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EMERGENCY ALERT NOTIFICATION

SPECIAL NOTICE:

A special called meeting of the Bucks IU Board of School Directors will be held Thursday October 1, 2020 at 5:30pm.  The Bucks IU Board of School Directors will be considering approval of the award for the Lower Southampton Early Learning Center Parking Lot Project.  Per the Bucks IU Health and Safety plan in response to COVID-19, the meeting will be held virtually and is open to the public.   

To join this meeting please use the following information.  If you have not used Zoom before, you may need to follow the program instructions to download the application prior to being able to join the meeting.  You may also join the meeting via audio conference only using the Call-in number and Webinar ID below:

Zoom (online video and audio)
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Passcode:  bucksiu

Audio only conference
Call-in: 301-715-8592
Webinar ID: 947 4569 7417

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TRAINING, WORKSHOPS, AND EVENTS

Events are organized by category in chronological order.
featured event
Practical Tips & Techniques for Successful Speech Sound and Language Remediation with Char Boshart

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

Practical Tips & Techniques for Successful Speech Sound and Language Remediation with Char Boshart - View Event Details
Monday 26 October 9:00AM

Programs & Services

Pear Deck: A Free Tool to Create Interactive Lessons

ONLY OPEN TO BUCKS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND CTCS

Are your students getting bored with slides and presentations in your blended or distance learning classroom? Want a way to spruce them up and make them more engaging and interactive? Pear Deck is a Google Slides and Microsoft Powerpoint Add-On that allows educators to create interactive lessons that can be shared on any platform, and then used as synchronous or asynchronous assignments. In this one-hour FREE, virtual session, participants will take a look at Pear Deck and its features, set up the add-on, and have time to create their first lesson.

PLEASE NOTE: This session will be held virtually. The link will be sent to the email that you have linked to your My Learning Plan account. The link will be emailed to that email address 12-24 hours before the session. Please be sure to check that email account!
Pear Deck: A Free Tool to Create Interactive Lessons - View Event Details
Tuesday 06 October 3:30 PM

EdPuzzle: Free Assessment Tool for Interactive Videos

ONLY OPEN TO BUCKS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND CTCS

Are students engaging with the videos you assign, or are they tuning the content out? Edpuzzle allows educators to add an assessment feature to online videos by embedding interactive questions, notes, audio, or comments. Teachers can make their own videos or use existing videos from National Geographic, YouTube, TED Talks, Khan Academy, and more! These videos can be integrated into any Learning Management System (Canvas, Google Classroom, etc.)! In this FREE, one-hour virtual session, participants will be introduced to EdPuzzle, have a chance to interact as a student, and set up their free account.

PLEASE NOTE: This session will be held virtually. The link will be sent to the email that you have linked to your My Learning Plan account. The link will be emailed to that email address 12-24 hours before the session. Please be sure to check that email account!
EdPuzzle: Free Assessment Tool for Interactive Videos - View Event Details
Thursday 08 October 3:30 PM

Flipgrid: An Engaging Tech Tool to Elicit Student Voice

ONLY OPEN TO BUCKS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND CTCS

Are you looking for an interactive, engaging tool to embed in your platform for distance learning? In this workshop, participants will be introduced to Flipgrid, a FREE online tool for teachers. Participants will walk away with an interactive activity that is ready to be used immediately! The first 45 minutes of this one-hour virtual session will be a presentation to teach about Flipgrid, share ideas and resources, and demonstrate how to get activities set up. The final 15 minutes will provide time for teachers to prepare an activity, with virtual "tech support" available in real time.

PLEASE NOTE: This session will be held virtually. The link will be sent to the email that you have linked to your My Learning Plan account. The link will be emailed to that email address 12-24 hours before the session. Please be sure to check that email account!
Flipgrid: An Engaging Tech Tool to Elicit Student Voice - View Event Details
Tuesday 13 October 3:30 PM

Kahoot: A Free and Fun Game-Based Assessment Tool

ONLY OPEN TO BUCKS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND CTCS

Are you looking for a FUN and FREE way to get your students excited and engaged with virtual assessments? Kahoot is a FREE, cross-platform, game-based tool that allows educators to easily assess student understanding. In this FREE, one-hour, virtual session, participants will be introduced to Kahoot and its features, have a chance to interact as students with the tool, and have time to create their first Kahoot.

PLEASE NOTE: This session will be held virtually. The link will be sent to the email that you have linked to your My Learning Plan account. The link will be emailed to that email address 12-24 hours before the session. Please be sure to check that email account!
Kahoot: A Free and Fun Game-Based Assessment Tool - View Event Details
Thursday 15 October 3:30 PM

Wakelet: A Free Curation Tool to Collaborate and Share Resources

ONLY OPEN TO BUCKS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND CTCS

Are you constantly finding inspiration virtually, but need a way to organize that inspiration? Don't have time to read that post right now, but want to save it for later with easy access? Wakelet can help! Wakelet is a FREE, online, cross-platform curation tool that allows educators to collect, organize, and share various multimedia resources with students, teachers, and learning communities. In this FREE one-hour virtual session participants will be introduced to Wakelet and its features, view examples of how Wakelet is used with students, and have time to set up their own Wakelet account.

PLEASE NOTE: This session will be held virtually. The link will be sent to the email that you have linked to your My Learning Plan account. The link will be emailed to that email address 12-24 hours before the session. Please be sure to check that email account!
Wakelet: A Free Curation Tool to Collaborate and Share Resources - View Event Details
Tuesday 20 October 3:30 PM

Virtual Teacher Workshop: Flood Mapping with Artist Stacy Levy

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

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

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

You ONLY register on this site if you need Act 48 hours. There is a $15 fee for Act 48 hours.
Virtual Teacher Workshop: Flood Mapping with Artist Stacy Levy - View Event Details
Thursday 22 October 5:00 PM

Padlet: A Free Tool to Foster Virtual Collaboration and Engagement

ONLY OPEN TO BUCKS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND CTCS

Are you looking for a simple, collaborative tool to embed in your platform for blended learning? In this workshop, participants will be introduced to Padlet, a FREE online tool for teachers. Participants will walk away with an activity that is ready to be used immediately! The first 30 minutes of this one-hour virtual session will be a presentation to teach about Padlet, share ideas and resources, and demonstrate how to get Padlets set up for sharing. The final 30 minutes will provide time for teachers to prepare a Padlet, with virtual "tech support" available in real time.

PLEASE NOTE: This session will be held virtually. The link will be sent to the email that you have linked to your My Learning Plan account. The link will be emailed to that email address 12-24 hours before the session. Please be sure to check that email account!
Padlet: A Free Tool to Foster Virtual Collaboration and Engagement - View Event Details
Tuesday 27 October 3:30 PM

Jamboards: A Free Virtual Whiteboard Tool for Engagement and Collaboration

ONLY OPEN TO BUCKS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND CTCS

Are you looking for a way to get students active in their learning and collaboration virtually? Jamboards can help! Jamboards are FREE, online, cross-platform whiteboards that allows both teachers and students to collaborate in a shared space with many handy tools. In this FREE one-hour virtual session participants will be introduced to Jamboards and its features, view examples of how it can be used with students, and have time to set up their own Jamboards to share as soon as tomorrow!

PLEASE NOTE: This session will be held virtually. The link will be sent to the email that you have linked to your My Learning Plan account. The link will be emailed to that email address 12-24 hours before the session. Please be sure to check that email account!
Jamboards: A Free Virtual Whiteboard Tool for Engagement and Collaboration - View Event Details
Thursday 29 October 3:30 PM

Special Education

Bucks County Truancy Task Force

Bucks County Truancy Task Force meets three times during the school year. Participants discuss issues related to school attendance, discuss district policies/procedures, truancy court, development of intervention plans and involvement of outside agencies. The goal is to reduce truancy among school age students and provide schools with interventions that improve school attendance. This collaborative effort brings together professionals from school districts, child welfare, juvenile probation, law enforcement, district justices, Bucks County IU and community social service agencies.
Bucks County Truancy Task Force - View Event Details
Friday 16 October 9:00 AM

Unique Learning System PLC

Participants will take part in a yearlong professional learning group to learn more about the Unique Learning System curriculum and platform. This training is for IU & school district staff that are using Unique Learning System within their classrooms.
Unique Learning System PLC - View Event Details
Thursday 22 October 7:00 AM

Executive Skills Across the Tiers in the Covid-19 Era: Embedding Critical Learning Skills in Virtual, Hybrid, and In-Person Learning, within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports

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

.65 CEUs will be offered for ASHA.
Executive Skills Across the Tiers in the Covid-19 Era: Embedding Critical Learning Skills in Virtual, Hybrid, and In-Person Learning, within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports - View Event Details
Friday 23 October 8:00 AM

Social Work Ethics and Racial Equity

This workshop is designed for school social social workers to develop an understanding of the history of institutional racism within the education system and to reflect on their own beliefs and biases as it relates to race and equity. They will identify inequities within their workplace, and explore ways to create positive change in their role as a school social worker. This workshop fulfills the requirement of obtaining Ethics CEU's for PA social work licensure.
Distinguish between terms used to discuss race and equity.
Social Work Ethics and Racial Equity - View Event Details
Monday 26 October 8:35 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

She is a consummate speaker with an organized, infectious and exhilarating presentation-style.
Practical Tips & Techniques for Successful Speech Sound and Language Remediation with Char Boshart - View Event Details
Monday 26 October 9:00 AM

Bucks County Truancy Task Force

Bucks County Truancy Task Force meets three times during the school year. Participants discuss issues related to school attendance, discuss district policies/procedures, truancy court, development of intervention plans and involvement of outside agencies. The goal is to reduce truancy among school age students and provide schools with interventions that improve school attendance. This collaborative effort brings together professionals from school districts, child welfare, juvenile probation, law enforcement, district justices, Bucks County IU and community social service agencies.
Bucks County Truancy Task Force - View Event Details
Friday 22 January 9:00 AM

Bucks County Truancy Task Force

Bucks County Truancy Task Force meets three times during the school year. Participants discuss issues related to school attendance, discuss district policies/procedures, truancy court, development of intervention plans and involvement of outside agencies. The goal is to reduce truancy among school age students and provide schools with interventions that improve school attendance. This collaborative effort brings together professionals from school districts, child welfare, juvenile probation, law enforcement, district justices, Bucks County IU and community social service agencies.
Bucks County Truancy Task Force - View Event Details
Friday 23 April 9:00 AM

Online CPE Credited Courses

The Teacher's Toolbox Series: How to Identify and Combat Bullying in Our Schools

This Online 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) course will help you learn how to deal with any bullying. Time Frame: 10/6/2020 - 11/6/2020

Everyone knows Bullying is an issue. Hopefully you haven't been forced to deal with it. But you can't just sit on the sidelines and wait for the worst to happen. No! You must take this course so that you can be counted as one of the many who are fighting against bullying in our schools! 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.

This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Josh Stein is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
The Teacher's Toolbox Series: How to Identify and Combat Bullying in Our Schools - View Event Details
Tuesday 06 October 12:00 AM

Art of Interaction

This 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course is designed to provide educators with powerful insights into new ways to help children become happier and more successful. Time Frame: 10/9/2020 - 11/10/2020
This course will show teachers and parents how to find creative solutions to difficult problems that you encounter while working with children. The book "The Dance of Interaction" by Jeanine Fitzgerald is full of stories and ideas that give hope and help to those who love children. As educators you will gain an understanding and ability to create a bond and develop an awareness that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
Participants will read the book above. This book will acquaint one with creative solutions to handle the challenging behaviors of children.
Participants will analyze and implement strategies by gaining insights into new ways to help children become happier and 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. 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: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
Art of Interaction - View Event Details
Friday 09 October 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: 10/9/2020 - 11/5/2020
Participants will be acquainted with the purpose of games, developing, adapting & implementing the appropriate game to fit their curriculum. They will become acquainted with the different types of games including, memory, physical & board games. Throughout the course participants will analyze, adapt, create & demonstrate the use of appropriate & effective learning tools based on readings, activities and group discussions. They will learn techniques used to improve motivation and learning through classroom experiments and games.
Participant will:
View several websites, lectures & videos, these resources will acquaint one with suggestions for establishing & developing many meaningful games to be used in the classroom setting.

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

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

An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Colleen Anzio is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
Live, Laugh and Learn Through Educational Games - View Event Details
Friday 09 October 12:00 AM

Addressing Learning Disabilities in Education

A 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course - Time Frame: 10/13/2020 - 11/3/2020

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


This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Michael and Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
Addressing Learning Disabilities in Education - View Event Details
Tuesday 13 October 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: 10/14/2020 - 11/16/2020

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

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


This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Colleen Anzio is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
Active and Engaging Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom - View Event Details
Wednesday 14 October 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: 10/20/2020 - 11/23/2020

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: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
A-Z Guide on Positive Discipline - Solutions for Classroom Behavior Problems - View Event Details
Tuesday 20 October 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: 10/20/2020 - 11/20/2020

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: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
The Teacher's Toolbox Series: How To Effectively Communicate With Parents - View Event Details
Tuesday 20 October 12:00 AM

Autism in Pop Culture

A 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course - With more and more students being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorders, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. Time Frame: 10/21/2020 - 12/16/2020

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

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

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

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

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



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

New Look at Working with Students with Autism

A 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online Course - Time Frame: 10/27/2020 - 11/17/2020

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


This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Michael and Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
New Look at Working with Students with Autism - View Event Details
Tuesday 27 October 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: 11/2/2020 - 11/30/2020

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: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
Developing and Empowering Students as Creative and Critical Thinkers - View Event Details
Monday 02 November 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: 11/2/2020 - 11/30/2020

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

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

This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Ashleigh James is the instructor. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
Formative Assessment and the Differentiated Classroom - View Event Details
Monday 02 November 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: 11/3/2020 - 12/3/2020

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

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


An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Josh Stein is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
Building Self Esteem in the Classroom to Achieve Success, Beat Bullying and to Foster a Positive Learning Environment - View Event Details
Tuesday 03 November 12:00 AM

Adopting a Growth Mindset in Education

A 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course - Time Frame:
11/10/2020 - 12/1/2020

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: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
Adopting a Growth Mindset in Education - View Event Details
Tuesday 10 November 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: 11/10/2020 - 12/10/2020


This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Josh Stein is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
How to Create and Integrate a Moodle Learning Community to Enhance Student Learning and Achievement - View Event Details
Tuesday 10 November 12:00 AM

ADHD in Education

A 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course - With more & more students being diagnosed with ADHD, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions & expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. Time Frame: 11/24/2020 - 12/15/2020
Given current research related to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder & best practices in working with students with such diagnosis, participants will be able to analyze social behaviors students exhibit by developing at least three lessons, & at least two action plans to implement an enhanced program within a classroom setting.
Given a current research related to ADHD & best practices in working with students with such diagnosis, participants will be able to develop and implement sample IEPs for students with ADHD by writing about at least three current legal case studies, with at least three personal reactions to each case, & at least three impacts to the field of education.
Given a current research related to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder & best practices in working with students with such diagnosis, participants will be able to design a classroom management plan with at least five positive behavior supports, at least three ways in which student independence can be enhanced, & at least three ways in which support personnel are valued in the process.
Exploring positive behavior supports in a meaningful way in a classroom setting opens multiple pathways for learning. The course was designed to provide practical strategies for appropriate implementation within a classroom setting.


This is an online course. An email will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Michael and Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
ADHD in Education - View Event Details
Tuesday 24 November 12:00 AM

CPI/CPR Catalog

CPR and First Aid

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

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

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

Steps to follow:

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

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

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

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


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

CPR and First Aid

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

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

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

Steps to follow:

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

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

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

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


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

CPR and First Aid

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

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

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

Steps to follow:

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

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

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

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


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

CPR and First Aid

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

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

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

Steps to follow:

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

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

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

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


Cut off date for registration is two weeks (approximately) before Demonstration date.
CPR and First Aid - View Event Details
Monday 05 April 3:30 PM

CPR and First Aid

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

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

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

Steps to follow:

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

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

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

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


Cut off date for registration is two weeks (approximately) before Demonstration date.
CPR and First Aid - View Event Details
Wednesday 12 May 3:30 PM

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.
Board Meeting - View Event Details
Tuesday 20 October 7:00 PM