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Programs & Services

Thinking Outside the Box with Breakout Rooms

Are you looking for ways to effectively engage students and differentiate your blended and virtual instruction? Breakout rooms may be your answer! In this FREE 30 minute "mini-workshop" teachers will be introduced to a variety of strategies to maximize and enhance breakout room learning experiences. The first half of 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!
Only open to Bucks County School Districts and CTCs
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Tuesday 01 December 8:00 AM

Thinking Outside the Box with Breakout Rooms

Are you looking for ways to effectively engage students and differentiate your blended and virtual instruction? Breakout rooms may be your answer! In this FREE 30 minute "mini-workshop" teachers will be introduced to a variety of strategies to maximize and enhance breakout room learning experiences. The first half of 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!
Only open to Bucks County School Districts and CTCs
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Tuesday 01 December 4:00 PM

Thinking Outside the Box with Breakout Rooms

Are you looking for ways to effectively engage students and differentiate your blended and virtual instruction? Breakout rooms may be your answer! In this FREE 30 minute "mini-workshop" teachers will be introduced to a variety of strategies to maximize and enhance breakout room learning experiences. The first half of 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!
Only open to Bucks County School Districts and CTCs
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Tuesday 01 December 8:00 PM

Leveraging Choice Boards to Balance Screen Time

With the need for social distancing and virtual instruction in today's classroom, many teachers and families are concerned about the amount of time students spend in front of screens. Choice boards, playlists and instructional menus provide a structure through which teachers can provide opportunities for engagement and student choice and differentiation in learning away from screens. In this FREE 30 minute "mini-workshop" teachers will be introduced to strategies for success when using choice board options, as well as resources for getting started with creating effective and engaging choices. The first half of 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!
Only open to Bucks County School Districts and CTCs
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Wednesday 02 December 3:30 PM

Leveraging Choice Boards to Balance Screen Time

With the need for social distancing and virtual instruction in today's classroom, many teachers and families are concerned about the amount of time students spend in front of screens. Choice boards, playlists and instructional menus provide a structure through which teachers can provide opportunities for engagement and student choice and differentiation in learning away from screens. In this FREE 30 minute "mini-workshop" teachers will be introduced to strategies for success when using choice board options, as well as resources for getting started with creating effective and engaging choices. The first half of 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!
Only open to Bucks County School Districts and CTCs
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Wednesday 02 December 7:30 PM

Easy Google Tools and Extensions for Feedback

Are you looking for quick and easy ways to give students feedback within the Google Suite for Education? There are several Google features and extensions that can make the process easier, clearer and meaningful for teachers and students. In this FREE 30 minute "mini-workshop" teachers will be introduced to a few Google tools and extensions that pair perfectly with Google Suite for Education apps. The first half of 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!
Only open to Bucks County School Districts and CTCs
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Thursday 03 December 8:00 AM

Easy Google Tools and Extensions for Feedback

Are you looking for quick and easy ways to give students feedback within the Google Suite for Education? There are several Google features and extensions that can make the process easier, clearer and meaningful for teachers and students. In this FREE 30 minute "mini-workshop" teachers will be introduced to a few Google tools and extensions that pair perfectly with Google Suite for Education apps. The first half of 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!
Only open to Bucks County School Districts and CTCs
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Thursday 03 December 4:00 PM

Easy Google Tools and Extensions for Feedback

Are you looking for quick and easy ways to give students feedback within the Google Suite for Education? There are several Google features and extensions that can make the process easier, clearer and meaningful for teachers and students. In this FREE 30 minute "mini-workshop" teachers will be introduced to a few Google tools and extensions that pair perfectly with Google Suite for Education apps. The first half of 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!
Only open to Bucks County School Districts and CTCs
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Thursday 03 December 8:00 PM

Mentimeter to Elicit Student Voice

Engaging students virtual or from a distance can be a challenge. Allowing students to have their own voice and feeling heard is one way to enhance motivation and connection in the classroom. In this FREE 30 minute "mini-workshop" teachers will be introduced to a free, simple tool called Mentimeter, and will explore how it can be used to elicit student voice in the classroom. The first half of the workshop will feature a live presentation, with time at the end for Q&A.

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!
Only open to Bucks County School Districts and CTCs.
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Friday 04 December 3:30 PM

Mentimeter to Elicit Student Voice

Engaging students virtual or from a distance can be a challenge. Allowing students to have their own voice and feeling heard is one way to enhance motivation and connection in the classroom. In this FREE 30 minute "mini-workshop" teachers will be introduced to a free, simple tool called Mentimeter, and will explore how it can be used to elicit student voice in the classroom. The first half of the workshop will feature a live presentation, with time at the end for Q&A.

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!
Only open to Bucks County School Districts and CTCs.
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Friday 04 December 7:30 PM

Tips and Tricks for Collaboration Through Google Slides

Google Slides, an app that you may already know and use for instruction, is also an awesome tool for student collaboration! In this FREE 30 minute "mini-workshop" teachers will be shown uses for Google Slides that are a bit "outside the box", such as effectively using speaker notes and audio, and will explore how it can be used to promote student-to-student interactions and collaboration in the socially-distanced or virtual classroom. The first half of 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!
Only open to Bucks County School Districts and CTCs.
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Monday 07 December 8:00 AM

Tips and Tricks for Collaboration Through Google Slides

Google Slides, an app that you may already know and use for instruction, is also an awesome tool for student collaboration! In this FREE 30 minute "mini-workshop" teachers will be shown uses for Google Slides that are a bit "outside the box", such as effectively using speaker notes and audio, and will explore how it can be used to promote student-to-student interactions and collaboration in the socially-distanced or virtual classroom. The first half of 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!
Only open to Bucks County School Districts and CTCs.
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Monday 07 December 4:00 PM

Tips and Tricks for Collaboration Through Google Slides

Google Slides, an app that you may already know and use for instruction, is also an awesome tool for student collaboration! In this FREE 30 minute "mini-workshop" teachers will be shown uses for Google Slides that are a bit "outside the box", such as effectively using speaker notes and audio, and will explore how it can be used to promote student-to-student interactions and collaboration in the socially-distanced or virtual classroom. The first half of 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!
Only open to Bucks County School Districts and CTCs.
Tips and Tricks for Collaboration Through Google Slides - View Event Details
Monday 07 December 8:00 PM

Thinking Outside the Box with Breakout Rooms

Are you looking for ways to effectively engage students and differentiate your blended and virtual instruction? Breakout rooms may be your answer! In this FREE 30 minute "mini-workshop" teachers will be introduced to a variety of strategies to maximize and enhance breakout room learning experiences. The first half of 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!
Only open to Bucks County School Districts and CTCs
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Tuesday 08 December 3:30 PM

Thinking Outside the Box with Breakout Rooms

Are you looking for ways to effectively engage students and differentiate your blended and virtual instruction? Breakout rooms may be your answer! In this FREE 30 minute "mini-workshop" teachers will be introduced to a variety of strategies to maximize and enhance breakout room learning experiences. The first half of 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!
Only open to Bucks County School Districts and CTCs
Thinking Outside the Box with Breakout Rooms - View Event Details
Tuesday 08 December 7:30 PM

Leveraging Choice Boards to Balance Screen Time

With the need for social distancing and virtual instruction in today's classroom, many teachers and families are concerned about the amount of time students spend in front of screens. Choice boards, playlists and instructional menus provide a structure through which teachers can provide opportunities for engagement and student choice and differentiation in learning away from screens. In this FREE 30 minute "mini-workshop" teachers will be introduced to strategies for success when using choice board options, as well as resources for getting started with creating effective and engaging choices. The first half of 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!
Only open to Bucks County School Districts and CTCs
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Wednesday 09 December 8:00 AM

Leveraging Choice Boards to Balance Screen Time

With the need for social distancing and virtual instruction in today's classroom, many teachers and families are concerned about the amount of time students spend in front of screens. Choice boards, playlists and instructional menus provide a structure through which teachers can provide opportunities for engagement and student choice and differentiation in learning away from screens. In this FREE 30 minute "mini-workshop" teachers will be introduced to strategies for success when using choice board options, as well as resources for getting started with creating effective and engaging choices. The first half of 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!
Only open to Bucks County School Districts and CTCs
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Wednesday 09 December 4:00 PM

Leveraging Choice Boards to Balance Screen Time

With the need for social distancing and virtual instruction in today's classroom, many teachers and families are concerned about the amount of time students spend in front of screens. Choice boards, playlists and instructional menus provide a structure through which teachers can provide opportunities for engagement and student choice and differentiation in learning away from screens. In this FREE 30 minute "mini-workshop" teachers will be introduced to strategies for success when using choice board options, as well as resources for getting started with creating effective and engaging choices. The first half of 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!
Only open to Bucks County School Districts and CTCs
Leveraging Choice Boards to Balance Screen Time - View Event Details
Wednesday 09 December 8:00 PM

Easy Google Tools and Extensions for Feedback

Are you looking for quick and easy ways to give students feedback within the Google Suite for Education? There are several Google features and extensions that can make the process easier, clearer and meaningful for teachers and students. In this FREE 30 minute "mini-workshop" teachers will be introduced to a few Google tools and extensions that pair perfectly with Google Suite for Education apps. The first half of 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!
Only open to Bucks County School Districts and CTCs
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Thursday 10 December 3:30 PM

Easy Google Tools and Extensions for Feedback

Are you looking for quick and easy ways to give students feedback within the Google Suite for Education? There are several Google features and extensions that can make the process easier, clearer and meaningful for teachers and students. In this FREE 30 minute "mini-workshop" teachers will be introduced to a few Google tools and extensions that pair perfectly with Google Suite for Education apps. The first half of 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!
Only open to Bucks County School Districts and CTCs
Easy Google Tools and Extensions for Feedback - View Event Details
Thursday 10 December 7:30 PM

Mentimeter to Elicit Student Voice

Engaging students virtual or from a distance can be a challenge. Allowing students to have their own voice and feeling heard is one way to enhance motivation and connection in the classroom. In this FREE 30 minute "mini-workshop" teachers will be introduced to a free, simple tool called Mentimeter, and will explore how it can be used to elicit student voice in the classroom. The first half of the workshop will feature a live presentation, with time at the end for Q&A.

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!
Only open to Bucks County School Districts and CTCs.
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Friday 11 December 8:00 AM

Mentimeter to Elicit Student Voice

Engaging students virtual or from a distance can be a challenge. Allowing students to have their own voice and feeling heard is one way to enhance motivation and connection in the classroom. In this FREE 30 minute "mini-workshop" teachers will be introduced to a free, simple tool called Mentimeter, and will explore how it can be used to elicit student voice in the classroom. The first half of the workshop will feature a live presentation, with time at the end for Q&A.

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!
Only open to Bucks County School Districts and CTCs.
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Friday 11 December 4:00 PM

Mentimeter to Elicit Student Voice

Engaging students virtual or from a distance can be a challenge. Allowing students to have their own voice and feeling heard is one way to enhance motivation and connection in the classroom. In this FREE 30 minute "mini-workshop" teachers will be introduced to a free, simple tool called Mentimeter, and will explore how it can be used to elicit student voice in the classroom. The first half of the workshop will feature a live presentation, with time at the end for Q&A.

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!
Only open to Bucks County School Districts and CTCs.
Mentimeter to Elicit Student Voice - View Event Details
Friday 11 December 8:00 PM

Tips and Tricks for Collaboration Through Google Slides

Google Slides, an app that you may already know and use for instruction, is also an awesome tool for student collaboration! In this FREE 30 minute "mini-workshop" teachers will be shown uses for Google Slides that are a bit "outside the box", such as effectively using speaker notes and audio, and will explore how it can be used to promote student-to-student interactions and collaboration in the socially-distanced or virtual classroom. The first half of 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!
Only open to Bucks County School Districts and CTCs
Tips and Tricks for Collaboration Through Google Slides - View Event Details
Monday 14 December 3:30 PM

Tips and Tricks for Collaboration Through Google Slides

Google Slides, an app that you may already know and use for instruction, is also an awesome tool for student collaboration! In this FREE 30 minute "mini-workshop" teachers will be shown uses for Google Slides that are a bit "outside the box", such as effectively using speaker notes and audio, and will explore how it can be used to promote student-to-student interactions and collaboration in the socially-distanced or virtual classroom. The first half of 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!
Only open to Bucks County School Districts and CTCs.
Tips and Tricks for Collaboration Through Google Slides - View Event Details
Monday 14 December 7:30 PM

Special Education

Paraeducator Training: Mindfulness and Anxiety - Becoming Models of Mindfulness and Emotional Regulation

SYNCHRONOUS: We have all experienced some level of anxiety in our life; worrying is normal but at times our thoughts can get overwhelming. This course will explore typical and excessive anxiety and how to manage it through practicing Mindfulness. Presenters will help you to develop a personal mindfulness practice. We will also explore several strategies to help students handle anxiety and how you can bring mindfulness practices into the classroom.
Paraeducator Training: Mindfulness and Anxiety - Becoming Models of Mindfulness and Emotional Regulation - View Event Details
Tuesday 08 December 4:30 PM

Paraeducator Training: Understanding and Supporting Student Engagement

SYNCHRONOUS: Student engagement is a foundational component of teaching and learning that goes beyond surface level entertainment, participation, and task completion. This training will discuss the different aspects of student engagement and offer understanding and strategies to help ensure your students are actively engaged in their learning.
Paraeducator Training: Understanding and Supporting Student Engagement - View Event Details
Thursday 17 December 4:30 PM

Paraeducator Training: Instructional and Testing Accommodation

ASYNCHRONOUS: The "Accommodations: Instructional and Testing Supports for Students with Disabilities" module reviews instructional and testing accommodations for students with disabilities, explains how accommodations differ from other kinds of instructional adaptations, defines the four categories of accommodations, and describes how to implement accommodations and evaluate their effectiveness for individual students. Interactive questions and activities will engage you in your learning as well as deepen your understanding of this important content.
Paraeducator Training: Instructional and Testing Accommodation - View Event Details
Friday 01 January 8:00 AM

See the Sounds: Visual Phonics

See The Sound - Visual Phonics is a system of 52 unique hand cues and symbols that represent the sounds of English, without the ambiguity of English orthography, that can be used to support reading, spelling, speech, language, and vocabulary. Visual Phonics can be utilized in a variety of settings included, but not limited to: general education, special education, bilingual education, deaf education, adult literacy, speech therapy, and auditory training. During this two day training, participants will be introduced to the Visual Phonics system, learn about research supporting the success of Visual Phonics implementation for decoding and developing literacy skills, will learn all of the 52 unique hand shapes, and be provided with opportunities for hands-on practice and application of how to use Visual Phonics in their everyday work with students, both in person and virtually.
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Wednesday 13 January 9:00 AM

Paraeducator Training: Resilience and Gratitude

Participants will explore the concepts of resilience and gratitude through various lenses. Participants will examine how these topics are relevant in both their professional roles and personal lives.
Paraeducator Training: Resilience and Gratitude - View Event Details
Thursday 21 January 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 22 January 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 28 January 7:00 AM

Paraeducator Training: The Power of Relationships During Remote Learning

This session will review pandemic stresses as it relates to the impact on adults and students in the learning environment. With remote learning and social distancing in place, there is a greater importance and need to nurture relationships and connect with people. These relationships are critical when looking at student engagement and achievement. We will review strategies to strengthen relationships with students and problem-solve potential barriers and strategies to connect with those difficult to reach students.
Paraeducator Training: The Power of Relationships During Remote Learning - View Event Details
Monday 01 February 8:00 AM

Paraeducator Training: The Truth About Lying

SYNCHRONOUS: Let's be honest, most of us have lied at some point in our lives, but when lied to, may have strong reactions. The way we respond to lying can strengthen our connection and understanding of a child, and nurture honesty; or it can give the message that lying is the way to deal with trouble. This workshop will address how to respond to lying so that honesty is valued and the temptation to lie is lessened.
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Wednesday 24 February 4:30 PM

Paraeducator Training: Technology to Support Learning and Independence

ASYNCHRONOUS: This asynchronous course will allow you to navigate a self-paced exploration of technological tools that can lend support to the enhancement of learning opportunities for students. It will allow you to explore and increase your familiarity with different commonly used platforms and their supportive tools.
Paraeducator Training: Technology to Support Learning and Independence - View Event Details
Monday 01 March 9:00 AM

Paraeducator Training: High Leverage Practices for Paraprofessionals

SYNCHRONOUS: Paraprofessionals play a critical role in the day to day functioning and instruction of students with special needs. This can be rewarding yet challenging work. High Leverage Practices (HLP's) are practices that can be used to leverage student learning across different content areas, grade levels, and student abilities and disabilities. This professional learning opportunity will focus on the Collaboration and Instruction HLP's and ways to directly apply these concepts to everyday interactions with students.
Paraeducator Training: High Leverage Practices for Paraprofessionals - View Event Details
Tuesday 09 March 4:30 PM

Paraeducator Training: Relationships and Gratitude

ASYNCHRONOUS: This session will include information about the importance of relationships across various individuals in schools and how they contribute to positive school climates. Gratitude, as a piece to the school climate, will also be discussed with strategies on embedding opportunities to foster both relationships and gratitude.
Paraeducator Training: Relationships and Gratitude - View Event Details
Thursday 01 April 8:00 AM

Paraeducator Training: Addressing Trauma and Grief

SYNCHRONOUS: Many of our students, colleagues, and ourselves have experienced trauma and grief during the pandemic and for some, trauma unrelated to the pandemic. This workshop will discuss recognizing trauma and how to manage behaviors in the classroom and how to help students through the grieving process. Coping with our own grief and developing self-care routines will also be addressed.
Paraeducator Training: Addressing Trauma and Grief - View Event Details
Thursday 15 April 4:30 PM

Paraeducator Training: Promoting Student Independence - Academics

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.
Paraeducator Training: Promoting Student Independence - Academics - View Event Details
Tuesday 20 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

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

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.
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Saturday 01 May 8:00 AM

Paraeducator Training: Exploring Transition Resources

SYNCHRONOUS: Provide an understanding of secondary transition and how to locate and utilize resources to assist students and families with the transition process.
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Monday 03 May 4:30 PM

Pareducator Training: Social Skills

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.
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Thursday 03 June 4:30 PM

Online CPE Credited Courses

Supporting Students with Autism in Education

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 & expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. Time Frame: 1/6/2021 - 1/27/2021
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 when working with students with autism.
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 in their classroom.
Create calm classroom climate
Build positive relationships between home and school
Augmentative and alternative communication options

Session 5: Autism and the Law-Examine current case studies dealing with students with autism in the classroom.
Case studies of current legal cases
IEP development
IEP implementation


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
Supporting Students with Autism in Education - View Event Details
Wednesday 06 January 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: 1/20/2021 - 2/10/2021

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: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 20 January 12:00 AM

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

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online credited course. Participants will create an online and 1/20/2021 - 2/20/2021


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: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 20 January 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: 2/3/2021 - 3/10/2021

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: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 03 February 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: 2/3/2021-3/3/2021
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: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 03 February 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: 2/3/2021 - 3/31/2021

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
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Wednesday 03 February 12:00 AM

Developing and Empowering Students as Creative and Critical Thinkers

This 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course takes a deeper look into creative and critical thinking and the importance of promoting both to ensure student success and college and career readiness. Time Frame: 2/3/2021 - 3/3/2021

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
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Wednesday 03 February 12:00 AM

Formative Assessment and the Differentiated Classroom

This 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course takes a deeper look into formative assessment and provides educators with a solid knowledge base on the topic. Time Frame: 2/3/2021 - 3/3/2021

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
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Wednesday 03 February 12:00 AM

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: 2/10/2021 - 3/13/2021

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
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Wednesday 10 February 12:00 AM

A Guide to Effective Teaching

This 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course is a teacher's toolkit of strategies that are effective with all types of students. Time Frame: 2/17/2021 - 3/17/2021

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: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 17 February 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: 2/17/2021 - 3/10/2021

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
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Wednesday 17 February 12:00 AM

A+ Ideas for Every Student's Success

This 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course is designed to improve academic performance, increase productivity, & encourage self-esteem in students through appropriate use of classroom management techniques & motivational strategies in the class. Time Frame: 3/3/21-4/7/21The 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: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 03 March 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: 3/3/2021 - 4/3/2021

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: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 03 March 12:00 AM

Achieving Excellence: 14 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: 3/3/2021 - 4/7/2021

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.

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: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 03 March 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: 3/3/2021 - 3/24/2021
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: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 03 March 12:00 AM

Adopting a Growth Mindset in Education

A 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course - Time Frame: 3/3/2021 - 3/24/2021

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
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Wednesday 03 March 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
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Wednesday 17 March 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: 3/17/2021 - 4/17/2021

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: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 17 March 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: 3/17/2021 - 4/14/2021

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
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Wednesday 17 March 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: 3/17/2021 - 4/14/2021

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
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Wednesday 17 March 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: 3/31/2021 - 4/28/2021

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: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 31 March 12:00 AM

ABC's on Teaching Strategies for Pre K -3

This 3 credit (90 Act 48 hours) online course is designed to focus on successful teaching instruction & strategies for preschool to grade 3. Time Frame: 3/31/2021 - 4/28/2021


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, physical education), & overall meaningful teaching and 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 include:
Participant will read & develop activities to promote social interaction.
Participant will build a file of activities which promote physical activity while engaging in other forms of learning.
Participant will analyze & present activities which encourage curiosity and exploration for the student.
No book required, all work will be completed through websites and discussion panels.


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
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Wednesday 31 March 12:00 AM

Supporting Students with Autism in Education

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 & expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. Time Frame: 3/31/2021 - 4/21/2021
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 when working with students with autism.
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 in their classroom.
Create calm classroom climate
Build positive relationships between home and school
Augmentative and alternative communication options

Session 5: Autism and the Law-Examine current case studies dealing with students with autism in the classroom.
Case studies of current legal cases
IEP development
IEP implementation


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
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Wednesday 31 March 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: 2/3/2021-3/3/2021
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: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 31 March 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: 4/7/2021 - 4/28/2021

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: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 07 April 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: 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Tuesday 19 January 7:00 PM