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EMERGENCY ALERT NOTIFICATION

Notice for the Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Board of School Directors Meeting

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Bucks IU Board of School Directors will be held on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm.  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 the 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)
https://bucksiu.zoom.us/j/99927381475?pwd=cVNIdGRuQmJRWEs5VUxYSjRrdWRjQT09
Passcode: bucksiu

Audio only conference
Call-in: 312 626 6799
Webinar ID: 999 2738 1475

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TRAINING, WORKSHOPS, AND EVENTS

Events are organized by category in chronological order.

Programs & Services

Canvas Users Week - Day 2

This FREE virtual event will showcase over 25 virtual professional development sessions, over the course of a week, focused on utilizing Canvas tools and products for teaching, learning and assessment. Sessions will be presented by practitioners in the field and by Canvas representatives.
Canvas Users Week - Day 2 - View Event Details
Tuesday 20 April 3:00 PM

Canvas Users Week - Day 3

This FREE virtual event will showcase over 25 virtual professional development sessions, over the course of a week, focused on utilizing Canvas tools and products for teaching, learning and assessment. Sessions will be presented by practitioners in the field and by Canvas representatives.
Canvas Users Week - Day 3 - View Event Details
Wednesday 21 April 3:00 PM

Canvas Users Week - Day 4

This FREE virtual event will showcase over 25 virtual professional development sessions, over the course of a week, focused on utilizing Canvas tools and products for teaching, learning and assessment. Sessions will be presented by practitioners in the field and by Canvas representatives.
Canvas Users Week - Day 4 - View Event Details
Thursday 22 April 3:00 PM

K-12 Guidance Plan Annual Sustainability Meeting

This meeting will support district teams with updating and sustaining their K-12 Guidance Plans. The format for the 2-hour meeting will be to review a newly-developed Toolkit, provide time for all participating teams to share their successes and challenges over the past year, share updates on the Bucks County Career Pathways Partnership and how it may support plans for 2021-2022, and allow for some team planning time. Participants will walk away with additional tools and resources to support continued success.

Participants will be able to reflect on the successes and challenges of their K-12 Guidance Plan.

Participants will be able to determine action steps to ensure that the Plan is sustained for the 2021-2022 school year.

Participants will be able to set goals for 2021-2022 to enhance career development programming.
K-12 Guidance Plan Annual Sustainability Meeting - View Event Details
Tuesday 27 April 9:00 AM

K-12 Guidance Plan Annual Sustainability Meeting

This meeting will support district teams with updating and sustaining their K-12 Guidance Plans. The format for the 2-hour meeting will be to review a newly-developed Toolkit, provide time for all participating teams to share their successes and challenges over the past year, share updates on the Bucks County Career Pathways Partnership and how it may support plans for 2021-2022, and allow for some team planning time. Participants will walk away with additional tools and resources to support continued success.

Participants will be able to reflect on the successes and challenges of their K-12 Guidance Plan.
Participants will be able to determine action steps to ensure that the Plan is sustained for the 2021-2022 school year.
Participants will be able to set goals for 2021-2022 to enhance career development programming.
K-12 Guidance Plan Annual Sustainability Meeting - View Event Details
Wednesday 28 April 1:00 PM

Gifted Ed 101: Day One

Gifted Ed 101: Day One will focus on Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) regulations for Gifted Education as designated by Chapter 16 of the School Code. The following topics will be highlighted in Day One: Chapter 16 Regulations and Guidelines, characteristics of gifted learners, identification and evaluation processes and policies, development of Gifted Individual Education Plans (GIEPs), Notice of Recommended Assignments (NORAs), and district-level policy and procedures for staffing and programming.

Participants will understand the role of Chapter 16 and its companion document, the PDE Gifted Education Guidelines.
Participants will learn the components of a district-level identification and evaluation process for gifted learners. This competency includes universal screeners.
Participants will learn the connection between evaluation, the gifted written report, the GIEP, and the NORA.
Participants will learn the components of the GIEP including how to write academic-based GIEP goals.
Gifted Ed 101: Day One - View Event Details
Thursday 29 April 8:30 AM

Gifted Ed 101: Day Two

Gifted Ed 101: Day Two will pick up from where Gifted Ed 101: Day One left off. The workshop will highlight the gifted options of enrichment and acceleration as designated by Chapter 16 and how they fit into GIEP development. Specifically, enrichment strategies such as curriculum compacting, tiered lessons, project-based learning, and curriculum integration of such strategies will be outlined. The latest research on acceleration and types of acceleration will also be explored. In addition, Day Two will focus on specialized program options for gifted students such as seminars and critical and creative thinking strategies and where such options fit into GIEP development
1. Participants will learn the definitions of enrichment and acceleration as designated by Chapter 16.
2. Participants will learn about the enrichment strategies that can be offered to gifted students via their GIEP.
3. Participants will learn the research on acceleration and will explore how the types of acceleration can be integrated into the overall curriculum.
4. Participants will learn the value of homogeneous groups for gifted students such as seminars and what role such options play in GIEP development.
Gifted Ed 101: Day Two - View Event Details
Thursday 20 May 8:30 AM

SEL Playlist: A Primer for Supporting Student Wellness PreK-12

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 April- June.

Overview of synchronous schedule requirements:
4/13 7-8pm "Kick Off" via Zoom
4/20-4/21 Coach check-in via Zoom by appointment
5/4-5/5 Coach check-in via Zoom by appointment
5/18-5/19 Coach check-in via Zoom by appointment
6/1-6/2 Coach check-in via Zoom by appointment
6/8 7-8pm Full Cohort Wrap-Up via Zoom

COST: Registration is limited for this PD opportunity. Also, it is being offered at a reduced price for Spring 2021. Register today!
SEL Playlist: A Primer for Supporting Student Wellness PreK-12 - View Event Details
Tuesday 08 June 7:00 PM

Introduction to STEAM Education

STEM ENDORSEMENT COURSE 1: INTRODUCTION TO STEAM EDUCATION

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

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

Participants will:
develop an understanding of each letter of the STEAM acronym
create and present a 'Fixer Upper' lesson by converting a traditional science, math, or art lesson into a STEAM lesson
develop a lesson that includes integrated STEAM learning
Introduction to STEAM Education - View Event Details
Wednesday 08 September 4:15 PM

Special Education

Promoting Student Independence - Academics: Paraeducator Training

SYNCHRONOUS: As educators, it is our continuous goal to support and foster student independence. This training will discuss topics such as learned helplessness, praise, mindsets, self-advocacy, and proximity, and discuss how these elements can impact learning and student outcomes. It will discuss applicable strategies that can be applied to support students in becoming independent learners.
Promoting Student Independence - Academics: Paraeducator Training - View Event Details
Tuesday 20 April 4:30 PM

American Sign Language for Educational Staff

American Sign language instruction for beginners and advanced beginners working in the field of education This will include an introduction to understanding Deafness and Deaf culture. Virtual classes with be held for one hour/week over a period of 6 weeks focusing on relevant topics each week. Participants will have the opportunity to request specific vocabulary themes. There will be ample time for practice.

Participants will be able to:

Give 3 examples of basic wants and needs you are able to express using American Sign language.
Give examples of 3 simple requests made by others using sign language that you are able to understand.
Identify three features of the Deaf Community/Deaf culture.
American Sign Language for Educational Staff - View Event Details
Thursday 22 April 4:30 PM

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

Say This, Not That - The Importance of Mathematics Language: Paraeducator Training

ASYNCHRONOUS: The language of mathematics, especially vocabulary terms, is essential for understanding mathematics in both oral and written forms. This training will highlight the importance of mathematics language and the words that teachers and paraprofessionals select to foster learning. Participants will also explore strategies for supporting vocabulary development in the mathematics classroom.
This course will be open and available for completion from the first of the month through the last day of the month. All content, to count for credit, must be submitted within the month's timeframe. Details regarding course access will be forwarded to MLP registrants prior to the opening of the course.
Say This, Not That - The Importance of Mathematics Language: Paraeducator Training - View Event Details
Saturday 01 May 8:00 AM

Exploring Transition Resources: Paraeducator Training

SYNCHRONOUS: Provide an understanding of secondary transition and how to locate and utilize resources to assist students and families with the transition process.
Exploring Transition Resources: Paraeducator Training - View Event Details
Monday 03 May 4:30 PM

Youth Suicide Prevention: QPR Model

This workshop will introduce the QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) model for suicide prevention to school social workers. After the formal presentation, time will be allotted to discuss how to bring the model to middle and high school students, tools used by schools to screen students at risk for suicide, and how schools are managing the mental health needs of students.

Participants will learn warning signs for suicide.
Participants will learn how to question a student at risk for suicide and ways to encourage students to become more active in suicide prevention.
Participants will explore several tools used to screen students at risk for suicide.
Youth Suicide Prevention: QPR Model - View Event Details
Monday 10 May 8:30 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
Wednesday 12 May 7:00 AM

Social Skills: Pareducator Training

SYNCHRONOUS: During this session participants will explore various social skills tools and strategies. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore how they can incorporate these strategies into the classroom.
Social Skills: Pareducator Training - View Event Details
Thursday 03 June 4:30 PM

Non-Public Services

Reimagining Rubrics and Feedback with Single Point Rubrics

Special note:
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.

Rubrics as a feedback tool have been used for a long time. The single point rubric is a newer type of rubric that focuses on meaningful feedback and simpler, clearer goals. In this FREE one-hour virtual session, teachers will be introduced to single point rubrics and will explore ways that they can be used to enhance student learning. The workshop will feature a live presentation, with time at the end for Q&A.


PLEASE NOTE: This session will be held virtually via Zoom. 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!

The participant will learn qualities of effective feedback
The participant will be able to create a single point rubric
The participant will be able to use single point rubrics to provide feedback to students

Reimagining Rubrics and Feedback with Single Point Rubrics - View Event Details
Thursday 06 May 4:00 PM

Jamboard: A Free Virtual Whiteboard Tool for Engagement and Collaboration

Special Note:
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.



Are you looking for a way to get students active in their learning and collaboration virtually? Jamboard can help! Jamboard is a FREE, online, cross-platform whiteboard 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 Jamboard and its features, view examples of how it can be used with students, and have time to set up their own Jamboard 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!
The participant will understand the importance of student-to-student interaction in the classroom.
The participant will be able to use Google Jamboard with students in a blended learning classroom.
The participant will be able to use Jamboard for student collaboration and engagment.
Jamboard: A Free Virtual Whiteboard Tool for Engagement and Collaboration - View Event Details
Tuesday 11 May 4:00 PM

Practical Strategies for Surviving Teacher Overwhelm

Special Note: 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.

In this 1-hour virtual workshop, participants will explore strategies that support effective mindsets and help reduce feelings of overwhelm in the classroom. Drawing on resources from the book Teaching in the Post-COVID Classroom, participants will reflect on what is working well, and learn practical strategies and routines that reduce feelings of overwhelm and increase productivity.

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!
The participant will be able to use strategies to reduce feelings of overwhelm
The participant will evaluate routines and procedures that could be delegated
The participant will learn about time boxing and productivity hacks.
Practical Strategies for Surviving Teacher Overwhelm - View Event Details
Thursday 13 May 4:00 PM

Screencasting with Screencastify

Special Note: 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.




Screencasting is a valuable strategy for providing instruction and feedback in any blended learning classroom. If you are looking for ways to refine your sceencasts, or are looking for strategies to feel comfortable getting started with screencasting, then this FREE 1-hour virtual workshop is perfect for you! The first half of the workshop begins with learning about best practices for screencasting, with time set aside during the second half to learn how-to use the sceencasting app, Screencastify. If you are new to screencasting, or hoping to refine your current screencasting skills, this workshop is perfect for you!
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!




The participant will learn best practice for screencasting
The participant will learn how to use Screencastify
The participant will be able to create effective screencasts for asynchronous instruction.
Screencasting with Screencastify - View Event Details
Monday 17 May 4:00 PM

Creating Virtual Learning Environments with StartSOLE

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.




Self-Organized Learning Environments (SOLE) is a simple structure designed to
promote inquiry and foster self-empowerment. SOLEs start with a big question designed
to provoke curiosity. From there, learners work collaboratively to investigate and then
share out their discoveries. A SOLE can exist anywhere there is a computer, internet
connection, and students who are ready to learn. In this FREE 1-hour virtual workshop,
participants will be introduced to StartSOLE, an online platform where students are
given the freedom to learn collaboratively using the internet. The workshop will include
an overview of the platform and its structure, as well as provide support in getting
started with this free resource.




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!

The participant will reflect on the effectiveness of student-lead social exploration.
The participant will learn about StartSOLE and how it can support collaboration and curiosity.
The participant will be able to get started with StartSOLE.
Creating Virtual Learning Environments with StartSOLE - View Event Details
Thursday 20 May 4:00 PM

Online CPE Credited Courses

Autism in Pop Culture

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course offered through a partnership with Immaculata University. At registration course participants have the option to add Immaculata University graduate credit to the course. 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: 4/21/2021 - 6/16/2021

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: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
Autism in Pop Culture - View Event Details
Wednesday 21 April 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: 4/21/2021 - 5/19/2021

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: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
Developing and Empowering Students as Creative and Critical Thinkers - View Event Details
Wednesday 21 April 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: 4/21/2021 - 5/19/2021

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: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
Formative Assessment and the Differentiated Classroom - View Event Details
Wednesday 21 April 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: 4/21/2021 - 5/21/2021
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: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
The Teacher's Toolbox Series: The 21st Century Educator - View Event Details
Wednesday 21 April 12:00 AM

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: 5/5/2021 - 5/26/2021

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: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
New Look at Working with Students with Autism - View Event Details
Wednesday 05 May 12:00 AM

Adopting a Growth Mindset in Education

A 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course - Time Frame: 5/19/2021 - 6/9/2021

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: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
Adopting a Growth Mindset in Education - View Event Details
Wednesday 19 May 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: 3/17/2021 - 4/7/2021
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: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
ADHD in Education - View Event Details
Wednesday 02 June 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
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 April 7:00 PM