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Classroom Monitor Certification Course

Classroom Monitor Certification Course

Classroom Monitor Certification Course - View Event Details
Wednesday 01 March 8:00AM

Programs & Services

Teach Happier: Closure, Reflection, & Next Steps

This is the sixth of a 6-session series entitled "Teach Happier: Small Shifts, Big Gifts" presented by Suzanne Dailey, author of the Teach Happier Podcast (www.suzannedailey.com).
The six sessions are designed to support educators as we finish out the 2021-2022 school year. Suzanne encourages us as educators to rally for the 4th quarter of the year and muster up as much energy, optimism, and purpose as possible. Sessions will build upon one another throughout the series, but they are also meaningful if you can only attend a few.
*FREE TO ALL BUCKS COUNTY EDUCATORS*

SESSION 6: In this culminating session, we will review and extend some of the concepts learned in our time together and consider how we can share this information with our students. We will also learn about resources that can be examined over the summer to rest and begin the next school year feeling content, aligned, and balanced. Time will be given to ask Suzanne clarifying questions that will help guide your ongoing learning.


    Participants will learn realistic, manageable, and proactive strategies based in positive psychology that will help educators achieve work/life satisfaction as we navigate this unique time of teaching.
    Participants will learn that these small and manageable shifts, practiced over time, will help educators to teach happier, parent happier, partner happier, work happier, and increase our overall happiness and well-being.
    Participants will build their knowledge of positive psychology over the course of the 6 sessions.
Teach Happier: Closure, Reflection, & Next Steps - View Event Details
Thursday 19 May 4:00 PM

LETRS Classic Edition Module 3: Spellography for Teachers: How English Spelling Works

This module explores the structure and history of English spelling from several angles: historical layers in English orthography; phoneme-grapheme correspondences; letter patterns in orthography, including syllable types; orthographic rules; and meaningful word parts (morphemes). The module clarifies differences between syllables and morphemes and between irregular and high-frequency words. Many exercises allow teachers to develop confidence with phonics, spelling, and word study.

Competencies:
Teacher knowledge
assessment
instruction
LETRS Classic Edition Module 3: Spellography for Teachers: How English Spelling Works - View Event Details
Thursday 19 May 4:30 PM

K-12 School Guidance Plan Spring Meeting

This meeting will support district teams with updating and sustaining their K-12 Guidance Plans. The format for the 1 1/2-hour meeting will include the Future Ready Comprehensive Planning Portal requirements for submitting your plan, updates on the Career Ready Bucks website and some spring pilots, and an opportunity to hear from all participating teams regarding successes and challenges this year. Team planning time will be provided for the final half hour of the meeting.

Participants will learn how to update their K-12 Guidance Plan to align with the FRCPP.

Participants will be able to determine how the Career Ready Bucks website could support their planning for 2022-2023.

Participants will be able to review and revise goals for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.
K-12 School Guidance Plan Spring Meeting - View Event Details
Wednesday 25 May 9:00 AM

SEL Endorsement Course 3: Behavior and Mental Health Literacy

This course is the third of four courses of PDE's Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness for PK-12 Students Endorsement. In this course, candidates will develop an understanding of the characteristics of mental illness in children and youth and the impact this may have on learning and behavior for PK-12 students. Candidates will recognize how these experiences and conditions can impact growth, development and learning of children and adolescents and the important role that educators and schools can play in reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors.
Participants registering for Graduate Credits will pay the course fee directly to the University. Please select the corresponding payment option when registering. In addition, participants interested in graduate credit, must register by Friday, May 6, 2022. More details will be emailed.
The virtual course starts on Monday, May 23, 2022 and extends to Sunday, July 10, 2022. In addition to the asynchronous assignments, participants will meet each Thursday for seven weeks for a 3-hour synchronous session with the course instructor, Judy Heath, LSW.
The days for the synchronous sessions are as follows:
Thurs., May 26, 2022, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thurs., June 2, 2022, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thurs., June 9, 2021, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thurs., June 16, 2022, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thurs., June 23, 2022, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thurs., June 30, 2022, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thurs., July 7, 2022, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
SEL Endorsement Course 3: Behavior and Mental Health Literacy - View Event Details
Thursday 26 May 4:30 PM

K-12 School Guidance Plan Spring Meeting

This meeting will support district teams with updating and sustaining their K-12 Guidance Plans. The format for the 1 1/2-hour meeting will include the Future Ready Comprehensive Planning Portal requirements for submitting your plan, updates on the Career Ready Bucks website and some spring pilots, and an opportunity to hear from all participating teams regarding successes and challenges this year. Team planning time will be provided for the final half hour of the meeting.

Participants will learn how to update their K-12 Guidance Plan to align with the FRCPP.

Participants will be able to determine how the Career Ready Bucks website could support their planning for 2022-2023.

Participants will be able to review and revise goals for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.
K-12 School Guidance Plan Spring Meeting - View Event Details
Tuesday 31 May 1:00 PM

CMU Computer Science Academy CS1 Train the Teacher

In this 2-day, 12-hour workshop, secondary educators will be introduced to the Carnegie Melon University's FREE CS Academy coding program. Educators will discuss and reflect upon cultural responsiveness in computer science, collaboration in a CS classroom, and inspiring student creativity through coding. This program is designed as an entry-point for students into python coding and contains over 120 hours of instruction through graphics and animations.
Participants will engage with the CMU CS Academy program to lay the groundwork for basic python coding.
Participants will discuss and reflect upon cultural responsiveness in computer science.
Participants will learn strategies to promote collaboration and creativity through python coding
CMU Computer Science Academy CS1 Train the Teacher - View Event Details
Tuesday 02 August 8:30 AM

Introduction to STEAM Education

STEM ENDORSEMENT COURSE 1: INTRODUCTION TO STEAM EDUCATION

This course will provide educators with a strong foundation in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Education, introducing students to each of the STEAM disciplines and their corresponding academic standards.

This course is one of four courses that was mutually developed by the Bucks IU and Delaware Valley University and comprise the Bucks IU's STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) Approach to the PDE STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Endorsement.

Participants will:
develop an understanding of each letter of the STEAM acronym
create and present a 'Fixer Upper' lesson by converting a traditional science, math, or art lesson into a STEAM lesson
develop a lesson that includes integrated STEAM learning
Introduction to STEAM Education - View Event Details
Wednesday 07 September 4:30 PM

Classroom Monitor Certification Course

REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED UP UNTIL JUNE 30, 2023. This course fulfills the training requirement for individuals eligible to apply for the Classroom Monitor permit through PDE. Upon completion of this asynchronous virtual 3-hour training and a post-training reflection form, participants will be issued a certificate that must be submitted as part of the Classroom Monitor application process. The certificate issued by the Bucks IU will be valid through June 30, 2023.
Classroom Monitor Certification Course - View Event Details
Wednesday 01 March 8:00 AM

Special Education

ParaEd: Low-Intensity Strategies

In this session, participants will be introduced to low-intensity classroom management strategies. When implemented consistently, these strategies can lead to significant improvements in student behavior. They can be easily be embedded within academic instruction, can decrease student disruptive behavior and increase academic engagement.

SYNCHRONOUS:Content will be presented through a live Zoom meeting. Please create a Zoom account with your full first and last name in advance and make sure your software is up to date. Participants will receive an email from the presenter with the Zoom link at least 24 hours in advance. This communication will be sent to the email address associated with your MLP/Frontline account. In order to receive credit for participation, your Zoom name needs to be complete and accurate (you may need to rename at the start of the meeting, in place of using a phone number) and you will need to complete a Google Exit Ticket.


    Participants will be introduced to various low-intensity strategies.
    Participants will learn how to embed these strategies into daily practice.
    Participants will learn the benefits of implementing this strategies.
ParaEd: Low-Intensity Strategies - View Event Details
Wednesday 18 May 4:30 PM

LETRS 3rd Edition Course 2

This course is only open to those individuals that took part in Course 1 during the Fall of 2021.


LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) is an empowering professional development course of study for instructors of reading, spelling, and related language skills. LETRS creates expert teachers of the English language so teachers can, in turn, give their students a deep understanding of how English works.

LETRS provides knowledge, skill development and effective application of both knowledge and skill into the classroom setting. Teachers and instructional support personnel are provided with quality training through the application of Scientifically Based Reading Research (SBRR) to reading instruction, assessment, diagnosis, progress monitoring and intervention, and instructional effectiveness among others. Within the full course, the participants will learn, engage, apply and reflect upon the following essential components:

In-depth knowledge based on seminal works and the most current research regarding what, when, and how language skills are most effectively and efficiently taught.
Ways to assess student language development for prevention and intervention of reading disabilities/difficulties.
Guidance on how to plan and focus instruction in both word recognition and comprehension instruction.
Information on how to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students including English language learners.

Learning will occur as participants explore a full experience with these topics:
Teaching Beginning Phonics
Word Recognition, and Spelling (Unit 3)
Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition (Unit 4)

Teacher Knowledge
Assessment
Instruction

LETRS 3rd Edition Course 2 - View Event Details
Tuesday 24 May 4:30 PM

Online CPE Credited Courses

Supporting Students with Autism in Education

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course offered through a partnership w/ Immaculata University. At registration participants have the option to add Immaculata University graduate credit.Time Frame: 5/25/2022 - 6/15/2022

With more students being diagnosed w/ Autism Spectrum disorders, it's important for educators to examine their perceptions & expand their knowledge base of this disability category.
Session 1-Autism Spectrum:Examine the latest research
Aspergers
PDD-NOS
Autism

Session 2-Social Aspect of Autism:Explore the social idiosyncrasies of students with autism.
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 the classroom:Research strategies & interventions to utilize.
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.
Create calm classroom climate
Build positive relationships between home & school
Augmentative & alternative communication options

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

*The cost of the grad. credit is $600 ($200 per credit) in addition to the base fee for the course. Once the course starts the decision to add (or not) Immaculata credit is final. Upon successful conclusion of the course students will receive a transcript from Immaculata University.
Michael & Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of program. For registration questions email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
Supporting Students with Autism in Education - View Event Details
Wednesday 25 May 12:00 AM

Addressing Learning Disabilities in Education

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course offered through a partnership with Immaculata University. At registration course participants have the option to add Immaculata University graduate credit to the course (read below for additional details). Time Frame: 6/1/2022 - 6/22/2022

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.

*The cost of the graduate credit is $600 ($200 per credit) in addition to the base fee for the course. Once the course starts the decision to add (or not) Immaculata credit is final. At the successful conclusion of the course students will receive a transcript from Immaculata University.

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: cmarch@bucksiu.org
Addressing Learning Disabilities in Education - View Event Details
Wednesday 01 June 12:00 AM

A New Look at Working with Students with Autism

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course offered through a partnership with Immaculata University. At registration course participants have the option to add Immaculata University graduate credit to the course (read additional details below). Time Frame: 6/8/2022 - 6/29/2022
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.
Given current research related to ADHD & best practices in working with students with such diagnosis, participants will be able to analyze social behaviors students exhibit by developing at least 3 lessons and at least 2 action plans to implement an enhanced program within a classroom setting. Will be able to develop and implement sample IEPs for students with ADHD by writing about at least 3 current legal case studies, with at least 3 personal reactions to each case and at least 3 impacts to the field of education. Participants will be able to design a classroom management plan with at least 5 positive behavior supports, at least 3 ways in which student independence can be enhanced, and at least 3 ways in which support personnel are valued in the process.
An email will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event.
*The cost of the graduate credit is $600 ($200 per credit) in addition to the base fee for the course. Once the course starts the decision to add (or not) Immaculata credit is final. At the successful conclusion of the course students will receive a transcript from Immaculata University.
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: cmarch@bucksiu.org
A New Look at Working with Students with Autism - View Event Details
Tuesday 07 June 12:00 AM

Adopting a Growth Mindset in Education

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course offered through a partnership with Immaculata University. At registration course participants have the option to add Immaculata University graduate credit to the course (read additional details below). Time Frame: 6/15/2022 - 07/6/2022

A growth mindset is the belief that intelligence can be developed with effort. Students with a growth mindset understand they can get "smarter" through hard work, the use of effective strategies, and getting help from others when needed. A fixed mindset is the belief that intelligence is a fixed trait handed out at birth. Course participants will review the research about the brain and how the brain, like a muscle, changes and grows in response to challenge. Throughout the course we will explore how we, as educators, can praise students for effort and process rather than praising them for being "smart." Participants will take with them practical strategies to implement whether they are teachers, counselors, speech therapists, nurses, parents, or simply anyone who wants to learn more about fostering a growth mindset in themselves or others.

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.

The cost of the graduate credit is $600 ($200 per credit) in addition to the base fee for the course. Once the course starts the decision to add (or not) Immaculata credit is final. At the successful conclusion of the course students will receive a transcript from Immaculata University.
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: cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 15 June 12:00 AM

ADHD in Education

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course offered through a partnership with Immaculata University. At registration course participants have the option to add Immaculata University graduate credit to the course (read additional details below).Time Frame: 6/22/2022 - 7/13/2022
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.
Given current research related to ADHD & best practices in working with students with such diagnosis, participants will be able to analyze social behaviors students exhibit by developing at least 3 lessons and at least 2 action plans to implement an enhanced program within a classroom setting. Will be able to develop and implement sample IEPs for students with ADHD by writing about at least 3 current legal case studies, with at least 3 personal reactions to each case and at least 3 impacts to the field of education. Participants will be able to design a classroom management plan with at least 5 positive behavior supports, at least 3 ways in which student independence can be enhanced, and at least 3 ways in which support personnel are valued in the process.
An email will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event.
*The cost of the graduate credit is $600 ($200 per credit) in addition to the base fee for the course. Once the course starts the decision to add (or not) Immaculata credit is final. At the successful conclusion of the course students will receive a transcript from Immaculata University.
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:cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 22 June 12:00 AM

Autism in Pop Culture

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course offered through a partnership with Immaculata University. At registration course participants have the option to add Immaculata University graduate credit to the course (read below for additional detials).Time Frame: 6/22/2022 - 7/27/2022
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.
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.

*The cost of the graduate credit is $600 ($200 per credit) in addition to the base fee for the course. Once the course starts the decision to add (or not) Immaculata credit is final. At the successful conclusion of the course students will receive a transcript from Immaculata University.

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: cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 22 June 12:00 AM

Supporting Students with Autism in Education

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course offered through a partnership w/ Immaculata University. At registration participants have the option to add Immaculata University graduate credit.Time Frame: 7/13/2022 - 8/3/2022.

With more students being diagnosed w/ Autism Spectrum disorders, it's important for educators to examine their perceptions & expand their knowledge base of this disability category.
Session 1-Autism Spectrum:Examine the latest research
Aspergers
PDD-NOS
Autism

Session 2-Social Aspect of Autism:Explore the social idiosyncrasies of students with autism.
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 the classroom:Research strategies & interventions to utilize.
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.
Create calm classroom climate
Build positive relationships between home & school
Augmentative & alternative communication options

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

*The cost of the grad. credit is $600 ($200 per credit) in addition to the base fee for the course. Once the course starts the decision to add (or not) Immaculata credit is final. Upon successful conclusion of the course students will receive a transcript from Immaculata University.
Michael & Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of program. For registration questions email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
Supporting Students with Autism in Education - View Event Details
Wednesday 13 July 12:00 AM

Addressing Learning Disabilities in Education

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course offered through a partnership with Immaculata University. At registration course participants have the option to add Immaculata University graduate credit to the course (read below for additional details). Time Frame: 7/20/2022 - 8/10/2022.

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.

*The cost of the graduate credit is $600 ($200 per credit) in addition to the base fee for the course. Once the course starts the decision to add (or not) Immaculata credit is final. At the successful conclusion of the course students will receive a transcript from Immaculata University.

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: cmarch@bucksiu.org
Addressing Learning Disabilities in Education - View Event Details
Wednesday 20 July 12:00 AM

A New Look at Working with Students with Autism

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course offered through a partnership with Immaculata University. At registration course participants have the option to add Immaculata University graduate credit to the course (read additional details below). Time Frame: 7/27/2022 - 8/17/2022
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.
Given current research related to ADHD & best practices in working with students with such diagnosis, participants will be able to analyze social behaviors students exhibit by developing at least 3 lessons and at least 2 action plans to implement an enhanced program within a classroom setting. Will be able to develop and implement sample IEPs for students with ADHD by writing about at least 3 current legal case studies, with at least 3 personal reactions to each case and at least 3 impacts to the field of education. Participants will be able to design a classroom management plan with at least 5 positive behavior supports, at least 3 ways in which student independence can be enhanced, and at least 3 ways in which support personnel are valued in the process.
An email will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event.
*The cost of the graduate credit is $600 ($200 per credit) in addition to the base fee for the course. Once the course starts the decision to add (or not) Immaculata credit is final. At the successful conclusion of the course students will receive a transcript from Immaculata University.
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: cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Tuesday 26 July 12:00 AM

Adopting a Growth Mindset in Education

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course offered through a partnership with Immaculata University. At registration course participants have the option to add Immaculata University graduate credit to the course (read additional details below). Time Frame: 8/3/2022 - 8/24/2022

A growth mindset is the belief that intelligence can be developed with effort. Students with a growth mindset understand they can get "smarter" through hard work, the use of effective strategies, and getting help from others when needed. A fixed mindset is the belief that intelligence is a fixed trait handed out at birth. Course participants will review the research about the brain and how the brain, like a muscle, changes and grows in response to challenge. Throughout the course we will explore how we, as educators, can praise students for effort and process rather than praising them for being "smart." Participants will take with them practical strategies to implement whether they are teachers, counselors, speech therapists, nurses, parents, or simply anyone who wants to learn more about fostering a growth mindset in themselves or others.

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.

The cost of the graduate credit is $600 ($200 per credit) in addition to the base fee for the course. Once the course starts the decision to add (or not) Immaculata credit is final. At the successful conclusion of the course students will receive a transcript from Immaculata University.
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: cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 03 August 12:00 AM

Autism in Pop Culture

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course offered through a partnership with Immaculata University. At registration course participants have the option to add Immaculata University graduate credit to the course (read below for additional detials).Time Frame: 8/10/2022 - 10/5/2022
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.
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.

*The cost of the graduate credit is $600 ($200 per credit) in addition to the base fee for the course. Once the course starts the decision to add (or not) Immaculata credit is final. At the successful conclusion of the course students will receive a transcript from Immaculata University.

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: cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 10 August 12:00 AM

ADHD in Education

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course offered through a partnership with Immaculata University. At registration course participants have the option to add Immaculata University graduate credit to the course (read additional details below).Time Frame: 8/17/2022 - 9/7/2022
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.
Given current research related to ADHD & best practices in working with students with such diagnosis, participants will be able to analyze social behaviors students exhibit by developing at least 3 lessons and at least 2 action plans to implement an enhanced program within a classroom setting. Will be able to develop and implement sample IEPs for students with ADHD by writing about at least 3 current legal case studies, with at least 3 personal reactions to each case and at least 3 impacts to the field of education. Participants will be able to design a classroom management plan with at least 5 positive behavior supports, at least 3 ways in which student independence can be enhanced, and at least 3 ways in which support personnel are valued in the process.
An email will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event.
*The cost of the graduate credit is $600 ($200 per credit) in addition to the base fee for the course. Once the course starts the decision to add (or not) Immaculata credit is final. At the successful conclusion of the course students will receive a transcript from Immaculata University.
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:cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 17 August 12:00 AM

Supporting Students with Autism in Education

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course offered through a partnership w/ Immaculata University. At registration participants have the option to add Immaculata University graduate credit.Time Frame: 8/24/2022 - 9/14/2022.

With more students being diagnosed w/ Autism Spectrum disorders, it's important for educators to examine their perceptions & expand their knowledge base of this disability category.
Session 1-Autism Spectrum:Examine the latest research
Aspergers
PDD-NOS
Autism

Session 2-Social Aspect of Autism:Explore the social idiosyncrasies of students with autism.
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 the classroom:Research strategies & interventions to utilize.
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.
Create calm classroom climate
Build positive relationships between home & school
Augmentative & alternative communication options

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

*The cost of the grad. credit is $600 ($200 per credit) in addition to the base fee for the course. Once the course starts the decision to add (or not) Immaculata credit is final. Upon successful conclusion of the course students will receive a transcript from Immaculata University.
Michael & Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of program. For registration questions email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
Supporting Students with Autism in Education - View Event Details
Wednesday 24 August 12:00 AM

Addressing Learning Disabilities in Education

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course offered through a partnership with Immaculata University. At registration course participants have the option to add Immaculata University graduate credit to the course (read below for additional details). Time Frame: 8/31/2022 - 9/21/2022.

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.

*The cost of the graduate credit is $600 ($200 per credit) in addition to the base fee for the course. Once the course starts the decision to add (or not) Immaculata credit is final. At the successful conclusion of the course students will receive a transcript from Immaculata University.

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: cmarch@bucksiu.org
Addressing Learning Disabilities in Education - View Event Details
Wednesday 31 August 12:00 AM

Bucks IU Board of School Directors Meetings

Bucks IU Board of School Directors Meetings

Bucks IU Board of School Directors Meetings - View Event Details
Tuesday 21 June 7:00 PM

Fab Lab

STEAM Saturday - 3, 2, 1 Blast Off!

Kids will have a BLAST as they combine physics and engineering to explore the science behind rocketry. This STEAM Saturday session will bring kids’ creativity to life while they design rockets to shoot to the Moon! Kids will be challenged to learn about the aerodynamics of flight and engage in various activities that combine fabrication with the Fab Lab's Design Process. Kids will create their very own rocket to bring home! This session is sure to be out of this world!
STEAM Saturday - 3, 2, 1 Blast Off! - View Event Details
Saturday 21 May 8:30 AM

Superhero Robots - Fab Lab Summer Camp Week 1

During Superhero Robot week, Fab Lab campers will transform their robots into their own creative superhero character and learn to ‘code’ (give their robot directions) so they have superhero abilities. Superhero robots use special skills to fly, climb, jump, shapeshift, and have other superpowers. Campers will use a wide variety of robots (depending on their age), such as Ozobots, Dash, Lego WeDo, Sphero, and Finch to use their imaginations to combine creativity, design, construction, building, and coding! This is guaranteed to be a whole lot of FUN!
Superhero Robots - Fab Lab Summer Camp Week 1 - View Event Details
Monday 20 June 9:00 AM

Get Creative with STEM+Art -Fab Lab Summer Camp Week 2

Kids will put their imagination and creativity to the test as they learn how to use our very simple, easy to use design software (FabMaker Studio) to create 2D and 3D designs. They will then bring their creations to life using craft cutters, art materials, and basic electronic materials. During this week-long camp, kids will learn how to manipulate ready-made designs and create their own fun designs from scratch as they use their personal artistic style to produce interesting and unique masterpieces! Our instructors will meet all kids where they are with their expertise and comfort level with designing to make sure everyone is successful and is able to bring their creations to life!
Get Creative with STEM+Art -Fab Lab Summer Camp Week 2 - View Event Details
Monday 27 June 9:00 AM

Party Like a Rock Star - Fab Lab Summer Camp Week 3

Fab Lab Campers will transform into Rock Stars this week as they design, create, and build musical instruments! Campers will explore and investigate how different materials make sound and use their creativity to make their own music! Throughout the week, campers will use all that the Fab Lab offers to create their instruments: they will use simple computer science programs, circuitry, and the laser cutter to build instruments and then perform electronic music live!
Party Like a Rock Star - Fab Lab Summer Camp Week 3 - View Event Details
Monday 11 July 9:00 AM

Interactive Engineering Challenges with Robots - Fab Lab Summer Camp Week 4

Fab Lab Campers will begin each day with an exciting engineering challenge - a task that asks them to use their imagination to design and create a solution! Campers will work in partners or a small group to solve fun challenges with engineering and design skills. As a special bonus challenge, campers will use robots to solve engineering challenges throughout the week! Above all, the challenges will be FUN! Are you up for the challenge?
Interactive Engineering Challenges with Robots - Fab Lab Summer Camp Week 4 - View Event Details
Monday 18 July 9:00 AM

Carnival Extravaganze - Fab Lab Summer Camp Week 5

During Carnival Extravaganza week, kids will explore the science, engineering, and creativity behind carnival rides and games! From roller coasters to arcade games, campers will be engaged in challenges to create interactive games and rides. Campers will learn about the design process and embark on mini projects that revolve around the world of design and engineering. This week will combine the best of everything the Fab Lab has to offer: robots and coding, creating things with digital fabrication, electronics, circuitry, and more to bring the carnival to life!
Carnival Extravaganze - Fab Lab Summer Camp Week 5 - View Event Details
Monday 25 July 9:00 AM

Dive into 3D Design - Fab Lab Summer Camp Week 6

Fab Lab Campers will become designers and makers as they learn how to use the best of what the Fab Lab has to offer: software programs that allow them to make things on 3D printers, the laser cutter, paper fabrication machines, and much more! Different aged campers will use different software programs and machines that are age-appropriate, allow for everyone to be personally engaged, and have FUN! All projects will take on a summertime theme this week, as we truly ‘dive into design!’ The week will culminate in a special t-shirt design session, where each camper will design their own t-shirt!
Dive into 3D Design - Fab Lab Summer Camp Week 6 - View Event Details
Monday 01 August 9:00 AM

Minecraft Explorations - Fab Lab Summer Camp Week 7

Fab Lab Campers will build, mine, and explore the ever-changing Minecraft Education landscape. Kids of all ages are invited to learn how to design and develop worlds inside the Minecraft platform, learn how to program and code using Minecraft Make Code assets, and develop other STEAM skills while they are knee-deep in the game. To extend the game of Minecraft, campers will also build a real-life replica of their Minecraft world using Fab Lab tools and materials!
Minecraft Explorations - Fab Lab Summer Camp Week 7 - View Event Details
Monday 08 August 9:00 AM

Adventures with Robots - Fab Lab Summer Camp Week 8

Fab Lab Campers will get to know the Fab Lab’s family of robots this week, learning how to give the robots directions to complete fun, exciting challenges! Robotics offers opportunities to introduce kids to complex subjects like programming and engineering; but in a way that’s fun, creative, and interactive. With a few lines of code (directions for the robot), campers will get their robot to move, raise its arms, or even dance! Different ages of campers will use age-appropriate robots such as Ozobot, Sphero, Finch, Dash, Hummingbird, and much more!
Adventures with Robots - Fab Lab Summer Camp Week 8 - View Event Details
Monday 15 August 9:00 AM