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Classroom Monitor Certification Course

Classroom Monitor Certification Course

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Friday 30 June 8:00AM

Programs & Services

Empowering All Learners with the Development of an Inclusive Esports Club

The Esports Education Playbook. Are you interested in creating a custom Esports program while also meeting the needs of a diverse group of learners? This book study will bring participants together to review and discuss the steps needed to successfully implement an Esports Program within your own organization. From teaching digital literacy to student wellness, participants will learn, collaborate and begin the steps needed to establish your own Esports program or make your current one more engaging! We invite participants to be a part of a cycle to deepen understanding, apply practice, and gain feedback from a professional community of learners.

Components of will include: asynchronous reading paired with synchronous virtual face-to-face trainings with the Bucks IU and partners, collaboration opportunities with other districts as well as continuous and ongoing support.

*** Participants will need to purchase the book on their own before the start. Book can be purchased from Amazon.

***Chapters 1 and 2 should be read before the December 13th session. A Zoom link will be emailed to all participants 24 hours before the meeting time.
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Tuesday 13 December 4:00 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.
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Friday 30 June 8:00 AM

Special Education

ParaEd: How to Calm the Agitated Student: Tools for Effective Behavior Management

Since virtually any professional working in schools might at some point find him/herself needing to 'talk down' a student who presents as emotionally upset, all educators should know the basics of how to de-escalate the agitated student. This workshop will focus on helping professionals to approach a situation when a student is upset. Strategies will be provided to help diffuse the situation rather than ignite a response that makes the situation worse.
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Tuesday 06 December 4:30 PM

ParaEd: Job Coaching 101

This session will focus on the roles and responsibilities of a job coach in school and community based work settings. Participants will learn how to help assess students employability readiness and learn how to build on existing skills to foster independence on the job. In this session, we will discuss the importance of presuming competence with student works and how to develop a rapport to foster interpersonal skills.
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Monday 12 December 4:30 PM

LETRS 3rd Edition Course 1

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:
The Challenge of Learning to Read (Unit 1)
The Speech Sounds of English (Unit 2)
Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling (Unit 3)
Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition (Unit 4)

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 (intended for regular education and special education teachers, administrators, and specialists).
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Thursday 15 December 8:30 AM

ParaEd: Additional Technology Tools and Tips to Support Learning and Independence

This asynchronous course will allow you to continue to navigate a self-paced exploration of even more technological tools that can lend support to the enhancement of learning opportunities for students. It will allow you to explore and increase your familiarity with different commonly used platforms, such as PowerPoint/Google Slides, Excel/Google Sheets, and Canvas/Seesaw and their supportive tools. Participants do not need to have completed previous technology modules to attend this course.

ASYNCHRONOUS: This course will be open and available for completion from the tenth of the month through the last day of the month. Content will be presented through a public Canvas course, so participants do NOT need to create a Canvas account. Participants will receive an email from the presenter with the Canvas 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, all course activities must be submitted within the month's timeframe and you will need to complete a Google Exit Ticket.
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Tuesday 10 January 8:00 AM

ParaEd: Presuming Competence in All Students to Create Learning Environments that Build Community

This self-paced course will allow participants to explore their own understanding around inclusion, think about how shifts in thinking can open up more opportunities for all students, and how a strengths-based model can improve educational communities for all children.

ASYNCHRONOUS: This course will be open and available for completion from the first of the month through the last day of the month. Content will be presented through a public Canvas course, so participants do NOT need to create a Canvas account. Participants will receive an email from the presenter with the Canvas 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, all course activities must be submitted within the month's timeframe and you will need to complete a Google Exit Ticket.
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Wednesday 01 February 8:00 AM

ParaEd: What Every Paraprofessional Needs to Know About the Science of Reading, Part 2: A Focus on Language Comprehension

What is the science of reading (SOR) and how does it apply to language comprehension skills? This Part 2 edition of What Every Paraprofessional Needs to Know About the Science of Reading, takes an in depth look at the language comprehension skills of background knowledge, vocabulary, and reading comprehension.
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Monday 27 February 4:30 PM

ParaEd: Who's Doing the Work? Strategies to Promote Student Independence

Paraprofessionals provide an essential role in supporting student learning and development. To ensure students acquire the necessary skills to be successful in school, the community, and post-secondary settings, educators must continuously support and promote independence across these settings. This asynchronous training will provide an overview of academic and behavioral strategies to foster student independence, with a focus on the prompt hierarchy and effective feedback.

ASYNCHRONOUS: This course will be open and available for completion from the first of the month through the last day of the month. Content will be presented through a public Canvas course, so participants do NOT need to create a Canvas account. Participants will receive an email from the presenter with the Canvas 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, all course activities must be submitted within the month's timeframe and you will need to complete a Google Exit Ticket.
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Wednesday 01 March 8:00 AM

ParaEd: Neurodiversity in the Classroom

This session will explore the concept of neurodiversity in today's classrooms. Neurodiversity is an understanding and a recognition that not all brains are the same or work the same way. This session will be live and in person at the Bucks IU in Doylestown.
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Thursday 23 March 4:30 PM

ParaEd: Supporting Behavior in the Classroom

Supporting behavior in the classroom begins even before our students enter the classroom. In this session, learn how to be prepared before, during, and after a behavioral event occurs.

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.
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Thursday 06 April 4:30 PM

ParaEd: Impact of Social Media on Youth and How to Help Students Stay Emotionally Healthy

The on-line world has changed for this generation of students and many spend countless hours tuned into social media. There is concern that social media is harmful to the social/emotional development of our youth. This workshop will explore the positive and negative impact of social media and focus our discussion on how to help students develop a healthy relationship with social media as simply telling them to shut it down typically does not work.
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Tuesday 25 April 4:30 PM

ParaEd: Low-Intensity Strategies Part 2

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 embedded within academic instruction, can decrease student disruptive behavior and increase academic engagement.
(Please note: This is a continuation from Part 1 that was offered last year. You do NOT need to attend Part 1 to attend Part 2)

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.
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Wednesday 31 May 4:30 PM

Online CPE Credited Courses

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: 12/07/2022 - 02/01/2023

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. Please allow 6-8 weeks to process and receive official transcripts.
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Wednesday 07 December 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. 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. Please allow 6-8 weeks to process and receive official transcripts. Time Frame: 1/4/2023 - 1/25/2023

With more and more students being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorders, it is important for educators to explore their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. This course takes an inside look into what it is like to live with autism. We will see and hear first-hand accounts from people living with the disorder. Their inspirational and informative stories have motivated participants in the past to examine and reexamine how they work with students on the spectrum of autism. We will explore methods of motivation and classroom management in settings with learners with autism. Given the information provided throughout the course, participants will also have the opportunity to more completely understand the many services that students with autism can benefit from and how educators can apply this learned information in their area of focus and provide effective instruction to students with mild to severe autism.

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 instructors, Michael and Rhonda Bielawski, can be reached at Rhonda.bielawski1@hotmail.com. For registration questions please email: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org.
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Monday 02 January 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 1/11/2023 - 2/1/2023

It offers new and veteran teachers detailed information 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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Monday 09 January 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: 1/11/2023 - 2/1/2023

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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Monday 09 January 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: 1/18/2023 - 2/8/2023

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. Please allow 6-8 weeks to process and receive official transcripts.
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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Monday 16 January 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: 2/1/2023 - 2/22/2023

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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Friday 20 January 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 2/1/2023 - 2/22/2023

It offers new and veteran teachers detailed information 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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Monday 30 January 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: 02/01/2023 - 03/29/2023

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. Please allow 6-8 weeks to process and receive official transcripts.
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Monday 30 January 12:00 AM

Art of Interaction

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. Time frame: 02/01/2023 - 03/08/2023

This course will show teachers how to find creative solutions to difficult problems that you encounter while working with children.
Participants will analyze & implement strategies by gaining insights into new ways to help children become happier & more successful, realizing the most important factors in a child's success is having a relationship with a supportive, competent adult.
Participants will participate in group discussions by replying to 2-3 participants per discussion panel-open discussions provide open communication between all participants.
Culminating Project: Participants will be given several scenarios of inappropriate behavior; they will discuss possible strategies the teacher may use which display creative solutions & which are successful when dealing with a challenging behavior.
Required Book: The Dance of Interaction by Jeanine Fitzgerald, order online at www.personalityinsights.com


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. Please allow 6-8 weeks to process and receive official transcripts. For registration questions please email: mlpregistrations@bucksiu.org
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Tuesday 31 January 12:00 AM

A-Z Guide on Positive Discipline - Solutions for Classroom Behavior Problem

This 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course is designed to address modern-day problems and provide practical solutions for establishing an effective learning environment. Time Frame: 02/01/2023 - 03/08/2023

The participant will develop an awareness of suggestions for establishing and maintaining respectful, nurturing relationships with students. The participant will be acquainted with creating a classroom climate that enhances academic learning, uses encouragement rather than rewards and instills valuable social skills and positive behavior. The participant will understand the motivation behind students' behavior instead of looking for causes.
Participants will read the book "Positive Discipline, A Teacher's A-Z Guide, by Jane Nelsen, Linda Escobar, Kate Ortolano, Roslyn Duffy, and Deborah Owen-Sohocki"- this book will acquaint one with suggestions for establishing and maintaining respectful, nurturing relationships with students, while understanding the motivation behind students' behavior.
Participant will evaluate and synthesize information on creating a classroom climate that enhances academic learning by using encouragement and instilling valuable social skills.
Participants will participate in group discussions by replying to 2-3 participants per discussion panel- the panels will provide positive feedback between class members by exchanging meaningful ideas and strategies within the group.
Required Book: Positive Discipline, A Teacher's Guide, by Jane Nelsen, Linda Escobar, Kate Ortolano, Roslyn Duffy and Deborah Owen-Sohocki.

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. For registration questions please email:mlpregistration@bucksiu.org.
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Tuesday 31 January 12:00 AM

A Guide to Effective Teaching

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: 02/01/2023 - 03/08/2023

This online course is a teacher's toolkit of strategies that are effective with all types of students.

This course offers practical suggestions for both new and seasoned veterans to create a dynamic classroom environment. It focuses primarily on; proactive strategies for preventing misbehavior, activities that foster positive teacher-student connections, ideas for addressing student learning preferences, and tips for developing higher-order thinking skills into lessons. There are many meaningful websites and simple suggestions to integrate into your current routine.

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.

For registration questions please email: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Tuesday 31 January 12:00 AM

How to Create and Integrate a Moodle Learning Community to Enhance Student Learning and Achievement

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online credited course. Participants will create an online and virtual extension of their classrooms using Moodle and readily available technology. Time frame: 02/08/2023 to 03/08/2023

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. For registration questions please email: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Tuesday 07 February 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: 2/15/2023 - 3/8/2023
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.
With more and more students being diagnosed with ADHD, 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. Throughout the course, participants will explore the debate surrounding medication and the myths associated with ADHD. Furthermore, they will complete activities providing them with first-hand experience about what it is like to live with ADHD. With the information covered in the course, participants will take away practical strategies to implement across all school environments.
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. Please allow 6-8 weeks to process and receive official transcripts.
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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Monday 13 February 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 2/22/2023 - 3/15/2023

It offers new and veteran teachers detailed information 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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Monday 20 February 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: 2/22/2023 - 3/15/2023

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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Monday 20 February 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: 3/1/2023 - 3/22/2023.
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 focuses on Aspergers, PDD-NOS, and Autism

Session 2: Social Aspect of Autism:Explore the social idiosyncrasies of students with autism focuses on Movie portrayals of people with autism, Examining "The Social Code" (a program to promote social inclusion), and Social Stories

Session 3: Working with Students with Autism in the classroom:Research strategies & interventions to utilize focuses on Multiple learning modalities, Promoting on task behavior, Defining teacher role vs. assistant role, and Routines

Session 4: Setting your Classroom up for Success:Review teacher tested strategies for supporting students with autism focuses on Creating a calm classroom climate, Building positive relationships between home & school, and Augmentative & alternative communication options

Session 5: Autism & the Law- examine current case studies dealing w/ students w/ autism in the classroom focuses on Case studies of current legal cases and 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. Please allow 6-8 weeks to process and receive official transcripts.
Supporting Students with Autism in Education - View Event Details
Monday 27 February 12:00 AM

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: 03/01/2023 - 04/05/2023

The 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.

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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
A+ Ideas for Every Student's Success - View Event Details
Tuesday 28 February 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: 03/08/2023 to 04/08/2023
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. For registration questions please email: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
The Teacher's Toolbox Series: The 21st Century Educator - View Event Details
Tuesday 07 March 12:00 AM

Board Meetings

Board of School Directors Meetings

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit’s Board of School Directors hold their public meetings on the dates that can be seen by clicking the View Event Detail button below.
Board of School Directors Meetings - View Event Details
Tuesday 17 January 7:00 PM

Fab Lab

STEAM Saturday - Battle Bots (Morning Session)

Ready, Set, Battle! Kids will be challenged to design a battle shell for a robot and then engage in friendly competition! Kids will practice coding as they navigate their robot through various races and then compete in friendly battles that require problem solving, creativity, and collaboration. There will be various robots to choose from and the competition is sure to be friendly and fun!
STEAM Saturday - Battle Bots (Morning Session) - View Event Details
Saturday 10 December 8:30 AM

STEAM Saturday - Battle Bots (Afternoon Session)

Ready, Set, Battle! Kids will be challenged to design a battle shell for a robot and then engage in friendly competition! Kids will practice coding as they navigate their robot through various races and then compete in friendly battles that require problem solving, creativity, and collaboration. There will be various robots to choose from and the competition is sure to be friendly and fun!
STEAM Saturday - Battle Bots (Afternoon Session) - View Event Details
Saturday 10 December 12:30 PM

STEAM Saturday - LEGO Robotics

LOVE LEGO? Then this STEAM Saturday is for you! At LEGO Robotics STEAM Saturday, kids will combine LEGO bricks with motors, sensors, and simple machines to create a moving robot! Kids will use their creativity to create LEGO robots that can complete challenges and tasks. They will use the materials to navigate mazes, create vehicles, and travel various distances. Kids will explore the different parts of the robot before constructing, programming, and controlling the LEGO creation. This session will not repeat activities from any previous STEAM Saturday event!
STEAM Saturday - LEGO Robotics - View Event Details
Saturday 17 December 12:30 PM

"Noon" Year's Eve

Kids will ring in the New Year and celebrate with STEAM during the Fab Lab Center's "Noon" Year's Eve Celebration! Kids will create their own party poppers, discover the engineering behind the New Year's Eve ball drop, and design floats for our very own robot parade. We will ring in 2023 at Noon with a light snack and juice!
"Noon" Year's Eve - View Event Details
Saturday 31 December 10:00 AM

STEAM Saturday - Electricity and Coding

Kids will light up the Fab Lab as they explore circuits and electricity! Kids will complete experiments to test how the energy moves in a circuit in order to get a light bulb to glow. They will also learn how to code a light to turn on and off. It is sure to be electrifying!
STEAM Saturday - Electricity and Coding - View Event Details
Saturday 14 January 12:30 PM

STEAM Saturday - Candy Catapult (Morning Session)

Kids will explore force and motion to build catapults to launch various candy materials! Using the engineering design process, kids will engage in a competition to move candy from one location to another. What type of catapults will launch the candy the farthest? Sign up today to find out!
STEAM Saturday - Candy Catapult (Morning Session) - View Event Details
Saturday 21 January 9:00 AM

STEAM Saturday - Candy Catalpults (Afternoon Session)

Kids will explore force and motion to build catapults to launch various candy materials! Using the engineering design process, kids will engage in a competition to move candy from one location to another. What type of catapults will launch the candy the farthest? Sign up today to find out!
STEAM Saturday - Candy Catalpults (Afternoon Session) - View Event Details
Saturday 21 January 12:30 PM

STEAM Saturday - Superhero Robots

Kids will help to transform robots into superhero characters 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. Kids 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!
STEAM Saturday - Superhero Robots - View Event Details
Saturday 04 February 12:30 PM