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Best Practices and New Approaches to Scheduling at the Elementary Level

Best Practices and New Approaches to Scheduling at the Elementary Level

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Thursday 16 May 8:00AM

Programs & Services

Act 48: Engineering Effective STEAM Leadership

School leaders face a unique challenge in their schools as they strive to build a culture for STEAM education, build equitable access to STEAM opportunities for their students, and connect STEAM stakeholders in their communities. This course is designed to help school leaders meet these challenges. In the course, the following key topics will be addressed:
STEAM as an essential literacy for all students
Best practices in STEAM education
The Engineering Design Process
The Design Thinking Process



Participants will attend two full days (12 hours) of professional learning. They will also be expected to complete two (2) hours of online learning and sixteen (16) hours of job-embedded assignments. All assignments, including the culminating project, must be submitted through Canvas in order to receive course credit. Participants that successfully complete the course will receive thirty (30) Act 45 or Act 48 hours of credit.

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Friday 03 May 8:30 AM

TDA Networking Day

This day is designed to facilitate networking and sharing of turn-around training experiences by those educators who participated in the Four-Day TDA Series that occurred in Fall 2018 at the Bucks County Intermediate Unit. The day will include district presentations, networking discussions, and job-alike break-out groups.
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Monday 13 May 8:30 AM

Best Practices and New Approaches to Scheduling at the Elementary Level

The creation of an effective school schedule is a key component of every elementary leadership team’s work. Based upon 30+ years of experience working in schools across the country Michael D. Rettig, Professor Emeritus from James Madison University, and co-author of Elementary School Scheduling: Enhancing Instruction for Student Achievement, will outline problems that have been identified with typical elementary school schedules, relate general principles for effective district and school scheduling, provide a process for creating quality schedules, and share examples and templates. Handouts and a digital scheduling template (in Excel) will be provided. Significant time will be devoted to possible scheduling options for intervention and enrichment activities in Multi-tiered Support Systems.
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Thursday 16 May 8:00 AM

Preparing for AP2019 - Round Two

We're making some improvements to the way AP works, including giving students and teachers new resources to support them all year. Beginning August 1, 2019, AP teachers and students will have access to a robust set of new classroom resources. At the same time, some of the processes around AP Exam registration and ordering will change.

Learn more about the new resources and operational changes, including key implementation information for AP Coordinators and school administrators. These changes will affect all schools who offer Advanced Placement courses, and it important that schools are equipped with the key information and resources to implement the new changes prior to August 1st. This workshop, which is "Round 2" of the previous workshop offered on February 27, 2019, will take a deeper dive into the AP Registration and Ordering system. There will be a separate workshop just for AP Teachers offered three different times on June 5.
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Monday 20 May 2:30 PM

Technical Assistance for K-12 Guidance and Counseling Plan Trainings - Session #2

This technical assistance opportunity will complement the K-12 Guidance and Counseling Plan Training series. Participants will receive additional support and assistance as they work on their 13-part K-12 Guidance and Counseling Plan.
Technical Assistance for K-12 Guidance and Counseling Plan Trainings - Session #2 - View Event Details
Wednesday 29 May 9:00 AM

Bucks County Student Shakespeare Festival

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Thursday 30 May 8:00 AM

Preparing for AP2019 - Session 1

We're making some improvements to the way AP works, including giving students and teachers new resources to support them all year. Beginning August 1, 2019, AP teachers and students will have access to a robust set of new classroom resources. At the same time, some of the processes around AP Exam registration and ordering will change.

Learn more about the new resources and classroom supports for teachers and students, including a new AP Question Bank, digital performance dashboard, planning guides that outline content and skills for commonly taught units within a course, and more. This workshop will be broad in nature and is applicable for all AP Subjects.
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Wednesday 05 June 8:00 AM

Preparing for AP2019 - Session 2

We're making some improvements to the way AP works, including giving students and teachers new resources to support them all year. Beginning August 1, 2019, AP teachers and students will have access to a robust set of new classroom resources. At the same time, some of the processes around AP Exam registration and ordering will change.

Learn more about the new resources and classroom supports for teachers and students, including a new AP Question Bank, digital performance dashboard, planning guides that outline content and skills for commonly taught units within a course, and more. This workshop will be broad in nature and is applicable for all AP Subjects.
Preparing for AP2019 - Session 2 - View Event Details
Wednesday 05 June 11:30 AM

Preparing for AP2019 - Session 3

We're making some improvements to the way AP works, including giving students and teachers new resources to support them all year. Beginning August 1, 2019, AP teachers and students will have access to a robust set of new classroom resources. At the same time, some of the processes around AP Exam registration and ordering will change.

Learn more about the new resources and classroom supports for teachers and students, including a new AP Question Bank, digital performance dashboard, planning guides that outline content and skills for commonly taught units within a course, and more. This workshop will be broad in nature and is applicable for all AP Subjects.
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Wednesday 05 June 3:00 PM

Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway: Advancing Workshop

Are you looking for a way to improve STEM Education at your school? The Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway is a strategic planning process to improve STEM education at your school or district. Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway is provided by the Bucks IU in collaboration with Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh.

The Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway is built on the belief that school systems, individual schools, departments, and individual teachers can improve their STEM education practices through a positive, collaborative approach. It is designed to help the widest possible range of school districts and schools adopt best practices in STEM education.

The Advancing Workshop is intended for schools or districts who are completing the Pathway process. Participants reflect on the implementation of their Action Plans and their organization’s connection to the four pillars of STEM education.

The goals of the Advancing workshop are to:

1. Reflect upon your connection to the four pillars of STEM education.

2. Share experiences on Action Plan implementation.

3. Make a plan to continue the Pathway.
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Thursday 06 June 8:30 AM

From Snorkelers to Scuba Divers - Finding the Right Amount of Rigor for Math and Science Learners

Is this going to be on the test? Why do we have to know this? Is this for a grade? Can you tell me what I need to do to get this right? These questions haunt each and every math and science teacher that is on the receiving end of such inquiry. When inspired and passionate teachers create an environment that fosters and nurtures engagement, questions like these evaporate from our schools and classrooms while our students deep dive into learning. Over the past fifteen years, the science of learning has provided many insights into how we think. Furthermore, these promising principles provide a starting point for inspired and passionate teachers to build the capacity in math and science learners to engage in higher order thinking. This workshop shows you how! Participants will experience targeted and specific strategies for finding the right level of rigor, striking the ideal balance between surface and deep learning, and identifying the perfect level of challenge for each student - regardless of their current level of learning. Practicing what we preach, participants will take part in an out-of-your-seat experience that models the promising principles from science of learning for deep thinking and understanding: simple to complex, concrete to abstract, and the idea that memory is the residue of thought.
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Tuesday 05 November 8:30 AM

Special Education

Behavior Analyst Professional Development

Training of behavior analysts for networking, mentoring and professional development
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Wednesday 24 April 4:30 PM

ParaEd: Evidence Based Literacy Interventions

This session will focus on literacy interventions appropriate for the role of the paraprofessional. Participants will engage in learning and practicing literacy interventions for building phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills. The content of this session will cover literacy skills needed for the elementary and secondary grade spans.
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Tuesday 07 May 4:30 PM

County-wide School Social Work Training

These meetings include a series of presentations and professional discussions on topics of interest to school social workers, such as Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, Ethics, ADHD, etc
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Wednesday 08 May 8:30 AM

Behavior Analyst Professional Development

Training of behavior analysts for networking, mentoring and professional development
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Thursday 16 May 2:00 PM

Cultural Considerations in the School-Aged Speech-Language Evaluation

This workshop will provide a basic overview of cultural variations in speech articulation, syntax, and pragmatics which are commonly encountered in the speech-language evaluation process, and review strategies for therapists who seek to increase their cultural competence.
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Tuesday 21 May 4:00 PM

Cortical Visual Impairment -CVI- What's it all about?

This session will provide practical information for supporting students with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)in classroom settings. Strategies for recognizing the impact of a visual environment on the student's ability to access visual information will be enhanced by participation in simulation opportunities.
Cortical Visual Impairment -CVI- What's it all about? - View Event Details
Thursday 23 May 4:30 PM

Online CPE Credited Courses

ADHD in Education

A 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course - With more and more students being diagnosed with ADHD, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. Time Frame: 5/10/19 - 5/31/19

Given a current research related to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and best practices in working with students with such diagnosis, the course participants will be able to analyze social behaviors students exhibit by developing at least three (3) lessons, and at least two (2) action plans to implement an enhanced program within a classroom setting.

Given a current research related to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity 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 ADHD 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.

Given a current research related to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and best practices in working with students with such diagnosis, the course participants will be able to design a classroom management plan with at least five (5) positive behavior supports, at least three (3) ways in which student independence can be enhanced, and at least three (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. The course was designed to provide practical strategies for appropriate implementation within a classroom setting.



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.
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Friday 10 May 12:00 AM

Art of Interaction

This 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course is designed to provide educators with powerful insights into new ways to help children become happier and more successful. Time Frame: 6/20/19 - 7/22/19
This course will show teachers and parents how to find creative solutions to difficult problems that you encounter while working with children. The book "The Dance of Interaction" by Jeanine Fitzgerald is full of stories and ideas that give hope and help to those who love children. As educators you will gain an understanding and ability to create a bond and develop an awareness that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
Participants will read the book above. This book will acquaint one with creative solutions to handle the challenging behaviors of children.
Participants will analyze and implement strategies by gaining insights into new ways to help children become happier and more successful, realizing the most important factors in a child's success is having a relationship with a supportive, competent adult.
Participants will participate in group discussions by replying to 2-3 participants per discussion panel-open discussions provide open communication between all participants.
Culminating Project: Participants will be given several scenarios of inappropriate behavior; they will discuss possible strategies the teacher may use which display creative solutions. Solutions which are successful when dealing with a challenging behavior.

Required Book: The Dance of Interaction by Jeanine Fitzgerald
Order online at www.personalityinsights.com


This is an online course. An email will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how to participate in this event. Colleen Anzio is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
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Thursday 20 June 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: 6/20/19 - 7/22/19


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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Thursday 20 June 12:00 AM

Live, Laugh and Learn Through Educational Games

A two credit online (60 Act 48 Hours) course designed to provide educators an overview of benefits in using games as a source of reinforcement in the classroom. Time Frame: 6/27/19-7/18/19
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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Thursday 27 June 12:00 AM

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

This 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course is designed to address modern-day problems and provide practical solutions for establishing an effective learning environment. Time Frame: 6/28/19 - 7/30/19

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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Friday 28 June 12:00 AM

New Look at Working with Students with Autism

A 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online Course - Time Frame: 6/28/19 - 7/19/19

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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Friday 28 June 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: 7/1/19 - 8/1/19

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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Monday 01 July 12:00 AM

Active and Engaging Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom

This 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course is designed to focus explicitly on inclusive classrooms and provides unique suggestions for meeting the needs of students with disabilities, including those with learning, cognitive, and sensory differences.Time Frame: 7/1/19 - 8/1/19

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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Monday 01 July 12:00 AM

A+ Ideas for Every Student's Success

This 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course is designed to improve academic performance, increase productivity, & encourage self-esteem in students through appropriate use of classroom management techniques & motivational strategies in the class. Time Frame: 7/1/19-7/29/19The 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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Monday 01 July 12:00 AM

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

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online credited course. Participants will create an online and virtual extension of their classrooms using Moodle and readily available technology. Time frame: 7/2/19 - 8/2/19


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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Tuesday 02 July 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: 7/2/19 - 8/2/19

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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Tuesday 02 July 12:00 AM

ADHD in Education

A 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course - With more & more students being diagnosed with ADHD, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions & expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. Time Frame: 7/3/19-7/24/19
Given current research related to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder & best practices in working with students with such diagnosis, participants will be able to analyze social behaviors students exhibit by developing at least three lessons, & at least two action plans to implement an enhanced program within a classroom setting.
Given a current research related to ADHD & best practices in working with students with such diagnosis, participants will be able to develop and implement sample IEPs for students with ADHD by writing about at least three current legal case studies, with at least three personal reactions to each case, & at least three impacts to the field of education.
Given a current research related to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder & best practices in working with students with such diagnosis, participants will be able to design a classroom management plan with at least five positive behavior supports, at least three ways in which student independence can be enhanced, & at least three ways in which support personnel are valued in the process.
Exploring positive behavior supports in a meaningful way in a classroom setting opens multiple pathways for learning. The course was designed to provide practical strategies for appropriate implementation within a classroom setting.


This is an online course. An email will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Michael and Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 03 July 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: 7/16/19-8/6/19
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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Saturday 06 July 12:00 AM

Autism in Pop Culture

A 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course - With more and more students being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorders, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. Time Frame: 7/8/19 - 8/12/19

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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Monday 08 July 12:00 AM

Addressing Learning Disabilities in Education

A 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course - Time Frame: 7/8/19 - 7/29/19

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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Monday 08 July 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: 7/9/19 - 8/9/19

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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Tuesday 09 July 12:00 AM

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

This Online 3 credit course (90 Act 48 hours) will help you learn how to deal with any parent. Time Frame: 7/16/19 - 8/16/19

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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Tuesday 16 July 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: 7/16/19 - 8/16/19

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

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


An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Josh Stein is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
Building Self Esteem in the Classroom to Achieve Success, Beat Bullying and to Foster a Positive Learning Environment - View Event Details
Tuesday 16 July 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: 7/23/19 - 8/23/19
Objectives:
Participants will be able to identify their personal learning style. Participants will be able to describe at least 2 learning styles of current students.
The participant will be able to identify and state three elements of good Digital Citizenship as defined by Pa Technology Standards.
The participant will experience a variety of new technologies and will be able to describe educational uses for these technologies.
The participant will be able to describe; Chat rooms, Blogs, Wikis and forums.
The participant will be able to define and integrate three Formative Assessment practices in their community.

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

This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Josh Stein is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
The Teacher's Toolbox Series: The 21st Century Educator - View Event Details
Tuesday 23 July 12:00 AM

Act 45 Hours

Act 45: Engineering Effective STEAM Leadership

School leaders face a unique challenge in their schools as they strive to build a culture for STEAM education, build equitable access to STEAM opportunities for their students, and connect STEAM stakeholders in their communities. This course is designed to help school leaders meet these challenges. In the course, the following key topics will be addressed:
STEAM as an essential literacy for all students
Best practices in STEAM education
The Engineering Design Process
The Design Thinking Process



Participants will attend two full days (12 hours) of professional learning. They will also be expected to complete two (2) hours of online learning and sixteen (16) hours of job-embedded assignments. All assignments, including the culminating project, must be submitted through Canvas in order to receive course credit. Participants that successfully complete the course will receive thirty (30) Act 45 or Act 48 hours of credit.

Act 45: Engineering Effective STEAM Leadership - View Event Details
Friday 03 May 8:30 AM

Board Meetings

Wednesday 22 May 7:00 PM

Right to Education Task Force

Bucks County Right to Education Task Force

Bucks County - Join us for these FREE informational events. Parents and guardians of children with special needs, their families, service providers, agency members, and educators are encouraged to attend. Refreshments provided.
Bucks County Right to Education Task Force - View Event Details
Friday 24 May 12:00 PM