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TRAINING, WORKSHOPS, AND EVENTS

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Engaging Early Learners in STEAM

Engaging Early Learners in STEAM

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Thursday 30 April 8:30AM

Programs & Services

Kagan Cooperative Learning

This workshop will be conducted by a Kagan Professional Development Specialist. It will focus on the updated and expanded edition of the famous Kagan Cooperative Learning Textbook. Participants will find new step-by-step structures, hundreds of helpful management tips, many more teacher-friendly activities and forms, and up-to-date research on proven methods. Participants will learn how schools have used Kagan Cooperative Learning to boost academics, close the achievement gap, improve student relations, and create a more kind and caring school community. After decades of training and working with hundreds of thousands of teachers, Kagan has refined and perfected the most widely used and respected form of cooperative learning ever. The Kagans make it easy for you to dramatically increase engagement and achievement in your class!


Each participant will receive the latest edition of the Kagan Cooperative Learning Textbook, Cooperative Learning Course Workbook, Action Plan 1: Kagan Cooperative Learning and Mix-Pair-Share Software.

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Tuesday 03 March 8:30 AM

Step On It: Using the Giant Maps of PA

Did you know that the Bucks IU purchased two different giant maps of Pennsylvania to support students' geographic learning? Come learn with Keith Bellinger, a teacher in the Centennial School District and member of the Pennsylvania Alliance for Geographic Education, as he shares lesson plans you can use in your classrooms as you teach Pennsylvania geography to your students. You must participate in a workshop in order to borrow one of the giant maps.

4:30 PM - Registration

5:00 PM - Light dinner (included in registration price)

5:30-6:30 PM - Interactive workshop
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Tuesday 03 March 4:30 PM

K-12 School Guidance Plan - Training #6 (Showcase Day 1)

This session serves as the culminating Showcase to celebrate and share each participating district's/school's K-12 School Guidance Plan. This session focuses on strategies for the district to finish and then annually update the K-12 School Guidance Plan. Additionally, resources will be provided for districts to sustain the K-12 program linked to providing evidence of meaningful engagement for students that is also connected to the Future Ready PA Index. Part of this training includes an individual District Showcase featuring local plan and program development.
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Wednesday 11 March 8:00 AM

K-12 School Guidance Plan - Training #6 (Showcase Day 2)

This session serves as the culminating Showcase to celebrate and share each participating district's/school's K-12 School Guidance Plan. This session focuses on strategies for the district to finish and then annually update the K-12 School Guidance Plan. Additionally, resources will be provided for districts to sustain the K-12 program linked to providing evidence of meaningful engagement for students that is also connected to the Future Ready PA Index. Part of this training includes an individual District Showcase featuring local plan and program development.
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Thursday 12 March 8:00 AM

Time Management - Using Microsoft Outlook 2019 - BCCC Training

In this 2 day workforce development course, staff will learn how to use the tools in Microsoft Outlook to practice effective time management skills.
Time Management course using Microsoft Outlook 2019. Outcomes include: Save time when writing emails; Set up an effective folder system; Use rules to manage emails; Schedule and manage appointments and meetings on the calendar; Apply flags to use as reminders; Prepare and delegate tasks; Use the Notes function to keep track of information


This course is held at: BCCC Training Facility, 1760 S Easton Rd, Doylestown, PA 18901
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Thursday 19 March 9:00 AM

Canvas Users Group 2020

All Participants much register with Canvas through this link: Canvas Registration

Participants in need of Act 48 hours must also register with the Bucks IU here to earn hours.
The Canvas User Event at Bucks County IU is an excellent opportunity for teachers, coaches and leadership across PA to come together and network, ask questions, share ideas, and learn from each other! Get to know other Canvas users in your area and see how they're leveraging technology in their classrooms.

Whether you're an Canvas pro, soon-to-be active Canvas user, or even if you're just learning about the LMS space and want to learn more about Canvas, this day is jam-packed with great sessions you're sure to find helpful. Presentations are intended to showcase classroom application, new features and success stories.

There is no cost to attend this event! Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. Space is limited so reserve your seat now, for a full day of nothing less than awesome.
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Thursday 02 April 8:30 AM

Teacher Workshop: Flood Mapping with Artist Stacy Levy

Join Stacy Levy, an environmental artist featured in the exhibition, "Rising Tides: Contemporary Art and the Ecology of Water", in an interactive workshop to inspire you and your students. In this program, you will envision new ways to look at the water in our landscape - not as a blue line on the map, but as living (and soggy) places. Make connections to history, science and the visual arts in discussing how water has flowed across the land over time. Explore how the different usage of the land has affected the region's watershed. Discuss ways to be water detectives in your own backyard.

Using United States Geological Survey maps, engage in an exercise of solving mysteries of the forms of our local waters. Examine the links to climate change and rain along with investigating how flooding is becoming "a new tide" of the rivers and streams "breathing" in and out. Learn different ways you can embrace these changes and create a better understanding of our water for both you and your students. All grade levels and subject area teachers are encouraged to register.

You MUST register at the Michener Art Museum at www.MichenerArtMuseum.org. Fee for this class is $20.00 per person, payable to the Michener Art Museum. Any information or questions, email aromano@michenerartmuseum.org.

You ONLY register on this site if you need Act 48 hours. There is a $15 fee for Act 48 hours.
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Thursday 16 April 6:30 PM

Microsoft Excel 2019: Level 1 - BCCC Training

This course will familiarize you with spreadsheet terminology and the fundamental concepts of Microsoft Excel 2019, including identifying Excel window components, navigating worksheets, and downloading templates. In addition, you will learn the basics of entering and editing text, values, and formulas, and how to save workbooks in the native Excel format, as well as in other formats. You will learn how to use simple functions, and how to easily apply formatting techniques to worksheet data. You will create and modify charts, and work with graphics. Finally, you will review workbooks for spelling errors, modify page setup, and print worksheets.
This training will be at: BCCC Training Facility, 1760 South Easton Rd, Doylestown, PA 18901
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Thursday 23 April 9:00 AM

Engaging Early Learners in STEAM

STEAM [science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics] has become a buzz term in education lately, with many researchers and STEAM experts advocating for STEAM exposure very early in a child's school career. Many early childhood teachers, though, have questions about bringing STEAM into their classrooms: How? Why? What? All of these questions (and more) will be answered in this professional learning workshop! Participants will gain an understanding of why STEAM is important in early childhood classrooms and will engage in easy to implement STEAM activities. This day will be very hands-on, with teachers leaving with ready to implement activities!
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Thursday 30 April 8:30 AM

Teacher Workshop: Using Art to Teach About Ecology and The Environment

Join the Michener Art Museum's education staff in a deeper exploration of the work in the exhibition, "Rising Tides: Contemporary Art and the Ecology of Water." Be inspired by artists whose work celebrates the natural world and encourages viewers to consider important conversations around environmental threats, climate change, and the applications of science and technology within these challenges. Work alongside colleagues and Michener staff to discuss innovative ideas and develop practical strategies that will engage your students across subject areas and grade levels.

Following focused looking and discussions in the galleries, you will be invited to create your own aesthetic response to these global concerns using mixed media methods inspired by Diane Burko and other artists in the exhibition. You will have the chance to experiment with new materials and techniques with an eye toward inspiring the citizen scientists and artist-activists in your own classroom.


You ONLY register on this site if you need Act 48 hours. A $15 fee for Act 48 hours.

You MUST register at the Michener Art Museum at www.MichenerArtMuseum.org. Fee for this class is $20.00 per person, payable to the Michener Art Museum. Any information or questions, email aromano@michenerartmuseum.org.

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Thursday 07 May 6:00 PM

Productive Work Habits - BCCC Training

Training offered by Bucks County Community College. Good work habits are essential for anyone who wants to succeed at their job. They increase your organizational value and job satisfaction and help you have better relationships with your boss and coworkers. Productivity isn't about quantity. It's about doing the right task, at the right time. In other words, it's about recognizing what to do when. Participants will begin to develop the positive habits they need to gain focus, learn how to prioritize tasks efficiently, become better organized, manage their time efficiently, work more effectively with colleagues, and even create better work-life balance.
Employees and employers improve their productivity with productive work habits. Participants will: Understand what it means to be productive
Become better organized
Learn how to manage time
Work more effectively with others
Create balance between work and personal life
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Thursday 21 May 1:00 PM

Successful Communication and Listening - BCCC Training

Communication is an essential core competency of effective leadership and achievement throughout an organization. Nonverbal communication represents as much as two-thirds of communication. One of the imperatives of working at the "thinking" level of leadership and professional performance is that our thoughts are "projected" as communication, and our beliefs and thinking swerve to filter and flavor how we interpret our world. To improve the communication competencies, our work begins at the thinking level. We take the case that our language shapes and creates the world we see and have. An overview of topics include: The power of words; The power of stories; The role of the subconscious; Speech acts; Grounding assessments; Listening with and for integrity; Managing drift; Feedback as an indispensable tool for growth; Checking in and checking out understanding; Appreciative inquiry; Courageous conversations
Training by Bucks County Community College. Outcomes begin with increased self-awareness and practices to increase each participant's capacity and competency of observation and, correspondingly, the quality and quantity of information received and understood in conversation, including information in what is not said in conversation. The program expands participants' ability to be expressed in ways that improve the results of their communication, gaining greater control, influence, and effect form how and what they speak. In class exercises will demonstrate how each participant can practice and master the learning such that new patterns and habits that increase the success of their communication are maintained and continue to grow long after the program.
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Thursday 25 June 1:00 PM

Special Education

Early Childhood PBIS Pyramid Model Practices Block 1: Webinars 1 to 3

This webinar series focuses on the Teaching Pyramid, which is the framework for practices used in the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). This series is adapted from and based on the training modules developed through the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (csefel.vanderbilt.edu).

Webinar One. This webinar is an introduction to Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Information is provided regarding the importance of preventing and addressing challenging behaviors, as well as on the various components of PBIS.

Webinars Two and Three. These two webinars explore in detail the first level of the Teaching Pyramid, which focuses on the importance of nurturing and responsive relationships in the successful implementation of PBIS. This is considered a universal practice, meaning that we know that those responsive, positive relationships must be in place for all individuals within a program.

Format: There are activities interspersed throughout the series, so please download handouts that accompany the various webinars. The webinars were designed to be completed in small groups, so, if possible, please watch each webinar with at least one other colleague. Following viewing of the webinars, at various points, you will need to write an action/goal statement that you will later place into an evaluation form to document your participation in the webinars so that you are able to receive credit. These action plans are also designed to help you to determine how you will use the information gained in each webinar.

Completion: After viewing the webinars and completing the accompanying activities, please log back into MyLearningPlan to complete the respective evaluation for each block. You may want to print the evaluation templates below and complete the evaluation questions while working through the content. All evaluation content will need to be typed into the online evaluation form found in MyLearningPlan.
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Tuesday 10 March 12:00 AM

Early Childhood PBIS Pyramid Model Practices Block 2: Webinars 4 to 8

This webinar series focuses on the Teaching Pyramid, which is the framework for practices used in the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

Webinars Four through Eight. These webinars provide comprehensive information about the universal Pyramid Model practices that focus on designing high quality supportive environments. Research has shown us that how we, as the adults, structure our classrooms, establish schedules and routines, facilitate transitions, establish rules, and promote the engagement of children makes a profound difference in preventing challenging behaviors, and promoting social-emotional development.

The following practices are addressed in these webinars:

Webinar 4: Schedules and Routines

Webinar 5: Classroom Design

Webinar 6: Promoting Engagement during Activities

Webinar 7: Transitions

Webinar 8: Expectations and Rules

Format: There are activities interspersed throughout the series, so please download handouts that accompany the various webinars. The webinars were designed to be completed in small groups, so, if possible, please watch each webinar with at least one other colleague. Following viewing of the webinars, at various points, you will need to write an action/goal statement that you will later place into an evaluation form to document your participation in the webinars so that you are able to receive credit. These action plans are also designed to help you to determine how you will use the information gained in each webinar.

Completion: After viewing the webinars and completing the accompanying activities, please log back into MyLearningPlan to complete the respective evaluation for each block. You may want to print the evaluation templates below and complete the evaluation questions while working through the content. All evaluation content will need to be typed into the online evaluation form found in MyLearningPlan.
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Tuesday 10 March 12:00 AM

LETRS Classic Module 4: The Mighty Word: Building Vocabulary and Oral Langauge

This module emphasizes the importance of word meanings for reading comprehension and reviews many research-based approaches to vocabulary instruction. Beginning with an overview of the vocabulary gap that characterizes many poor readers, the roles of home language, reading aloud, verbal modeling in the classroom, and independent reading in vocabulary development are explored. Many methods for teaching breadth and depth of word knowledge are introduced and practiced.
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Monday 16 March 8:30 AM

ParaEd: Fostering Student Independence

Participants will learn how to foster and promote student independence through understanding the application of prompting and prompt fading and learning how to capitalize on teachable moments.
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Wednesday 25 March 4:30 PM

Right to Education Task Force: "Intelligent Lives" Film Presentation

The Bucks County Right to Education Local Task Force in collaboration with the Bucks County Intermediate Unit is pleased to present "Intelligent Lives", a film by Dan Habib, which follows 3 young adults with intellectual disabilities as they navigate high school, college and employment. Please join us to see how people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment and relationships.

After the film, Linda Carmona-Bell, co-chair of our local task force, and James Lill, Bucks IU Program and Training Specialist, will host an interactive discussion.
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Thursday 26 March 7:00 PM

ParaEd: Mindfulness

This workshop will define mindfulness, discuss the benefits of practicing mindfulness, how to develop the practice for oneself and how to incorporate mindfulness into the classroom for students. We will also look at the obstacles to doing mindfulness and how to overcome the barriers. Wear comfortable clothing as we will be doing some actual mindful meditation.
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Thursday 02 April 4:30 PM

Executive Skills Across the Tiers: Embedding Critical Learning Skills within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports

Executive Skills are brain-based skills that students need to execute tasks. Examples of executive skills include planning, organization, time management, impulse control, and emotional regulation. This workshop outlines a process for addressing executive skill challenges at both the elementary and secondary levels. Strategies for introducing and reinforcing executive skills within each of the 3 tiers in a Multi-tiered System of Supports will be the primary focus of this workshop. Lunch will be on your own.

CEUs will be offered for ASHA, AOTA, & LSLS
Participants will be able to identify at least 3 Tier 1/Universal Strategies regarding Executive Skills.

Participants will be able to identify at least 2 Tier 2 Strategies regarding Executive Skills.

Participants will be able to identify at least 1 Tier 3 Strategy regarding Executive Skills.


Bucks IU is an AOTA Provider of continuing education. Provider #11624. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.00 contact hours or 0.6 CEUs in the Categories of Domain & Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Course Level: Intermediate/Advanced
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Monday 06 April 8:00 AM

FREE Family Event: Executive Function Skills Across the Lifespan

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Monday 06 April 6:30 PM

Connecting Math Concepts Overview

McGraw Hill's Connecting Math Concepts provides intensive support for students who have difficulty with mathematics. This program makes it easier than ever to give students thorough understanding of mathematical concepts and the relationship among concepts to build sophisticated problem-solving strategies. Connecting Math Concepts focuses on the "big ideas" of mathematics that apply to many situations and contexts.

Participants in this session will learn skills needed to teach students how to think and reason mathematically, practice how to delivery instruction utilizing the unique teaching techniques embedded within the Connecting Math Concepts program and assess student mastery of skills.

Participants should bring a laptop and lunch will be on your own.
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Tuesday 07 April 8:30 AM

Considerations for English Learners in the Pre-Referral and Referral Process for Special Education

Course will cover key factors for school teams to consider when referring English Learners to special education including typical second language acquisition patterns, legal considerations and information gathering in the pre-referral process.
Participants will be able to:
Discuss typical second language acquisition patterns
Identify important legislation related to English Learner's in Special Education
Identify the key components to consider in the pre-referral process for English Learner's to Special Education
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Tuesday 07 April 1:00 PM

Practical Tips & Techniques for Successful Speech Sound and Language Remediation with Char Boshart

This 1-day course presented practical, systematic analysis and therapy details for both speech sound and language therapy for the school-aged child. Char included numerous strategies to remediate difficult R and S errors, plus others. Also, nine evidence-based learning elements were covered, as well as effective discrete therapy tasks, and sequential narrative instruction techniques.

Registration begins at 8:30am. Lunch will be on your own.

Char Boshart is a therapist, seminar presenter, author, president of Speech Dynamics, as well as host of The Speech Link podcast, and author of the weekly blog, Therapy Matters.

She graduated with her Master's from Western Michigan University and began her career in the public schools with over 110 on her caseload. Since that time, she has worked several years in the public schools in southern California and Georgia, in the clinical setting, private practice, and as an Assistant Professor and Department Chair at Loma Linda University.

She has presented numerous well-received articulation and language presentations through Speech Dynamics, as well as through the Bureau of Education and Research (BER).

Her interest in creating effective therapy techniques and efficient caseload management has evolved into the development of many practical resources, books, and e-books. Her most current books are The Easy R, The Key to Carryover, 22 of My Favorite Tools and How to Use Them, and Demystify the Tongue Tie.

She is a consummate speaker with an organized, infectious and exhilarating presentation-style.
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Friday 17 April 9:00 AM

LETRS Classic Module 7: Teaching Phonics, Word Study, and the Alphabetic Principle

The inclusion of phonics as a necessary skill for early reading instruction has been well documented in reading research efforts. What this specifically means to those connected to reading instruction will be addressed in detail within LETRS Module 7. A perfect follow-up to LETRS Modules 2 and 3, all components of phonics instruction are modeled through videotaped vignettes of teachers in real-life classroom and instructional situations. The connections between sound and symbol, or phoneme and grapheme, are outlined in a logical scope and sequence for teaching young readers the specific decoding strategies necessary for successful reading.
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Thursday 23 April 8:30 AM

ParaEd: Removing Barriers: Strategies to promote inclusive and equitable practices for all learners

In this session, participants will discuss various barriers within our schools and classrooms, and develop a bank of strategies to help students overcome those barriers.
Participants will be able to identify a variety of barriers students face in the school setting.
Participants will be able to compare and contrast ways to help overcome those barriers.
Participants will be able to share strategies for helping students overcome barriers.
Participants will be able to create a draft action plan for helping students overcome these barriers.
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Thursday 07 May 4:30 PM

Early Childhood PBIS Pyramid Model Practices Block 2: Webinars 4 to 8

This webinar series focuses on the Teaching Pyramid, which is the framework for practices used in the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

Webinars Four through Eight. These webinars provide comprehensive information about the universal Pyramid Model practices that focus on designing high quality supportive environments. Research has shown us that how we, as the adults, structure our classrooms, establish schedules and routines, facilitate transitions, establish rules, and promote the engagement of children makes a profound difference in preventing challenging behaviors, and promoting social-emotional development.

The following practices are addressed in these webinars:

Webinar 4: Schedules and Routines

Webinar 5: Classroom Design

Webinar 6: Promoting Engagement during Activities

Webinar 7: Transitions

Webinar 8: Expectations and Rules

Format: There are activities interspersed throughout the series, so please download handouts that accompany the various webinars. The webinars were designed to be completed in small groups, so, if possible, please watch each webinar with at least one other colleague. Following viewing of the webinars, at various points, you will need to write an action/goal statement that you will later place into an evaluation form to document your participation in the webinars so that you are able to receive credit. These action plans are also designed to help you to determine how you will use the information gained in each webinar.

Completion: After viewing the webinars and completing the accompanying activities, please log back into MyLearningPlan to complete the respective evaluation for each block. You may want to print the evaluation templates below and complete the evaluation questions while working through the content. All evaluation content will need to be typed into the online evaluation form found in MyLearningPlan.
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Sunday 10 May 12:00 AM

Early Childhood PBIS Pyramid Model Practices Block 1: Webinars 1 to 3

This webinar series focuses on the Teaching Pyramid, which is the framework for practices used in the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). This series is adapted from and based on the training modules developed through the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (csefel.vanderbilt.edu).

Webinar One. This webinar is an introduction to Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Information is provided regarding the importance of preventing and addressing challenging behaviors, as well as on the various components of PBIS.

Webinars Two and Three. These two webinars explore in detail the first level of the Teaching Pyramid, which focuses on the importance of nurturing and responsive relationships in the successful implementation of PBIS. This is considered a universal practice, meaning that we know that those responsive, positive relationships must be in place for all individuals within a program.

Format: There are activities interspersed throughout the series, so please download handouts that accompany the various webinars. The webinars were designed to be completed in small groups, so, if possible, please watch each webinar with at least one other colleague. Following viewing of the webinars, at various points, you will need to write an action/goal statement that you will later place into an evaluation form to document your participation in the webinars so that you are able to receive credit. These action plans are also designed to help you to determine how you will use the information gained in each webinar.

Completion: After viewing the webinars and completing the accompanying activities, please log back into MyLearningPlan to complete the respective evaluation for each block. You may want to print the evaluation templates below and complete the evaluation questions while working through the content. All evaluation content will need to be typed into the online evaluation form found in MyLearningPlan.
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Sunday 10 May 12:00 AM

LETRS Classic Module 10: Reading Big Words: Syllabication and Advanced Decoding

The goal of this module is to prepare teachers of students in grades three and above to build upon a foundation of phonics with a structured system of word study and
advanced decoding. Objectives for module 10 include: map phonemes to graphemes in single syllable words; identify and combine six syllable types; divide multisyllabic words using several high-utility principles; sort past-tense and plural words by the sounds of inflection; explore word families derived from a common root; explore the role of prefixes and suffixes.
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Friday 15 May 8:30 AM

Legal update 3: A final deep dive into the most pressing topics in special education law.

This is the first of a series of sessions with Andrew Faust, esq. covering the most relevant topics in special education case law, IDEA, Chapter 14 and Section 504.
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Friday 15 May 9:00 AM

BOARDWORKS

Participants will have the opportunity to learn:
history behind the supplemental materials
how to access the materials
how to access curriculum materials
how to edit already created presentations
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Monday 18 May 9:00 AM

Non-Public Services

Nonpublic Administrator Timely and Meaningful Consultation

Timely and meaningful consultation with nonpublic administrators and LEAs to plan for 20-21 school year equitable nonpublic services.
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Tuesday 10 March 10:00 AM

Online CPE Credited Courses

A+ Ideas for Every Student's Success

This 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course is designed to improve academic performance, increase productivity, & encourage self-esteem in students through appropriate use of classroom management techniques & motivational strategies in the class. Time Frame: 3/2/20-4/6/20The participant will become acquainted with the various personality profiles, including their own, & strategies to encourage an atmosphere conducive to the students' ultimate learning ability. Participants will develop an awareness of how their profile interacts with student profiles & with this knowledge adapt lessons accordingly. The strategies will be presented to promote positive teacher/student interaction, gain insight on predicting a students' behavior, & knowing how to uniquely respond to the students differentiated styles. Participants will read the book "A+ Ideas For Every Student's Success", by Robert Rohm. This book will acquaint one with various profiles & strategies to encourage an atmosphere conducive to a Student's ultimate learning.Participants will participate in group discussions by replying to 2-3 participants per discussion panel. Open discussions provide an open communication between all participants, it also encourages participants to exchange ideas & strategies in a non threatening environment.Culminating Project: Participants will select one scenario from section 6 & give a reasonable explanation for the behavior of the four profile types according to Dr. Robert Rohm. They will also state the reaction of the teacher, giving an example of each profile.
Required Book: A+ Ideas For Every Student's Success, by Robert Rohm.
Order online at www.personalityinsights.com A welcome email will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how to participate in this event. Colleen Anzio is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
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Monday 02 March 12:00 AM

Supporting Students with Autism in Education

A 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course - With more and more students being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorders, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions & expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. Time Frame: 3/3/20-3/24/20
Session 1: Autism Spectrum-Examine the latest research from the National Institute of Mental Health on Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Aspergers
PDD-NOS
Autism

Session 2: Social Aspect of Autism-Explore the social idiosyncrasies of students with autism.
Modern movie portrayals of people with autism
Examine "The Social Code," a program to promote social inclusion
Social Stories

Session 3: Working with Students with Autism in your Classroom-Research strategies & interventions to utilize in the classroom when working with students with autism.
Multiple learning modalities
Promoting on task behavior
Defining teacher role vs. assistant role
Routines

Session 4: Setting your Classroom up for Success-Review teacher tested strategies for supporting students with autism in their classroom.
Create calm classroom climate
Build positive relationships between home and school
Augmentative and alternative communication options

Session 5: Autism and the Law-Examine current case studies dealing with students with autism in the classroom.
Case studies of current legal cases
IEP development
IEP implementation


This is an online course. An email will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event.
Michael and Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
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Tuesday 03 March 12:00 AM

Developing and Empowering Students as Creative and Critical Thinkers

This 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course takes a deeper look into creative and critical thinking and the importance of promoting both to ensure student success and college and career readiness. Time Frame: 3/4/20 - 4/3/20

It offers new and veteran teachers detailed information and practical strategies to effectively begin or enhance classroom instruction that will develop a classroom of creative and critical thinkers. The course focuses on increasing student achievement and learning outcomes through; understanding the foundations of thinking skills and learning theories, creating a learning environment for creative and critical thinking, analyzing how to develop critical thinkers, and exploring strategies and tools to assist educators in promoting and developing students as creative and critical thinkers, as well as problem solvers.

This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Ashleigh James is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 04 March 12:00 AM

Formative Assessment and the Differentiated Classroom

This 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course takes a deeper look into formative assessment and provides educators with a solid knowledge base on the topic. Time Frame: 3/4/20 - 4/3/20

It offers new and veteran teachers detailed information and practical strategies to effectively begin or enhance formative assessment and differentiated instruction in the classroom. The course focuses on increasing student achievement and learning outcomes through; understanding and implementing the elements of the formative assessment process in the classroom, using formative assessment data to inform instruction and develop tiered lessons that will address all student needs, and exploring strategies and tools to assist with the natural integration of formative assessment and differentiation into all educator's instruction.

Given a great number of resources and readings on formative assessment, by the end of this course, all participants will:
Identify, describe, evaluate and synthesize essential ideas while reading several articles and informative resources on formative assessment.
Apply learned information by developing formative assessment and differentiation strategies for the classroom.
Develop tiered lesson plans, as well as lesson plans focusing on GRR elements.
Implement formative assessment strategies and use collected student data to differentiate and inform instruction in the classroom.
Participate in online group discussions, synthesizing information, ideas, and opinions, and responding in an informative and professional manner.
Utilize online educational tools (examples of alternate methods of assessment) to complete assignments.

This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Ashleigh James is the instructor. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
Formative Assessment and the Differentiated Classroom - View Event Details
Wednesday 04 March 12:00 AM

Achieving Excellence: 14 Things That Matter Most

This 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course is designed to describe the beliefs, attitudes, and interactions that form an atmosphere conducive to learning in our best classrooms and schools. Time Frame: 3/6/20 - 4/8/20

This course focuses primarily on "specific things that great teachers, legendary teachers" do. The book "What Great Teachers Do Differently" is filled with strategies and ideas to motivate students. There are many meaningful websites to stimulate your students and simple suggestions that you can integrate into your current routine.

Required book: "What Great Teacher's Do Differently - 14 things that matter most"
By Todd Whitaker (May be purchased at Amazon or other book stores)

This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Colleen Anzio is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
Achieving Excellence: 14 Things That Matter Most - View Event Details
Friday 06 March 12:00 AM

Live, Laugh and Learn Through Educational Games

A two credit online (60 Act 48 Hours) course designed to provide educators an overview of benefits in using games as a source of reinforcement in the classroom. Time Frame: 3/6/20 - 3/26/20
Participants will be acquainted with the purpose of games, developing, adapting & implementing the appropriate game to fit their curriculum. They will become acquainted with the different types of games including, memory, physical & board games. Throughout the course participants will analyze, adapt, create & demonstrate the use of appropriate & effective learning tools based on readings, activities and group discussions. They will learn techniques used to improve motivation and learning through classroom experiments and games.
Participant will:
View several websites, lectures & videos, these resources will acquaint one with suggestions for establishing & developing many meaningful games to be used in the classroom setting.

Evaluate and synthesize information on creating a classroom climate that enhances academic learning by using games to promote and instill valuable social and educational skills in the classroom.

Be evaluated through participation in discussion groups, they must reply to at least 2-3 classmates for each lesson. The panels will provide positive feedback between class members by exchanging meaningful ideas & strategies within the group.
Culminating activities will include various educational games they devise & use in class that encourage the use of physical activity, memory games & board games as reinforcement strategies.

An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Colleen Anzio is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
Live, Laugh and Learn Through Educational Games - View Event Details
Friday 06 March 12:00 AM

Building Self Esteem in the Classroom to Achieve Success, Beat Bullying and to Foster a Positive Learning Environment

This is an online 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) Moodle course teaching a six step process to building self esteem in kids. Time Frame: 3/17/20 - 4/17/20

Objectives:
The participants will demonstrate that self esteem building is an important educational issue.
The participant will be able to identify and state three elements of good Digital Citizenship as defined by Pa Technology Standards.
Participants will take an online self esteem quiz at www.selfesteemawareness.com/selfesteem_quiz.htm to assess their current level of self esteem.
Participants will read and evaluate several articles that support positive self esteem in children and post a review of the article on our Moodle.
The participant will develop a six step plan to build self esteem in their students.

This course is an online Moodle class. Each Session is a series of lessons, video, written response, and other activities designed to lead the participant to the knowledge that will allow them to meet the session objective.


An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Josh Stein is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
Building Self Esteem in the Classroom to Achieve Success, Beat Bullying and to Foster a Positive Learning Environment - View Event Details
Tuesday 17 March 12:00 AM

Autism in Pop Culture

A 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course - With more and more students being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorders, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. Time Frame: 3/20/20 - 5/22/20

Session 1: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - The participant will read the book, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer.

Session 2: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time - The participant will read the book, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon

Session 3: Eye Contact - The participant will read the book, Eye Contact, by Cammie McGovern

Session 4: Napoleon Dynamite - The participant will view the movie, Napoleon Dynamite.

Session 5: Rain Man - The participant will view the movie, Rain Man.



This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Michael and Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
Autism in Pop Culture - View Event Details
Friday 20 March 12:00 AM

Addressing Learning Disabilities in Education

A 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course - Time Frame: 3/25/20 - 4/15/20

With approximately 7 to 8% of students being diagnosed with learning disabilities, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of learning disabilities in order to meet these students' needs. Given the information provided throughout the course, participants will have the opportunity to more completely understand what learning disabilities are, how they are identified and how they are managed in the educational setting. It is with this knowledge through viewing videos, examination of research, discussions amongst colleagues, review of legal cases, assessment of student case studies and development of sample lesson plans, IEP goals, accommodations and modifications, that participants will have tools to implement strategies within their classroom to promote student achievement for all students with learning disabilities.


This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Michael and Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
Addressing Learning Disabilities in Education - View Event Details
Wednesday 25 March 12:00 AM

ABC's on Teaching Strategies for Pre K -3

This 3 credit (90 Act 48 hours) online course is designed to focus on successful teaching instruction & strategies for preschool to grade 3. Time Frame: 4/3/20-5/5/20


Subject areas include the strategies for promoting: a comfortable learning environment, positive reinforcement, icebreakers, learning & literacy centers, organization skills for teacher & student, successful subject area lessons (math, language arts, social studies, science, art, music, physical education), & overall meaningful teaching and learning strategies. This course contains hundreds of activities & lessons that all teachers can access; and illustrates ways all students can participate in them.
Some Interpersonal skills for participants will include:
Read, discuss & implement strategies for promoting a comfortable learning environment.
Read meaningful articles & websites and be able to enforce positive reinforcement skills.
Some Academic skills include:
Read, analyze & develop successful teaching and learning activities for grades Pre K-3.

Participate & develop activities, techniques & strategies for Pre K-3, which include content areas. (math, social studies, science, reading, physical education, art, music)
Understand the various techniques to provide a positive learning environment.
Some Early Childhood Skills include:
Participant will read & develop activities to promote social interaction.
Participant will build a file of activities which promote physical activity while engaging in other forms of learning.
Participant will analyze & present activities which encourage curiosity and exploration for the student.
No book required, all work will be completed through websites and discussion panels.


Colleen Anzio is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
ABC's on Teaching Strategies for Pre K -3 - View Event Details
Friday 03 April 12:00 AM

Active and Engaging Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom

This 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course is designed to focus explicitly on inclusive classrooms and provides unique suggestions for meeting the needs of students with disabilities, including those with learning, cognitive, and sensory differences.Time Frame: 4/6/20 - 5/5/20

This course contains hundreds of familiar novel activities that all teachers can access; and illustrates ways all students can participate in them.

Participants will need to purchase and read the book "Joyful Learning-Active and Collaborative learning in Inclusive Classrooms" by Paula Kluth and Alice Udvari-Solner. This book will present a range of strategies that can be used at both the elementary and secondary levels to engage students in discussion, debate, creative thinking, questioning and teamwork. Providing classroom -tested examples, specific guidelines and reproducibles.


This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Colleen Anzio is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
Active and Engaging Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom - View Event Details
Monday 06 April 12:00 AM

New Look at Working with Students with Autism

A 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online Course - Time Frame: 4/17/20 - 5/8/20

With more and more students being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorders, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs.
Given a current research related to Autism Spectrum Disorder and best practices in working with students with such diagnosis, the course participants will be able to develop and implement sample IEPs for students with autism by writing about at least three (3) current legal case studies, with at least three (3) personal reactions to each case, and at least three (3) impacts to the field of education.


This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Michael and Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
New Look at Working with Students with Autism - View Event Details
Friday 17 April 12:00 AM

The Teacher's Toolbox Series: The 21st Century Educator

This Online 3 CPE (Continuing Professional Education) credit (90 Act 48 Hours) approved by the PA Dept of Education at a graduate level Moodle course is designed to persuade and encourage educators to use effective 21st century best teaching practices and to expose them to resources and techniques to facilitate this. Time Frame: 4/21/20 - 5/21/20
Objectives:
Participants will be able to identify their personal learning style. Participants will be able to describe at least 2 learning styles of current students.
The participant will be able to identify and state three elements of good Digital Citizenship as defined by Pa Technology Standards.
The participant will experience a variety of new technologies and will be able to describe educational uses for these technologies.
The participant will be able to describe; Chat rooms, Blogs, Wikis and forums.
The participant will be able to define and integrate three Formative Assessment practices in their community.

This course is an online Moodle class. Each Session is a series of lessons, video, written response, and other activities designed to lead the participant to the knowledge that will allow them to meet the session objective.

This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Josh Stein is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
The Teacher's Toolbox Series: The 21st Century Educator - View Event Details
Tuesday 21 April 12:00 AM

ADHD in Education

A 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course - With more & more students being diagnosed with ADHD, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions & expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. Time Frame: 5/11/20-6/1/20
Given current research related to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder & best practices in working with students with such diagnosis, participants will be able to analyze social behaviors students exhibit by developing at least three lessons, & at least two action plans to implement an enhanced program within a classroom setting.
Given a current research related to ADHD & best practices in working with students with such diagnosis, participants will be able to develop and implement sample IEPs for students with ADHD by writing about at least three current legal case studies, with at least three personal reactions to each case, & at least three impacts to the field of education.
Given a current research related to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder & best practices in working with students with such diagnosis, participants will be able to design a classroom management plan with at least five positive behavior supports, at least three ways in which student independence can be enhanced, & at least three ways in which support personnel are valued in the process.
Exploring positive behavior supports in a meaningful way in a classroom setting opens multiple pathways for learning. The course was designed to provide practical strategies for appropriate implementation within a classroom setting.


This is an online course. An email will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Michael and Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
ADHD in Education - View Event Details
Monday 11 May 12:00 AM

CPI/CPR Catalog

CPR and First Aid

Comprehensive CPR, First Aid and AED Training by the Emergency Care and Safety Institute. Certificates are good for two years.

CPR and First Aid cards for IU staff and contractors will be filed in employee's file. CPR and First Aid cards will be mailed to external participants.

The BCIU is now only offering CPR and First Aid training as a HYBRID workshop. This means that the first part of the workshop is taken online (knowledge) and the second part is face-to-face (demonstration of skills). You must complete the knowledge portion of the test before you attend the face-to-face demonstration of skills.

Steps to follow:

1. Register online here for the date you want to demonstrate the skills you acquired.

2. Two weeks before the date of the demonstration of skills portion of the workshop, you will be sent an email with directions on how to log on to the ECSI website and participate in the knowledge portion of the workshop.

3. You will take an online test at the end of the knowledge portion. Upon successful completion of this test, you will receive a certificate. You will print out your certificate. You MUST bring the certificate with you to the skills portion of the workshop.

4. Go to the face-to-face skills class. Time is open ended. You may come anytime between the hours listed. It should only take 10-15 minutes for you to show the instructor the skills you have mastered through the online learning. There will be a sign in sheet for verification of your attendance.


Cut off date for registration is two weeks (approximately) before Demonstration date.
CPR and First Aid - View Event Details
Tuesday 21 April 3:30 PM

CPR and First Aid

Comprehensive CPR, First Aid and AED Training by the Emergency Care and Safety Institute. Certificates are good for two years.

CPR and First Aid cards for IU staff and contractors will be filed in employee's file. CPR and First Aid cards will be mailed to external participants.

The BCIU is now only offering CPR and First Aid training as a HYBRID workshop. This means that the first part of the workshop is taken online (knowledge) and the second part is face-to-face (demonstration of skills). You must complete the knowledge portion of the test before you attend the face-to-face demonstration of skills.

Steps to follow:

1. Register online here for the date you want to demonstrate the skills you acquired.

2. Two weeks before the date of the demonstration of skills portion of the workshop, you will be sent an email with directions on how to log on to the ECSI website and participate in the knowledge portion of the workshop.

3. You will take an online test at the end of the knowledge portion. Upon successful completion of this test, you will receive a certificate. You will print out your certificate. You MUST bring the certificate with you to the skills portion of the workshop.

4. Go to the face-to-face skills class. Time is open ended. You may come anytime between the hours listed. It should only take 10-15 minutes for you to show the instructor the skills you have mastered through the online learning. There will be a sign in sheet for verification of your attendance.


Cut off date for registration is two weeks (approximately) before Demonstration date.
CPR and First Aid - View Event Details
Monday 11 May 3:30 PM

CPR and First Aid for ESY Staff

Comprehensive CPR, First Aid and AED Training by the Emergency Care and Safety Institute. Certificates are good for two years.

CPR and First Aid cards for IU staff and contractors will be filed in employee's file. CPR and First Aid cards will be mailed to external participants.

The BCIU is now only offering CPR and First Aid training as a HYBRID workshop. This means that the first part of the workshop is taken online (knowledge) and the second part is face-to-face (demonstration of skills). You must complete the knowledge portion of the test before you attend the face-to-face demonstration of skills.

Steps to follow:

1. Register online here for the date you want to demonstrate the skills you acquired.

2. Two weeks before the date of the demonstration of skills portion of the workshop, you will be sent an email with directions on how to log on to the ECSI website and participate in the knowledge portion of the workshop.

3. You will take an online test at the end of the knowledge portion. Upon successful completion of this test, you will receive a certificate. You will print out your certificate. You MUST bring the certificate with you to the skills portion of the workshop.

4. Go to the face-to-face skills class. Time is open ended. You may come anytime between the hours listed. It should only take 10-15 minutes for you to show the instructor the skills you have mastered through the online learning. There will be a sign in sheet for verification of your attendance.


Cut off date for registration is two weeks (approximately) before Demonstration date.
CPR and First Aid for ESY Staff - View Event Details
Wednesday 10 June 3:30 PM

CPR and First Aid

Comprehensive CPR, First Aid and AED Training by the Emergency Care and Safety Institute. Certificates are good for two years.

CPR and First Aid cards for IU staff and contractors will be filed in employee's file. CPR and First Aid cards will be mailed to external participants.

The BCIU is now only offering CPR and First Aid training as a HYBRID workshop. This means that the first part of the workshop is taken online (knowledge) and the second part is face-to-face (demonstration of skills). You must complete the knowledge portion of the test before you attend the face-to-face demonstration of skills.

Steps to follow:

1. Register online here for the date you want to demonstrate the skills you acquired.

2. Two weeks before the date of the demonstration of skills portion of the workshop, you will be sent an email with directions on how to log on to the ECSI website and participate in the knowledge portion of the workshop.

3. You will take an online test at the end of the knowledge portion. Upon successful completion of this test, you will receive a certificate. You will print out your certificate. You MUST bring the certificate with you to the skills portion of the workshop.

4. Go to the face-to-face skills class. Time is open ended. You may come anytime between the hours listed. It should only take 10-15 minutes for you to show the instructor the skills you have mastered through the online learning. There will be a sign in sheet for verification of your attendance.


Cut off date for registration is two weeks (approximately) before Demonstration date.
CPR and First Aid - View Event Details
Monday 14 September 3:30 PM

CPR and First Aid

Comprehensive CPR, First Aid and AED Training by the Emergency Care and Safety Institute. Certificates are good for two years.

CPR and First Aid cards for IU staff and contractors will be filed in employee's file. CPR and First Aid cards will be mailed to external participants.

The BCIU is now only offering CPR and First Aid training as a HYBRID workshop. This means that the first part of the workshop is taken online (knowledge) and the second part is face-to-face (demonstration of skills). You must complete the knowledge portion of the test before you attend the face-to-face demonstration of skills.

Steps to follow:

1. Register online here for the date you want to demonstrate the skills you acquired.

2. Two weeks before the date of the demonstration of skills portion of the workshop, you will be sent an email with directions on how to log on to the ECSI website and participate in the knowledge portion of the workshop.

3. You will take an online test at the end of the knowledge portion. Upon successful completion of this test, you will receive a certificate. You will print out your certificate. You MUST bring the certificate with you to the skills portion of the workshop.

4. Go to the face-to-face skills class. Time is open ended. You may come anytime between the hours listed. It should only take 10-15 minutes for you to show the instructor the skills you have mastered through the online learning. There will be a sign in sheet for verification of your attendance.


Cut off date for registration is two weeks (approximately) before Demonstration date.
CPR and First Aid - View Event Details
Wednesday 14 October 3:30 PM

CPR and First Aid

Comprehensive CPR, First Aid and AED Training by the Emergency Care and Safety Institute. Certificates are good for two years.

CPR and First Aid cards for IU staff and contractors will be filed in employee's file. CPR and First Aid cards will be mailed to external participants.

The BCIU is now only offering CPR and First Aid training as a HYBRID workshop. This means that the first part of the workshop is taken online (knowledge) and the second part is face-to-face (demonstration of skills). You must complete the knowledge portion of the test before you attend the face-to-face demonstration of skills.

Steps to follow:

1. Register online here for the date you want to demonstrate the skills you acquired.

2. Two weeks before the date of the demonstration of skills portion of the workshop, you will be sent an email with directions on how to log on to the ECSI website and participate in the knowledge portion of the workshop.

3. You will take an online test at the end of the knowledge portion. Upon successful completion of this test, you will receive a certificate. You will print out your certificate. You MUST bring the certificate with you to the skills portion of the workshop.

4. Go to the face-to-face skills class. Time is open ended. You may come anytime between the hours listed. It should only take 10-15 minutes for you to show the instructor the skills you have mastered through the online learning. There will be a sign in sheet for verification of your attendance.


Cut off date for registration is two weeks (approximately) before Demonstration date.
CPR and First Aid - View Event Details
Monday 16 November 3:30 PM

CPR and First Aid

Comprehensive CPR, First Aid and AED Training by the Emergency Care and Safety Institute. Certificates are good for two years.

CPR and First Aid cards for IU staff and contractors will be filed in employee's file. CPR and First Aid cards will be mailed to external participants.

The BCIU is now only offering CPR and First Aid training as a HYBRID workshop. This means that the first part of the workshop is taken online (knowledge) and the second part is face-to-face (demonstration of skills). You must complete the knowledge portion of the test before you attend the face-to-face demonstration of skills.

Steps to follow:

1. Register online here for the date you want to demonstrate the skills you acquired.

2. Two weeks before the date of the demonstration of skills portion of the workshop, you will be sent an email with directions on how to log on to the ECSI website and participate in the knowledge portion of the workshop.

3. You will take an online test at the end of the knowledge portion. Upon successful completion of this test, you will receive a certificate. You will print out your certificate. You MUST bring the certificate with you to the skills portion of the workshop.

4. Go to the face-to-face skills class. Time is open ended. You may come anytime between the hours listed. It should only take 10-15 minutes for you to show the instructor the skills you have mastered through the online learning. There will be a sign in sheet for verification of your attendance.


Cut off date for registration is two weeks (approximately) before Demonstration date.
CPR and First Aid - View Event Details
Monday 08 February 3:30 PM

Act 45 Hours

Act 45: New Hope District Level Improvement Planning

As a result of this program, New Hope district leaders will analyze their own district's data and then apply that analyses to a systems-based approach to identify the root causes of their most pressing concerns. Based on this identification district leaders will develop at least one action plan that has a clear goal, research-based strategies, and a series of implementation steps. The action plan will contain clear indicators of effectiveness based on improved student achievement.
Participants will be able to explain the process of developing a district-level improvement plan.
Participants will be able to defend the creation and use of a district-level improvement plan as a method to improve student achievement
Participants will be able to organize and disaggregate multiple sources of data.
Participants will be able to analyze and explain the connections between different sources of data.
Participants will be able to conduct and explain a root cause analysis connecting district system characteristics and data to a specified student achievement concern.
Participants will be able to develop and explain a district-level improvement plan that addresses specific student achievement concerns.
Act 45: New Hope District Level Improvement Planning - View Event Details
Friday 31 July 8:00 AM

Board Meetings

Board Meeting

Meetings begin at 7:00 pm in the Bucks IU Board Room (705 N. Shady Retreat Rd., Doylestown PA 18901) unless otherwise notifed.
Board Meeting - View Event Details
Tuesday 17 March 7:00 PM