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CALENDAR OF EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

REGISTER NOW for the CHALLENGING THE GIFTED CONFERENCE being held Wednesday, December 12, 2018. This conference has an over 30-year tradition of providing high level professional development for all educators in support of gifted learners with 19 sessions to choose from.
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STEAM Illuminated

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Thursday 11 October 8:30AM

Programs & Services

Tuesday 25 September 8:30 AM

Close Up: Strategies for Teaching Controversial Issues in the Classroom***CANCELLED***

The Close Up Foundation helps teachers to implement the best strategies for addressing controversial issues in the classroom. This training will explore ways to engage high school and middle school students in meaningful discussions and will provide techniques for when civil discourse breaks down. Teachers will leave with tools and strategies to facilitate respectful classrooms discussions and debates; resources to inform and guide student thinking; and lesson plans that can be used throughout the school year. All teachers who attend the session will receive one year of access to Close Up's Controversial Issues in the News Digital Library. A light breakfast and lunch are also included in the registration fee. Participants who complete the training are eligible to earn five Act 48 hours
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Wednesday 26 September 8:00 AM

Understanding Your Data: Interpreting and Utilizing Classroom Diagnostic Tools

This workshop will address the following key topics related to CDTs:
A brief overview of the CDT design and question format.
Informing Students of the diagnostic process
How CDT Scaled Scores are determined and how they relate to PSSA and Keystone Scaled Scores
Standard Error of Measure with CDT Scaled Scores and Individual student scores.
Understanding , analyzing and utilizing the CDT Data Maps, including the Group Map, Individual Maps, Individual Learning Progression Maps, and Group Progression Maps.
Sharing Group and Individual Results with students
Using CDT resources to inform instruction.
At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will have a working knowledge of the Classroom Diagnostic Tool and how to interpret and utilize the CDT Data Maps, as well as the ability to recognize areas of strength and areas of need of the PA standards and Eligible Content of their classes and individual students.

Participants will earn three Act 48 hours for this workshop.
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Wednesday 26 September 8:30 AM

Text Dependent Analysis: Cadre of Experts Model

This is a four-day sequential series that will focus on all of the component parts of Text Dependent Analysis including reading comprehension, analysis, and essay writing designed to train a cadre of experts from each participating district/school. The cadre of experts will then be equipped to oversee turn-around trainings in their respective districts. It is recommended that districts/schools send a team of individuals, including an administrator, to all four days to ensure a thorough understanding of the TDA process for the turn- around training.
Day One: Introduction and Overview of TDAs including Close Reading
Day Two: Qualities of Text Complexity, Definition of Analysis, Application of learning to sample TDAs from each school.
Day Three: TDA Prompts: Analyzing the Components of a Prompt, Writing TDA Prompts; Answering a TDA prompt through Essay Writing: Introducing the TDA Rubric with the writing rubric overlay
Day Four: TDA Learning Progressions for assessing student essay writing will be introduced along with specific instructional strategies designed to move the writing process forward using a formative process.

Registration begins at 8:00am

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
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Thursday 27 September 4:30 PM

Act 48 Mindfulness for Educators: Breathing Across the Curriculum***CANCELLED***

Breathing Across the Curriculum introduces educators to another way of being. Through awareness of body, breath, and present moment, educators learn to attend, to see clearly and to respond skillfully, consciously, and compassionately to whatever arises in the classroom and beyond. Our program teaches mindfulness practices to educators and those who support them to make schools whole, sane, safe, vibrant centers of learning.
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Tuesday 02 October 9:00 AM

Region 8 Foster / Homeless Meeting

This regional meeting is for LEA foster and/or homeless liaisons throughout Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery, Lehigh and Northampton counties.
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Wednesday 03 October 8:30 AM

What School Leaders Need to Know about English Learners: Benefits for ALL by Meeting the Needs of ELs

When schools actively pursue initiatives to meet the needs of ELs, everyone benefits!
When teachers at all levels and in all content areas learn more about language and the language acquisition process, all students benefit, because all students are developing language skills even as they learn content.
When schools truly embrace and value cultures and languages, all students and teachers develop the understanding and skills needed by global citizens.
When collaboration is valued at all levels, all learners’ needs can be known and considered in the decision-making process. This can result in individualized placement and instruction of ELs, with consideration of the needs of all learners and teachers.
Come to this workshop to develop understanding, skills and perspectives needed to meet the needs of English learners, and discuss school applications which can bring positive benefits to all.
The Registration Price includes a copy of Jan's book, "What School Leaders Need to Know about English Learners."
Registration also includes a light breakfast and lunch.

Participants will earn 5 1/2 Act 48 hours.
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Thursday 11 October 8:30 AM

STEAM Illuminated

STEAM Illuminated will be a showcase of cutting-edge, high-quality examples of STEAM (science + technology + engineering + arts + mathematics) teaching and learning in Bucks County. The day will be kicked off by a Keynote Presentation by Ben Smith on The 4 Strands of STEM: Build, Code, Create, and Design and will then feature a selection of Breakout Sessions led by local STEAM leaders. The Breakout Sessions will highlight a broad range of K-12 STEAM topics, including: digital fabrication, coding, design thinking, drones, technology and engineering, the ‘A’ in STEAM, and much more! Following the breakout sessions, shorter Ignite Sessions will spotlight Bucks County examples of STEAM Education that have been become systemic for all students. Vendors will be on hand throughout the day to showcase the latest and greatest tools to support your STEAM initiatives!
The schedule of the day will be as follows:

8:30 – 9:00 Registration and Vendors

9:00 – 10:00 Keynote (Ben Smith)

10:15 – 11:00 Breakout Session #1 (6 choices)

11:15 – 12:00 Breakout Session #2 (6 choices)

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch and Vendors

1:00 – 2:30 Ignite Sessions (4, 15-minute Ted-Talk Style Presentations)
2:35 – 3:00 Closing and Door Prizes
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Tuesday 16 October 4:30 PM

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 06 November 8:00 AM

2018 Bucks County Health & Physical Education Common In-Service Day Conference

This is a full day workshop for health and physical education professionals. Participants will be able to choose breakout sessions on the day of the event.
Click here to download a brochure detailing the breakout sessions.
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Tuesday 06 November 8:00 AM

World Language Common In-Service Day: Teaching with Comprehensible Input

During this workshop, World Language teachers will examine Dr. Stephen Krashen's Comprehensible Input (CI) hypothesis and its relevance to standards-based outcomes in the classroom. Because the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) both supports and encourages incorporating CI in instructional design, this topic is current and necessary. Many World Language teachers hear the endorsement of CI and yet do not understand exactly how it fleshes out within the context of a lesson. This session will define CI and explore its capacity to elicit meaningful learning experiences and interactions in the classroom, as well as defend its strength in advancing language proficiency.
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Tuesday 06 November 8:30 AM

Making Art With Everyone in Mind

We often say that the art room is the bridge to academic learning for those who have diverse learning needs, skills and abilities. Come further your training on how to create inclusive environments, accessible art lessons and assessments, and positive behavior supports for all of your young artists.
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Wednesday 07 November 8:00 AM

Best Practices and New Approaches to Scheduling at the Secondary Level

This full-day session will focus on secondary scheduling possibilities. Dr. Rettig, the co-author of Block Scheduling: A Catalyst for Change in High Schools and Scheduling Strategies for Middle Schools will develop the reasons for changing current schedules, share many different models of scheduling, discuss the pros, cons, and research related to these models, and outline an adoption and implementation process. Time will be spent dealing with a variety of details including designing bell schedules, serving the needs of special populations, and evaluating scheduling plans based upon an individual school’s mission and goals. Many examples will be developed and shared. Examples of schedules and an Excel scheduling template will be provided. Significant time will be devoted to possible scheduling options for intervention and enrichment activities in Multi-tiered Support Systems.
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Thursday 08 November 6:00 PM

Fiber Sculpture with Leslie Pontz

In this interactive workshop, learn more about the work and process of contemporary fiber artist Leslie Pontz featured in the Michener Art Museum’s exhibition, Leslie Pontz: Integration. Discover how she creates unique sculpture by crocheting wire and monofilament forms and combining them with iron and fiber elements. The result is non-traditional fiber sculpture that challenges the senses and the mind along with providing opportunities for participation from the viewer. Through this workshop, you will learn how these unique processes can be adapted to your classroom and inspire lessons in fiber art with your students. Learn how these processes can also offer collaboration and group learning. Teachers of all grade levels and subjects are encouraged to attend.

Please NOTE: ONLY register here if you need Act 48 hours (add'l $15.00 fee). You MUST register with the James A. Michener Art Museum throughwww.michenerartmuseum.org. Information/questions: aromano@michenerartmuseum.org.

Fee: $20 per person.
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Wednesday 14 November 8:30 AM

Echoes and Reflections, A Multimedia Curriculum on the Holocaust

Confidently Teach About The Holocaust.Echoes & Reflections is the premier source for Holocaust educational materials and dynamic content, empowering teachers and students with the insight needed to question the past and foresight to impact the future. It offers a variety of ways to examine critical themes of the Holocaust, including lesson plans, online videos, printable documents, and survivor testimonials that can be used individually or as a larger course of study.
Participants will:
Explore a sound pedagogy for the planning and implementation of Holocaust education in the classroom
Examine instructional enhancements to support student learning and understanding;
Discover and utilize classroom-ready digital assets including lesson plans, visual history testimonies, and additional primary source materials;
Enhance personal knowledge about the Holocaust, including the history of antisemitism, and
Build confidence and capacity to teach this complex subject.

Registration and light breakfast begins at 8am.
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Thursday 15 November 6:00 PM

Integrating Language Arts and Visual Arts

Discover how art can be a natural prompt for language arts in various forms including but not limited to poetry, narrative, descriptive or persuasive writing. Art invites all students to make personal connections and reflections. It can inspire students that struggle with the process of writing and provide opportunities for students to help them select subjects to write about. In this workshop, teachers will explore the works in the Michener’s’ permanent collection and special exhibitions to engage in a series of writing activities that can be tailored for a variety of ages and grade levels. Teachers of all grade levels and subjects are encouraged to attend.

Please NOTE: ONLY register here if you need Act 48 hours (add'l $15.00 fee). You MUST register with the James A. Michener Art Museum throughwww.michenerartmuseum.org. Information/questions: aromano@michenerartmuseum.org.
Fee: $20 per person.
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Friday 16 November 8:30 AM

Close Up: Strategies for Teaching Controversial Issues in the Classroom

The Close Up Foundation helps teachers to implement the best strategies for addressing controversial issues in the classroom. This training will explore ways to engage high school and middle school students in meaningful discussions and will provide techniques for when civil discourse breaks down. Teachers will leave with tools and strategies to facilitate respectful classrooms discussions and debates; resources to inform and guide student thinking; and lesson plans that can be used throughout the school year. All teachers who attend the session will receive one year of access to Close Up's Controversial Issues in the News Digital Library. A light breakfast and lunch are also included in the registration fee. Participants who complete the training are eligible to earn five Act 48 hours
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Tuesday 27 November 8:00 AM

Maximizing Growth: Using CDT Results with Students

This workshop will address the following topics related to the use of CDT results:
Viewing and comparing CDT Data Maps with more than one CDT administration
Analysis of the growth between CDT administrations at both the individual student and class levels.
Strategies for supporting students in addressing individual needs and for supporting the whole group needs of a class.

This workshop will allow participants to share and discuss data (e.g., Eligible Content) that is being reported in the CDT Data Maps. It will be interactive and will be customized based on those who attend.

Participants who attend this workshop will earn three Act 48 hours.
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Wednesday 28 November 8:30 AM

Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway: Emerging Workshop

Are you looking for a way to improve STEM Education at your school? The Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway is a strategic planning process to improve STEM education at your school or district. The Pathway consists of three separate workshops: Emerging, Progressing, and Advancing. Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway is provided by the Bucks IU in collaboration with Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh.

The Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway is built on the belief that school systems, individual schools, departments, and individual teachers can improve their STEM education practices through a positive, collaborative approach. It is designed to help the widest possible range of school districts and schools adopt best practices in STEM education.

The Emerging Workshop is intended as a first step to improving your STEM offerings or to re-evaluate your progress on the Pathway in subsequent iterations of the improvement process.

The goals of the Emerging Workshop are to:

Create a common understanding of high quality STEM education;
Enable schools to reflect on the current conditions of STEM education in your school and/ or district;
Identify key Priority Areas for improvement; and
Create an Action Plan using the online Pathway Tool.
Schools will be given time to work collaboratively with their STEM Leadership team for the purposes of creating an Action Plan to put into place at their educational institution.

The Emerging Workshop is the first in a series of three workshops designed to support schools and districts as they engage in the STEM Excellence Pathway.
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Thursday 29 November 8:00 AM

Building Trauma Sensitive Classrooms: Effective Strategies for Reaching and Teaching Children with Trauma

Childhood trauma can have a direct impact on the ability of a child to learn. Educators have the unique opportunity to help children that have been impacted with trauma feel safe and connected in the classroom so that they can achieve their potential socially, emotionally, and academically.

During this workshop educators will:
Learn practical strategies to reach and teach students impacted by trauma
Develop trauma-informed lens to effectively recognize, understand and address the learning needs of
children that have been impacted by trauma
Discover how to create a positive learning environment that supports all learners

During this workshop educators will:
Understand the impact of trauma on the brain and behavior
Learn practical strategies to reach and teach students impacted by trauma
Develop trauma-informed lens to effectively recognize, understand and address the learning needs of
children that have been impacted by trauma
Discover how to create a positive learning environment that supports all learners
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Tuesday 11 December 9:00 AM

Technical Assistance for K-12 Guidance and Counseling Plan Trainings - Session #1

This technical assistance opportunity will complement the K-12 Guidance and Counseling Plan Training series. Participants will receive additional support and assistance as they work on their 13-part K-12 Guidance and Counseling Plan.
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Thursday 28 February 8:30 AM

Linda Rief: Choice and Challenge in the Reading and Writing Workshop

What do high standards really look like? Each year Linda asks this question of herself and of her students, as she plans, designs and implements the kind of reading and writing instruction that builds on what students know and pushes them to challenge their notions of what makes effective writing and the deepest reading. Not only will we look at the what, and how, of helping students engage closely and widely as writers and readers, but also the why. What are the beliefs about literacy that guide our teaching?

In this one-day workshop based on her two newest books, Linda will show us ways that get kids reading and writing, ways to deepen their response to reading, ways to help students strengthen their writing through constructive feedback and mentor texts, and ways to expand their ideas into a variety of genres, including persuasive writing. Ultimately, she is guiding, challenging, teaching students to be thoughtful readers and writers in order to be thoughtful, articulate citizens of the world.

In this workshop we will read, write, talk—and look at the implications for our classrooms. We will ask of each other, in what ways are we using what we believe about reading and writing to guide our practice? The Quickwrite Handbook and ReadWriteTeach are meant to help frame the conditions that need to be in place to lead adolescent students on the journey to becoming lifelong readers and writers.
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Wednesday 06 March 8:30 AM

Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway: Progressing Workshop

Are you looking for a way to improve STEM Education at your school? The Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway is a strategic planning process to improve STEM education at your school or district. Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway is provided by the Bucks IU in collaboration with Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh.

The Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway is built on the belief that school systems, individual schools, departments, and individual teachers can improve their STEM education practices through a positive, collaborative approach. It is designed to help the widest possible range of school districts and schools adopt best practices in STEM education.

The Progressing Workshop is intended for schools or districts who have been consistently working for several months to implement the Action Plans created during the Emerging Workshop. The primary goal of this workshop is to collaborate with other Pathway Partner schools in the sharing of best practices toward completing the Action Plans and addressing challenges to implementing change. Partners will have the opportunity to collaborate with one another specifically in breakout sessions designed around common Action Plan goal areas. Partners teams will also review their progress toward completing their Action Plans, identifying further supports and resources that can be used to complete their goals.
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Tuesday 26 March 4:30 PM

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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Thursday 04 April 8:30 AM

Kindergarten...Ready or Not, Here I come!

This workshop, conducted by certified and experienced occupational therapists, will highlight both sensory processing and the continuum of fine motor skill development in young children. Specifically, the morning session will focus on the sensory processing patterns that influence how a child interacts with objects and people in their environment. The afternoon session will address the continuum of fine motor skill development that occurs during the preschool years and supports the successful transition into kindergarten.


Participants will:
Learn to recognize sensory processing patterns in young children.
Learn how to support the young child's development of sensory processing in every day activities.
Learn the normal development of fine motor skills and understand the parameters of the continuum as seen in the classroom and how to support the young child's fine motor skill development.

Registration starts at 8:00 am.
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Thursday 16 May 8:00 AM

Best Practices and New Approaches to Scheduling at the Elementary Level

The creation of an effective school schedule is a key component of every elementary leadership team’s work. Based upon 30+ years of experience working in schools across the country Michael D. Rettig, Professor Emeritus from James Madison University, and co-author of Elementary School Scheduling: Enhancing Instruction for Student Achievement, will outline problems that have been identified with typical elementary school schedules, relate general principles for effective district and school scheduling, provide a process for creating quality schedules, and share examples and templates. Handouts and a digital scheduling template (in Excel) will be provided. Significant time will be devoted to possible scheduling options for intervention and enrichment activities in Multi-tiered Support Systems.
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Wednesday 29 May 9:00 AM

Technical Assistance for K-12 Guidance and Counseling Plan Trainings - Session #2

This technical assistance opportunity will complement the K-12 Guidance and Counseling Plan Training series. Participants will receive additional support and assistance as they work on their 13-part K-12 Guidance and Counseling Plan.
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Special Education

Thursday 25 October 8:30 AM

County-wide School Social Work Training

These meetings include a series of presentations and professional discussions on topics of interest to school social workers, such as Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, Ethics, ADHD, etc
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Thursday 25 October 1:00 PM

ADD/ADHD and Executive Function

This workshop will provide information about the signs and symptoms of ADD/ADHD and its impact on executive function, specifically in the school setting.

Please note that there is a fee for The Social Work CE's: $15 for NASW members and $25 non-members, payable the day of the workshop.
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Thursday 25 October 4:30 PM

ParaEd: Responding to Behavioral Concerns with a Trauma Informed Mindset

This training will include information on trauma informed care and utilizing restorative responses to follow-up with problematic behavior. Staff will engage with articles, video clips, and hands-on work to practice problem solving skills in role play situations.
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Monday 19 November 8:30 AM

County-wide School Social Work Training

These meetings include a series of presentations and professional discussions on topics of interest to school social workers, such as Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, Ethics, ADHD, etc
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Monday 17 December 8:30 AM

Using Essential for Living to Teach Functional Life Skills to Children and Adults with Moderate-to-Severe and Profound Disabilities Including, But Not Limited To, Autism

In a two-day workshop, participants will learn to teach functional life skills using Essential for Living, a Communication, Behavior, and Functional Skills Assessment, Curriculum, and Teaching Manual for Children and Adults with Moderate-to-Severe Disabilities, including Autism. This will be accomplished through didactic and hands-on training. Specifically, participants will learn to: select functional skills for older children, adults, or children with very limited skill repertoires or multiple disabilities and develop functional IEPs and ISPs, improve the effectiveness of their instruction and minimize the occurrence of problem behavior by emphasizing The Essential 8 Skills, select an alternative method of speaking for non-verbal learners that lasts a lifetime measure and document very small increments of learner progress, track learner progress with respect to functional skills and problem behavior, track very specific information about supports that learners require and easily transfer this information to new settings or new programs, and teach more effectively using specific, scientifically-validated procedures.
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Thursday 10 January 4:30 PM

ParaEd: The Hidden Curriculum

“Social intuition is the lifeline that saves most of us on a daily basis from an array of potentially disastrous social situations.” Understanding The Hidden Curriculum by Myles, Trautman, and Schelven provide you with strategies to support students who need assistance in this critical area.
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Thursday 07 February 8:30 AM

County-wide School Social Work Training

These meetings include a series of presentations and professional discussions on topics of interest to school social workers, such as Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, Ethics, ADHD, etc
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Tuesday 12 March 8:30 AM

County-wide School Social Work Training

These meetings include a series of presentations and professional discussions on topics of interest to school social workers, such as Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, Ethics, ADHD, etc
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Wednesday 08 May 8:30 AM

County-wide School Social Work Training

These meetings include a series of presentations and professional discussions on topics of interest to school social workers, such as Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, Ethics, ADHD, etc
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CPI/CPR Catalog

Saturday 06 October 8:00 AM

CPI Full Training - Hybrid/Flex

This is the NEW ENHANCED CPI training. The new training is 12 hours in length.

This session is a Hybrid training. This means that there will be an online knowledge portion (4 hours) that is done two weeks prior to the date listed and a face to face demonstration of skills portion (8 hours) on the date listed for this session.

Violence is so prevalent in our society that educators must be prepared to responsibly react to anxiety, anger and aggression. The workshop, provided under the auspices of the Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc., is designed for teachers of students who exhibit extremely challenging behavior. The presenters are Crisis Prevention Institute certified instructors.The workshop will include:
Preventative approaches
Non-verbal and verbal approaches
Paraverbal communication
Staff fear and anxiety
Personal safety techniques
Therapeutic physical intervention
Post-vention and real-life situations
Participants should dress casually and wear comfortable but closed-toe shoes.
If you do not attend the face-to-face portion on the date listed, you will be required to repeat the online portion before you can attend another face-to-face portion to complete the training requirement.
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Wednesday 24 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. You will receive an email a few days before the demonstration of skills portion of the workshop as a reminder.

5. 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.
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Tuesday 27 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. You will receive an email a few days before the demonstration of skills portion of the workshop as a reminder.

5. 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.
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Tuesday 05 February 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. You will receive an email a few days before the demonstration of skills portion of the workshop as a reminder.

5. 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.
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Tuesday 05 March 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. You will receive an email a few days before the demonstration of skills portion of the workshop as a reminder.

5. 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.
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Wednesday 10 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. You will receive an email a few days before the demonstration of skills portion of the workshop as a reminder.

5. 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.
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Act 45 Hours

Thursday 27 September 4:30 PM

Act 45 Mindful Leadership in the Age of Accountability (includes Breathing Across the Curriculum)***CANCELLED***

Breathing Across the Curriculum introduces educators to another way of being. Through awareness of body, breath, and present moment, educators learn to attend, to see clearly and to respond skillfully, consciously, and compassionately to whatever arises in the classroom and beyond. Our program teaches mindfulness practices to educators and those who support them to make schools whole, sane, safe, vibrant centers of learning. The Act 45 Course includes the foundational mindfulness course in addition to specific online course requirements for administrators (30 hours)
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