of skills, the Continuum of Skills, Community-Based Instruction, Functional Communication, and how to teach key employability skills through meaningful classroom routines.

Please contact Claribel Reyes Lopez at clarey@berksiu.org, 610-987-8425 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.

92. ESL Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: ESL Teachers & Administrators

Dates: 3/20/2025

Location: Washington

ELD Teachers, Coordinators and Administrators you are invited to join us for an engaging session focused on collaboration, networking, and updates regarding English as a Second Language (ESL) education. Our meetings will offer valuable updates from state authorities on testing protocols and best practices, problem-solving sessions, and the development of English Language Development (ELD) strategies. This is an excellent opportunity to collaborate with colleagues, share insights, and discuss common questions regarding the education of English Language Learners (ELLs). The session will be conducted in person, providing a conducive environment for discussions and networking. We look forward to your participation and meaningful contributions to our collective efforts in supporting the ELL population in Berks County. NOTE: Fees may apply, see specifics on full registration page. Subscriber Price or no fee applies to K-12 Educators employed by Berks County Public School Districts/CTCs as paid member districts under mandated services. The general price applies to all other educators in nonpublic schools, out-of-county schools, local organizations, etc. that are not paid members.

93. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 3/20/2025

Location: Virtual Meeting/Allmon Room

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

94. PREPaRE Core Workshop 1 (WS1) Comprehensive School Safety Planning: Prevention Through Recovery

Program: Safety & Operations

Audience: School crisis teams, school mental health personnel, administrators, community liaisons, school resource officers, and any other professionals and support staff that will be involved in crisis planning/preparation.

Dates: 4/2/2025

Location: George / Washington Room

The PREPaRE curriculum is a two-part training developed by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) that addresses both crisis prevention and response. Dependent upon an individual's role in the school/LEA team, they may attend only one or both workshops. The PREPaRE Workshops are designed to be completed by school teams. PREPaRE Workshops provide a framework for schools or LEAS that require administrative support and a team approach to contextualize to their setting and implement with a team approach. PREPaRE Core Workshop 1 (WS1) Comprehensive School Safety Planning: Prevention Through Recovery is a one-day training focused on prevention and preparedness within a comprehensive school safety framework. Participants will: 1. Identify the mission phases of crisis management; 2. Describe the critical importance of and components necessary for a balanced approach to comprehensive school safety and crisis preparedness; 3. Identify how to evaluate and implement physical and psychological safety efforts; 4. Identify the purpose, functions, and guiding principles of developing comprehensive safety and crisis teams and plans to include prevention. mitigation, protection, and response; 5. Identify the critical components, including when developing specific functional and threat- or hazard-specific protocols; 6. Identify the major functions of the Incident Command System (ICS); 7. Articulate specific strategies to address challenges associated with media/social media, communication, reunification, and memorials; 8. Describe how to meet diverse needs, including various cultures and students with disabilities; and identify strategies for examining effectiveness of crisis prevention and preparedness.

95. EI TeamSync Training

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 4/4/2025

The training will be held as an open discussion to answer any of your TeamSync-related questions and give you tips/tricks for better navigating the system!

96. Transition Coordinators Meeting (TC Meeting)

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Berks County Transition Coordinators

Dates: 4/8/2025

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

Berks County Transition Coordinators Meeting

If you have any questions, please contact V at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

97. C-STAG Threat Assessment Training

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 4/9/2025

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

The Virginia Student Threat Assessment Guidelines (V-STAG) is an evidence-based model for schools to use in conducting threat assessments in K-12 schools. The model provides a step-by-step process in the manual, Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines, for conducting a threat assessment when a student has made a threat or engaged in threatening behavior. The goal of this model is to prevent violence and return a student to school by understanding why a threat was made and resolving the conflict or problem that stimulated the threat. This model was developed by Dr. Dewey Cornell and colleagues at the University of Virginia and has been widely adopted by schools in Virginia and nationwide.

Workshop Learning Objectives:





• Learn the rationale for using a threat assessment model.





• Learn and apply Threat Assessment Guidelines in schools.





• Become familiar with legal and mental health issues in threat assessment.





• Practice using the model to address cases of threats made by students. ***Snow Makeup Day: Thursday, March 30, 2023***

98. Safety Care RECERTIFICATION Behavioral Safety Training

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

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

Dates: 4/10/2025

Location: Commonwealth AB

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 Claribel Reyes at clarey@berksiu.org or 610-987-8425.

99. Virtual Academy Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Online Learning Network Group

Dates: 4/10/2025

Location: Virtual Meeting/Roosevelt Room

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

100. EI Safety-Care Recert Gp.2

Program: Early Childhood & Student Services (ECSS)

Dates: 4/25/2025

New
Techniques involving de-escalations and restraints.

101. Para Academy-Day 6

Program: PD & C Educational Consultants' Events

Audience: Paraprofessionals already in the Para Academy

Dates: 5/6/2025

Location: Hertz/Rohrbach

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