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Introduction to STEAM Education

Introduction to STEAM Education

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Wednesday 08 September 4:15PM

Programs & Services

SEL Playlist: A Primer for Supporting Student Wellness K-12 (District Teacher and Leaders)

A playlist is an opportunity for teachers to dive deeply into new concepts, using a self-paced, sequential structure that incorporates formative feedback and conferencing. Using the playlist model, K-12 teachers will have the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), so they will be equipped to seamlessly incorporate SEL strategies into everyday instruction. The SEL Playlist is designed to meet teachers where they are. The course will begin with a 1-hour virtual kick off. Then, using Google Classroom as a vehicle for conversation and feedback, teachers will work asynchronously through 4 modules of SEL learning experiences, with opportunities for live feedback and coaching between each module via Zoom. The SEL Playlist offers participants 30 Act 48 hours, spread out over the months of June-August.

Cost is $150 for in-county districts, $200 for out-of-county

Overview of synchronous schedule requirements:

6/22 - 10-11am OR 7-8pm "Kick Off” via Zoom (your choice of time)
7/6-7/8 - 30-minute Coach check-in via Zoom by appointment
7/20-7/22 - 15-minute Coach check-in via Zoom by appointment
8/3-8/5 - 15-minute Coach check-in via Zoom by appointment
8/17-8/19 - 15-minute Coach check-in via Zoom by appointment
8/20 - 7-8pm Full Cohort Wrap-Up via Zoom

*This cohort is only open to district teachers and leaders.
The participant will design a plan to implement SEL into the school day.
The participant will reflect on their own adult SEL skills.
The participant will create a product to share SEL learning with a selected audience.
SEL Playlist: A Primer for Supporting Student Wellness K-12 (District Teacher and Leaders) - View Event Details
Tuesday 22 June 10:00 AM

Teacher in the Workplace Virtual Career Academy

Teacher in the Workplace is a grant program designed to connect educators to local business leaders and employers from whom they can learn about industry trends, needs, and opportunities. The Bucks IU will be facilitating a Virtual Career Academy where participants will connect with regional industry leaders as a means of supporting and enhancing their student's college and career readiness. This program aims to improve educators' classroom instruction, student learning, and career readiness awareness with a focus on these 3 career areas: STEM, Health Sciences, and Manufacturing and Entrepreneurism.

Participating Bucks County educators will be designing a project-based learning plan to be used with students during the 2021-2022 school year. Upon successful completion of the project-based learning plan, teachers will be compensated $400. All participants will need to provide W-9 documentation and to sign an agreement in order to be compensated.


    Teachers will develop a deeper understanding of today's Pennsylvania and Bucks County workforce and future projections.

    Teachers will learn about local businesses in the areas of STEM, Health Sciences, and Manufacturing and Entrepreneurism and will make connections with these businesses.

    Teachers will learn about the components of project-based learning plans and will apply that knowledge in developing a plan for classroom use.

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Wednesday 14 July 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
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Wednesday 08 September 4:15 PM

Social and Emotional Wellness Learning in Youth Development

SEBW ENDORSEMENT COURSE 1: SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL WELLNESS LEARNING IN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

This course will provide educators with a foundation in emotional wellness and youth development theory and research. In this course candidates will develop an understanding of social and emotional learning and the impact that explicit teaching can have on the learner as well as the learning environment. Candidates will recognize the unique developmental characteristics and needs of learners at all age levels. Candidates will engage in field experience assignments that will provide opportunities to directly interact with social and emotional learning at the school level in order to deepen their understanding of the content presented in each of the modules of the course.



    Describe and define what social and emotional learning is and how it relates to resiliency.
    Demonstrate an understanding of typical child, adolescent, and young adult development
    Apply understanding of how a Multi-tiered system/Positive Behavior Intervention and
    Supports (PBIS) approach can be used to guide the selection and implementation of
    evidence-based SEL programs and practices including the research linking SEL to positive and negative development outcomes.
Social and Emotional Wellness Learning in Youth Development - View Event Details
Thursday 30 September 4:30 PM

Non-Public Services

SEL Playlist: A Primer for Supporting Student Wellness K-12 (Non-public school teachers and leaders)

A playlist is an opportunity for teachers to dive deeply into new concepts, using a self-paced, sequential structure that incorporates formative feedback and conferencing. Using the playlist model, K-12 teachers will have the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), so they will be equipped to seamlessly incorporate SEL strategies into everyday instruction. The SEL Playlist is designed to meet teachers where they are. The course will begin with a 1-hour virtual kick off. Then, using Google Classroom as a vehicle for conversation and feedback, teachers will work asynchronously through 4 modules of SEL learning experiences, with opportunities for live feedback and coaching between each module via Zoom. The SEL Playlist offers participants 30 Act 48 hours, spread out over the months of June-August.

Overview of synchronous schedule requirements:

6/22 - 10-11am OR 7-8pm "Kick Off” via Zoom (your choice of time)
7/6-7/8 - 30-minute Coach check-in via Zoom by appointment
7/20-7/22 - 15-minute Coach check-in via Zoom by appointment
8/3-8/5 - 15-minute Coach check-in via Zoom by appointment
8/17-8/19 - 15-minute Coach check-in via Zoom by appointment
8/23 - 7-8pm Full Cohort Wrap-Up via Zoom

*THIS SESSION IS ONLY OPEN TO NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS THAT RESIDE WITHIN THE FOLLOWING LEAs: Bensalem Township, Bristol Borough, Centennial, Central Bucks, Council Rock, Morrisville, Neshaminy, Pennridge, Pennsbury, and Quakertown.
The participant will design a plan to implement SEL into the school day.
The participant will reflect on their own adult SEL skills.
The participant will create a product to share SEL learning with a selected audience.
SEL Playlist: A Primer for Supporting Student Wellness K-12 (Non-public school teachers and leaders) - View Event Details
Tuesday 22 June 10:00 AM

Online CPE Credited Courses

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. 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.
With more & more students being diagnosed with ADHD, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions & expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. Time Frame: 6/2/2021 - 6/23/2021
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, & at least 2 action plans to implement an enhanced program within a classroom setting and 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, & at least 3 impacts to the field of education. Participants will also 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, & at least 3 ways in which support personnel are valued in the process. Exploring positive behavior supports in a meaningful way in a classroom setting opens multiple pathways for learning.


An email will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Michael and Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 23 June 12:00 AM

Supporting Students with Autism in Education

This 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course is offered through a partnership with Immaculata University. At registration, there is an option to add Immacuata University graduate credits for $600 in addition to the base fee.

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.Time Frame: 6/16/2021-7/7/2021.
Session 1-Autism Spectrum:Examine the latest research from the National Institute of Mental Health on Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Aspergers
PDD-NOS
Autism

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

Session 3-Working with Students with Autism in your classroom:Research strategies & interventions to utilize in the classroom.
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 & IEP implementation

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 07 July 12:00 AM

Live, Laugh and Learn Through Educational Games

A two credit online (60 Act 48 Hours) course designed to provide educators an overview of benefits in using games as a source of reinforcement in the classroom. Time Frame: 6/23/2021 - 7/14/2021
Participants will be acquainted with the purpose of games, developing, adapting & implementing the appropriate game to fit their curriculum. They will become acquainted with the different types of games including, memory, physical & board games. Throughout the course participants will analyze, adapt, create & demonstrate the use of appropriate & effective learning tools based on readings, activities and group discussions. They will learn techniques used to improve motivation and learning through classroom experiments and games.
Participant will:
View several websites, lectures & videos, these resources will acquaint one with suggestions for establishing & developing many meaningful games to be used in the classroom setting.

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

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

An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Colleen Anzio is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 14 July 12:00 AM

ABC's on Teaching Strategies for Pre K -3

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hrs) online course offered through a partnership with Immaculata University. At registration, there is an option to add Immaculata University graduate credits to the course.
Time Frame: 6/23/2021 - 7/21/2021


Subject areas include the strategies for promoting: a comfortable learning environment, positive reinforcement, icebreakers, learning & literacy centers, organization skills for teacher & student, successful subject area lessons (math, language arts, social studies, science, art, music, PE), and meaningful teaching & learning strategies. This course contains hundreds of activities & lessons that all teachers can access and illustrates ways all students can participate in them.

Some Interpersonal skills for participants will include:
Read, discuss & implement strategies for promoting a comfortable learning environment.
Read meaningful articles & websites and be able to enforce positive reinforcement skills.

Some Academic skills include:
Read, analyze & develop successful teaching and learning activities for grades Pre K-3.

Participate & develop activities, techniques & strategies for Pre K-3, which include content areas. (math, social studies, science, reading, physical education, art, music)
Understand the various techniques to provide a positive learning environment.

Some Early Childhood Skills for participants will include:
Read & develop activities to promote social interaction.
Build a file of activities which promote physical activity while engaging in other forms of learning.
Analyze & present activities which encourage curiosity and exploration for the student.

No book, all work will be completed through websites and discussion panels.


Colleen Anzio is the instructor. Email the instructor for questions about the program content. For registration questions, email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 14 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. 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. Time Frame: 6/30/2021 - 7/21/2021

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


This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Michael and Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 21 July 12:00 AM

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

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: 6/30/2021 - 7/28/2021

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. Colleen Anzio is the instructor. 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 28 July 12:00 AM

Active and Engaging Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom

This 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course is designed to focus explicitly on inclusive classrooms and provides unique suggestions for meeting the needs of students with disabilities, including those with learning, cognitive, and sensory differences.Time Frame: 6/30/2021 - 7/28/2021

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

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


This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Colleen Anzio is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 28 July 12:00 AM

Achieving Excellence: Things That Matter Most

This 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course is designed to describe the beliefs, attitudes, and interactions that form an atmosphere conducive to learning in our best classrooms and schools. Time Frame: 7/7/2021 - 8/4/2021

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

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

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

This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Colleen Anzio is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 04 August 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. - Time Frame: 7/14/2021 - 8/4/2021

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


This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Michael and Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 04 August 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: 7/7/2021-8/4/2021The participant will become acquainted with the various personality profiles, including their own, & strategies to encourage an atmosphere conducive to the students' ultimate learning ability. Participants will develop an awareness of how their profile interacts with student profiles & with this knowledge adapt lessons accordingly. The strategies will be presented to promote positive teacher/student interaction, gain insight on predicting a students' behavior, & knowing how to uniquely respond to the students differentiated styles. Participants will read the book "A+ Ideas For Every Student's Success", by Robert Rohm. This book will acquaint one with various profiles & strategies to encourage an atmosphere conducive to a Student's ultimate learning.Participants will participate in group discussions by replying to 2-3 participants per discussion panel. Open discussions provide an open communication between all participants, it also encourages participants to exchange ideas & strategies in a non threatening environment.Culminating Project: Participants will select one scenario from section 6 & give a reasonable explanation for the behavior of the four profile types according to Dr. Robert Rohm. They will also state the reaction of the teacher, giving an example of each profile.
Required Book: A+ Ideas For Every Student's Success, by Robert Rohm.
Order online at www.personalityinsights.com A welcome email will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how to participate in this event. Colleen Anzio is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 04 August 12:00 AM

Developing and Empowering Students as Creative and Critical Thinkers

This 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course takes a deeper look into creative and critical thinking and the importance of promoting both to ensure student success and college and career readiness. Time Frame: 7/7/2021-8/7/2021

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: cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Saturday 07 August 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: 7/7/2021 - 8/7/2021

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: cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Saturday 07 August 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 7/7/2021-8/7/2021

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: 7/7/2021 - 8/7/2021


This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Josh Stein is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Saturday 07 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. 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.
With more and more students being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorders, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. Time Frame:7/7/2021-8/11/2021.

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

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

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

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

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



This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Michael and Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 11 August 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. 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. Time Frame: 7/14/2021 - 8/11/2021
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 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: cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 11 August 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. 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.

This online course is a teacher's toolkit of strategies that are effective with all types of students. Time Frame: 7/14/2021 - 8/11/2021

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. Colleen Anzio is the instructor. 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 11 August 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. 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. Time Frame: 7/28/2021 - 8/18/2021

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. 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 18 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. 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.
With more & more students being diagnosed with ADHD, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions & expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. Time Frame: 8/4/2021 - 8/25/2021
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, & at least 2 action plans to implement an enhanced program within a classroom setting and 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, & at least 3 impacts to the field of education. Participants will also 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, & at least 3 ways in which support personnel are valued in the process. Exploring positive behavior supports in a meaningful way in a classroom setting opens multiple pathways for learning.


An email will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Michael and Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 25 August 12:00 AM

The Teacher's Toolbox Series: How To Effectively Communicate With Parents

This Online 3 credit course (90 Act 48 hours) will help you learn how to deal with any parent. Time Frame: 7/28/2021 - 8/28/2021

You will learn how to diffuse anger as well as inspire action. Become proactive in your communication and hold students as well as parents accountable. The course is designed as a self paced distance learning module. You can learn from the comfort and privacy of your own home. You will be required to read books and articles, watch videos, provide written responses as well as write a brief essay at the culmination of class. If you want to learn how to talk to parents then this is the course for you!

This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Josh Stein is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
The Teacher's Toolbox Series: How To Effectively Communicate With Parents - View Event Details
Saturday 28 August 12:00 AM

Supporting Students with Autism in Education

This 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course is offered through a partnership with Immaculata University. At registration, there is an option to add Immacuata University graduate credits for $600 in addition to the base fee.

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.Time Frame:8/11/2021-9/1/2021.
Session 1-Autism Spectrum:Examine the latest research from the National Institute of Mental Health on Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Aspergers
PDD-NOS
Autism

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

Session 3-Working with Students with Autism in your classroom:Research strategies & interventions to utilize in the classroom.
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 & IEP implementation

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
Supporting Students with Autism in Education - View Event Details
Wednesday 01 September 12:00 AM

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

This is an online 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) Moodle course teaching a six step process to building self esteem in kids. Time Frame: 8/4/2021-9/4/2021.

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

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


An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Josh Stein is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
Building Self Esteem in the Classroom to Achieve Success, Beat Bullying and to Foster a Positive Learning Environment - View Event Details
Saturday 04 September 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. 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. Time Frame: 8/18/2021 - 9/8/2021

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


This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Michael and Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
Addressing Learning Disabilities in Education - View Event Details
Wednesday 08 September 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: 8/11/2021 - 9/11/2021

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: cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Saturday 11 September 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: 8/11/2021 -9/11/2021
Objectives:
Participants will be able to identify their personal learning style. Participants will be able to describe at least 2 learning styles of current students.
The participant will be able to identify and state three elements of good Digital Citizenship as defined by Pa Technology Standards.
The participant will experience a variety of new technologies and will be able to describe educational uses for these technologies.
The participant will be able to describe; Chat rooms, Blogs, Wikis and forums.
The participant will be able to define and integrate three Formative Assessment practices in their community.

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

This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Josh Stein is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Saturday 11 September 12:00 AM

Developing and Empowering Students as Creative and Critical Thinkers

This 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course takes a deeper look into creative and critical thinking and the importance of promoting both to ensure student success and college and career readiness. Time Frame: 8/11/2021 - 9/11/2021

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: cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Saturday 11 September 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. 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.
With more and more students being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorders, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. Time Frame: 8/25/2021-10/20/2021

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

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

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

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

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



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

Board Meetings

Board Meeting

Meetings begin at 7:00 pm in the Bucks IU Board Room (705 N. Shady Retreat Rd., Doylestown PA 18901) unless otherwise noted.
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Tuesday 20 July 7:00 PM