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TRAINING, WORKSHOPS, AND EVENTS

Events are organized by category in chronological order.

Programs & Services

K-12 School Guidance Plan Fall Meeting

This meeting will support district teams with updating and sustaining their K-12 Guidance Plans. The format for the 1 1/2-hour meeting will be to provide time for all participating teams to share their successes and challenges this fall, share updates on the Bucks County Career Pathways Partnership and how to incorporate it into future plans, and allow for some team planning time. Participants will walk away with additional tools and resources to support continued success.

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

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

Participants will be able to review/revise goals for 2021-2022 to enhance career development programming.
K-12 School Guidance Plan Fall Meeting - View Event Details
Thursday 09 December 9:00 AM

K-12 School Guidance Plan Fall Meeting

This meeting will support district teams with updating and sustaining their K-12 Guidance Plans. The format for the 1 1/2-hour meeting will be to provide time for all participating teams to share their successes and challenges this fall, share updates on the Bucks County Career Pathways Partnership and how to incorporate it into future plans, and allow for some team planning time. Participants will walk away with additional tools and resources to support continued success.

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

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

Participants will be able to review/revise goals for 2021-2022 to enhance career development programming.
K-12 School Guidance Plan Fall Meeting - View Event Details
Thursday 16 December 1:00 PM

Creating Virtual Learning Environments with StartSOLE

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

PLEASE NOTE: This session will be held virtually. The link will be sent to the email that you have linked to your My Learning Plan account. The link will be emailed to that email address 12-24 hours before the session. Please be sure to check that email account!
The participant will reflect on the effectiveness of student-lead social exploration.
The participant will learn about StartSOLE and how it can support collaboration and curiosity.
The participant will be able to get started with StartSOLE.
Creating Virtual Learning Environments with StartSOLE - View Event Details
Tuesday 18 January 4:00 PM

Creating Virtual Learning Environments with StartSOLE

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

PLEASE NOTE: This session will be held virtually. The link will be sent to the email that you have linked to your My Learning Plan account. The link will be emailed to that email address 12-24 hours before the session. Please be sure to check that email account!
The participant will reflect on the effectiveness of student-lead social exploration.
The participant will learn about StartSOLE and how it can support collaboration and curiosity.
The participant will be able to get started with StartSOLE.
Creating Virtual Learning Environments with StartSOLE - View Event Details
Monday 24 January 7:00 PM

SEL Endorsement Course 1: Social and Emotional Wellness Learning in Youth Development

This course is the first of four courses of PDE's Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness for PK-12 Students Endorsement. It will provide educators with a foundation in emotional and youth development theory and research. In this course, candidates will develop an understanding of social and emotional learning and the impact that explicit teaching can have on the learner as well as the learning environment. Candidates will recognize the unique developmental characteristics and needs of learners at all age levels. Candidates will engage in field experience assignments that will provide opportunities to directly interact with social and emotional learning at the school level in order to deepen their understanding of the content presented in each of the modules of the course.

Participants registering for Graduate Credits will pay the course fee directly to the University. Please select the corresponding payment option when registering. In addition, participants interested in graduate credit, must register by Friday, January 14, 2022. More details will be emailed.

The virtual course starts on Monday, January 31, 2022 and extends to Sunday, March 20, 2022. In addition to the asynchronous assignments, participants will meet each Thursday for seven weeks for a 3-hour synchronous session with the course instructor, Dr. Meredith Gapsis.

The days for the synchronous sessions are as follows:
Thurs., February 3, 2022, 4:30 - 7:30 pm
Thurs., February 10, 2022, 4:30 - 7:30 pm
Thurs., February 17, 2022, 4:30 - 7:30 pm
Thurs., February 24, 2022, 4:30 - 7:30 pm
Thurs., March 3, 2022, 4:30 - 7:30 pm
Thurs., March 10, 2022, 4:30 - 7:30 pm
Thurs., March 17, 2022, 4:30 - 7:30 pm
SEL Endorsement Course 1: Social and Emotional Wellness Learning in Youth Development - View Event Details
Monday 31 January 4:30 PM

Teaching for Deeper Learning - Educator Book Study

During this virtual asynchronous book club, participants will read "Teaching for Deeper Learning” by Jay McTighe and Harvey Silver, and complete activities that support reflection, application and extension of new learning. This book study extends from November 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 to read the book and complete the required assignments. The last day to register is February 28, 2022.

To participate, registrants will:
Register for this course here
Purchase the book
Join the Google Classroom when invited via email
Read the book
Complete the assignments posted on Google Classroom
Complete the Final Survey form posted on Google Classroom by March 31st, 2022

Book can be purchased online at:
https://www.amazon.com/dp
or
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/teaching-for-deeper-learning-jay-mctighe

Participants will learn strategies that promote deeper learning
Participants will reflect on current classroom practices and strategies related to learning
Participant will implement new strategies in the classroom that promote deeper learning

Teaching for Deeper Learning - Educator Book Study - View Event Details
Monday 28 February 8:00 AM

UDL and Blended Learning - Educator Book Study

During this virtual asynchronous book club, participants will read "UDL and Blended Learning” by Katie Novak and Caltin Tucker, and complete activities that support reflection, application and extension of new learning. This book study extends from November 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 to read the book and complete the required assignments. The last day to register is February 28, 2022.

To participate, registrants will:
Register for this course here
Purchase the book
Join the Google Classroom when invited via email
Read the book
Complete the assignments posted on Google Classroom
Complete the Final Survey form posted on Google Classroom by March 31st, 2022

Book can be purchased online at:
https://www.amazon.com/UDL-Blended-Learning-Thriving-Landscapes
or
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/udl-and-blended-learning-katie-novak

    Participants will explore the connection between UDL and Blended learning
    Participants will enhance current classroom practice with UDL connections
    Participants will develop effective blended learning strategies

UDL and Blended Learning - Educator Book Study - View Event Details
Monday 28 February 8:00 AM

Thrivers - Educator Book Study

During this virtual asynchronous book club, participants will read "Thrivers” by Michele Borba and complete activities that support reflection, application and extension of new learning.

To participate, registrants will:
Register for this course here
Purchase the book
Join the Google Classroom when invited via email
Read the book
Complete the assignments posted on Google Classroom
Complete the Final Survey form posted on Google Classroom by March 31st, 2022

Book can be purchased online at:
https://www.amazon.com/Thrivers-Surprising-Reasons-Struggle-Others
or
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/thrivers-michele-borba-ed-d

    Participants will learn about traits that support students in becoming Thrivers
    Participants will develop strategies to support students' resilience
    Participants will reflect on their own classrooms to support procedures that support students' long-term resilience and learning

Thrivers - Educator Book Study - View Event Details
Monday 28 February 8:00 AM

How Learning Works - Educator Book Study

During this virtual asynchronous book club, participants will read "How Learning Works" by John Almarode, Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey, and complete activities that support reflection, application and extension of new learning. This book study extends from November 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 to read the book and complete the required assignments. The last day to register is February 28, 2022.

To participate, registrants will:
Register for this course here
Purchase the book
Join the Google Classroom when invited via email
Read the book
Complete the assignments posted on Google Classroom
Complete the Final Survey form posted on Google Classroom by March 31st, 2022

Book can be purchased online at:
https://www.amazon.com/How-Learning-Works-John-Almarode
or
https://us.corwin.com/en-us/nam/how-learning-works

    Participants will learn brain science behind learning
    Participants will develop strategies to teach learning in a way that leads to long-term retention and deep understanding
    Participants will reflect on classroom strategies and routines that support deep learning




How Learning Works - Educator Book Study - View Event Details
Monday 28 February 8:00 AM

SEL Endorsement Course 2: Characteristics and Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences, Trauma, and Mental Illness on PK-12 Students

This course is the second of four courses of PDE's Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness for PK-12 Students Endorsement. In this course participants will develop an understanding of the impact of adverse childhood experiences, trauma, and mental illness on learning and behavior for PK-12 students. Participants will recognize how these experiences and conditions can impact growth, development and learning of children and adolescents and the important role that educators and schools can play in reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors.

Participants registering for Graduate Credits will pay the course fee directly to the University. Please select the corresponding payment option when registering. In addition, participants interested in graduate credit, must register by Friday, March 11, 2022. More details will be emailed.

The virtual course starts on Monday, March 28, 2022 and extends to Sunday, May 15, 2022. In addition to the asynchronous assignments, participants will meet each Thursday for seven weeks for a 3-hour synchronous session with the course instructor, Jeffrey Walter, Ed.S, NCSP.

The days for the synchronous sessions are as follows:
Thurs., March 31, 2022, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thurs., April 7, 2022, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thurs., April 14, 2021, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thurs., April 21, 2022, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thurs., April 28, 2022, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thurs., May 5, 2022, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thurs., May 12, 2022, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
SEL Endorsement Course 2: Characteristics and Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences, Trauma, and Mental Illness on PK-12 Students - View Event Details
Friday 11 March 4:30 PM

Creating Virtual Learning Environments with StartSOLE

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

PLEASE NOTE: This session will be held virtually. The link will be sent to the email that you have linked to your My Learning Plan account. The link will be emailed to that email address 12-24 hours before the session. Please be sure to check that email account!
The participant will reflect on the effectiveness of student-lead social exploration.
The participant will learn about StartSOLE and how it can support collaboration and curiosity.
The participant will be able to get started with StartSOLE.
Creating Virtual Learning Environments with StartSOLE - View Event Details
Tuesday 05 April 4:00 PM

Creating Virtual Learning Environments with StartSOLE

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

PLEASE NOTE: This session will be held virtually. The link will be sent to the email that you have linked to your My Learning Plan account. The link will be emailed to that email address 12-24 hours before the session. Please be sure to check that email account!
The participant will reflect on the effectiveness of student-lead social exploration.
The participant will learn about StartSOLE and how it can support collaboration and curiosity.
The participant will be able to get started with StartSOLE.
Creating Virtual Learning Environments with StartSOLE - View Event Details
Thursday 07 April 7:00 PM

Special Education

PREPaRE: School Safety Planning: Prevention Through Recovery (1 Day)

This 1-day workshop is part of the PREPaRE School Safety and Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training Curriculum developed by the National Association of School Psychologists. It is designed for all members of a school safety and crisis team. It provides current research and strategies for integrated school safety and crisis prevention, planning, response, and recovery efforts as they pertain to safety and crisis team development, planning and procedures. The goal of this workshop is for participants to be better prepared to improve their school's climate, students' resilience, and crisis response capabilities of school personnel.

    Participants will learn how to establish and sustain comprehensive school safety efforts that attend to physical and psychological safety.
    The workshop addresses critical components needed to develop, exercise, and evaluate safety and crisis teams and plans and conduct building vulnerability assessments.
    This model will show integration of school personnel and community provider/first responder roles
    in providing school-based crisis preparedness and response activities.
    Participants will discuss topics such as media/social media, communication, reunification, students with special needs, culture and memorials.
PREPaRE: School Safety Planning: Prevention Through Recovery (1 Day) - View Event Details
Friday 03 December 8:30 AM

Generation Z: Understanding substance use in their world and how to "meet them where they are at”

This presentation will look at the impact of substance use on our Generation Z youth. Participants will learn about current trends with substances, lingo and paraphernalia and the correlation between mental health concerns and substance use. We will address how to intervene with treatment resistant youth and students whose family is also experiencing addiction. We will explore the supports and services available to youth in school and within the community that address substance use and discuss how to navigate through challenges in accessing those services.

Identify current trends in substance use.
Describe the role of prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery support services.
Learn intervention strategies with youth who are resistant to treatment or in denial about their addiction.
Understand the purpose of Student Assistance Programs and how they can support youth.
Generation Z: Understanding substance use in their world and how to "meet them where they are at” - View Event Details
Tuesday 14 December 8:30 AM

ParaEd: Introduction to UDL for Paraprofessionals

In this session, participants will develop an understanding of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), how to support its implementation in the classroom, and what resources are available.

SYNCHRONOUS: Content will be presented through a live Zoom meeting. Please create a Zoom account with your full first and last name in advance and make sure your software is up to date. Participants will receive an email from the presenter with the Zoom link at least 24 hours in advance. This communication will be sent to the email address associated with your MLP/Frontline account. In order to receive credit for participation, your Zoom name needs to be complete and accurate (you may need to rename at the start of the meeting, in place of using a phone number) and you will need to complete a Google Exit Ticket.

    Participants will learn the 3 principles of UDL
    Understand the benefits of UDL for all students
    Identify examples UDL
ParaEd: Introduction to UDL for Paraprofessionals - View Event Details
Tuesday 14 December 4:30 PM

Bucks IU Deaf/Blind Resource Team 2021-22

Professional development for DBRT in methods of providing comprehensive supports and resources to students with deaf-blindness (i.e. combined vision and hearing losses), their families, and educational teams by incorporating innovative strategies which are individualized for each unique learner. This collaborative, orchestrated, and/or integrated approach will foster active engagement in order to maximize learner outcomes.
Bucks IU Deaf/Blind Resource Team 2021-22 - View Event Details
Thursday 16 December 3:00 PM

PREPaRE: Crisis Intervention and Recovery: Roles of School-Based Mental Health Professionals (2 Day)

Participants can take Workshop 2 before taking Workshop 1. Workshop 1 will be offered again this school year. Workshop 2 focuses on interventions for student and staff in the aftermath of a crisis. It is meant for school staff who serve in the role of providing emotional support to students/staff.

This 2-day workshop is part of the PREPaRE School Safety and Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training Curriculum developed by the National Association of School Psychologists. The workshop is designed for school-employed mental health professionals and relevant school administrators responsible for meeting the mental health needs of students and staff. The workshop develops the knowledge and skills required to provide immediate multitiered mental health crisis interventions to the students, staff and school community members who have been simultaneously exposed to an acute traumatic stressor. Participants can take Workshop 2 prior to taking Workshop.

    The knowledge and skills developed within this session also help to build a bridge to the psychotherapeutic and trauma informed mental health response sometimes required to address challenges associated with trauma exposure.
    Recognize risk factors and identify warning signs that predict psychological trauma.
    Place PREPaRE mental health crisis interventions on a multitiered continuum ranging from least to most restrictive and engage in activities that review each level of support.
PREPaRE: Crisis Intervention and Recovery: Roles of School-Based Mental Health Professionals (2 Day) - View Event Details
Monday 10 January 8:30 AM

ParaEd: PBIS and SEL: The Intersection of Behavior and Social Emotional Learning

In this session, participants will define common terminology in PBIS and SEL frameworks, analyze the overlap and uniqueness of each framework, and how these areas overlap for ease of use in schools and classrooms.

SYNCHRONOUS: Content will be presented through a live Zoom meeting. Please create a Zoom account with your full first and last name in advance and make sure your software is up to date. Participants will receive an email from the presenter with the Zoom link at least 24 hours in advance. This communication will be sent to the email address associated with your MLP/Frontline account. In order to receive credit for participation, your Zoom name needs to be complete and accurate (you may need to rename at the start of the meeting, in place of using a phone number) and you will need to complete a Google Exit Ticket.

    I will be able to define social emotional behavioral wellness (SEB).
    I will identify strategies I can implement in class that build behavior and social/emotional competencies.
    I will compare and contrast the overlap of behavioral and social/emotional frameworks.
ParaEd: PBIS and SEL: The Intersection of Behavior and Social Emotional Learning - View Event Details
Wednesday 19 January 4:30 PM

ParaEd: Understanding Motivation and Change: Why Small Changes Make a Big Difference

"Success is the product of daily habits, not once-in-a-lifetime transformations." This workshop will focus on looking at behaviors and habits and how making tiny changes can have remarkable results. Participants will learn the science of how to create positive habits through the use of motivations strategies, relationship connections, and reinforcement practices in way that is easy to understand and apply.

SYNCHRONOUS: Content will be presented through a live Zoom meeting. Please create a Zoom account with your full first and last name in advance and make sure your software is up to date. Participants will receive an email from the presenter with the Zoom link at least 24 hours in advance. This communication will be sent to the email address associated with your MLP/Frontline account. In order to receive credit for participation, your Zoom name needs to be complete and accurate (you may need to rename at the start of the meeting, in place of using a phone number) and you will need to complete a Google Exit Ticket.

Participants will:

    Explore how making tiny changes can have a big impact in making changes in habits and behaviors.
    Understand basic principles of motivation.
    Learn positive reinforcement techniques to change behavior.

ParaEd: Understanding Motivation and Change: Why Small Changes Make a Big Difference - View Event Details
Tuesday 01 February 4:30 PM

ParaEd: Best Practices for Supporting Diverse Learners in the Mathematics Classroom

In this session, participants will learn about the emerging Science of Math and how to implement best practices to support diverse learners in the mathematics classroom.

SYNCHRONOUS: Content will be presented through a live Zoom meeting. Please create a Zoom account with your full first and last name in advance and make sure your software is up to date. Participants will receive an email from the presenter with the Zoom link at least 24 hours in advance. This communication will be sent to the email address associated with your MLP/Frontline account. In order to receive credit for participation, your Zoom name needs to be complete and accurate (you may need to rename at the start of the meeting, in place of using a phone number) and you will need to complete a Google Exit Ticket.

Participants will:

    Explore why some students struggle with math
    Understand the importance of clear and concise mathematics language
    Learn how to utilize instructional supports such as manipulatives to support learning
ParaEd: Best Practices for Supporting Diverse Learners in the Mathematics Classroom - View Event Details
Thursday 24 February 4:30 PM

ParaEd: Supporting English Learners for Paraprofessionals

In this session, participants will learn about the emerging Science of Math and how to implement best practices to support diverse learners in the mathematics classroom.

This asynchronous module will guide participants through strategies for supporting English Learners. Participants will learn effective, evidence-based strategies for supporting vocabulary development and promoting oral language development across all content areas.

ASYNCHRONOUS: This course will be open and available for completion from the first of the month through the last day of the month. Content will be presented through a public Canvas course, so participants do NOT need to create a Canvas account. Participants will receive an email from the presenter with the Canvas link at least 24 hours in advance. This communication will be sent to the email address associated with your MLP/Frontline account. In order to receive credit for participation, all course activities must be submitted within the month's timeframe and you will need to complete a Google Exit Ticket.

Participants will:
Learn effective, evidence-based strategies for supporting vocabulary development
Understand ways to promote oral language development across all content areas
Explore resources to support vocabulary & oral language development for English Learners
ParaEd: Supporting English Learners for Paraprofessionals - View Event Details
Tuesday 01 March 8:00 AM

LETRS 3rd Edition Course 2

This course is only open to those individuals that took part in Course 1 during the Fall of 2021.


LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) is an empowering professional development course of study for instructors of reading, spelling, and related language skills. LETRS creates expert teachers of the English language so teachers can, in turn, give their students a deep understanding of how English works.

LETRS provides knowledge, skill development and effective application of both knowledge and skill into the classroom setting. Teachers and instructional support personnel are provided with quality training through the application of Scientifically Based Reading Research (SBRR) to reading instruction, assessment, diagnosis, progress monitoring and intervention, and instructional effectiveness among others. Within the full course, the participants will learn, engage, apply and reflect upon the following essential components:

In-depth knowledge based on seminal works and the most current research regarding what, when, and how language skills are most effectively and efficiently taught.
Ways to assess student language development for prevention and intervention of reading disabilities/difficulties.
Guidance on how to plan and focus instruction in both word recognition and comprehension instruction.
Information on how to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students including English language learners.

Learning will occur as participants explore a full experience with these topics:
Teaching Beginning Phonics
Word Recognition, and Spelling (Unit 3)
Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition (Unit 4)

Teacher Knowledge
Assessment
Instruction

LETRS 3rd Edition Course 2 - View Event Details
Tuesday 01 March 4:30 PM

ParaEd: Everything a Paraeducator Needs to Know about the Science of Reading

What is the science of reading (SOR), what is all the buzz about, and what does it all mean for you as a paraprofessional? What Every Paraprofessional Needs to Know About the Science of Reading thoroughly addresses each of these questions and much more in this highly engaging and interactive session.

SYNCHRONOUSContent will be presented through a live Zoom meeting. Please create a Zoom account with your full first and last name in advance and make sure your software is up to date. Participants will receive an email from the presenter with the Zoom link at least 24 hours in advance. This communication will be sent to the email address associated with your MLP/Frontline account. In order to receive credit for participation, your Zoom name needs to be complete and accurate (you may need to rename at the start of the meeting, in place of using a phone number) and you will need to complete a Google Exit Ticket.

Participants will:

    Developing an understanding of key concepts learned from scientifically based reading research.
    Applying research demonstrating the positive effects of supplemental instruction based on the science of reading by paraprofessionals to daily remedial instruction.
    Learning supplemental instructional practices to reinforce phonological awareness, phonics, and fluency skills.

ParaEd: Everything a Paraeducator Needs to Know about the Science of Reading - View Event Details
Monday 21 March 4:30 PM

ParaEd: Positive Impact

This session will expose participants to varied but simple perspectives and strategies that a paraprofessional can potentially adopt/use the day after this training that will have a positive impact on the students they serve (if they aren't using them already!).

SYNCHRONOUS:Content will be presented through a live Zoom meeting. Please create a Zoom account with your full first and last name in advance and make sure your software is up to date. Participants will receive an email from the presenter with the Zoom link at least 24 hours in advance. This communication will be sent to the email address associated with your MLP/Frontline account. In order to receive credit for participation, your Zoom name needs to be complete and accurate (you may need to rename at the start of the meeting, in place of using a phone number) and you will need to complete a Google Exit Ticket.

    Identify at least one current practice they engage in that has been validated by this training's content.
    Identify at least one strategy they will try to implement in the coming weeks.
    Understand the importance of positive impact
ParaEd: Positive Impact - View Event Details
Thursday 28 April 4:30 PM

ParaEd: Taking on the Trauma of Your Students

This training will explore the work by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky entitled "Trauma Stewardship". We will explore how the traumatic experiences of our students impact our own thoughts, feelings and behaviors and how we can maintain our passion for our work and maintain balance in our lives.

SYNCHRONOUS:Content will be presented through a live Zoom meeting. Please create a Zoom account with your full first and last name in advance and make sure your software is up to date. Participants will receive an email from the presenter with the Zoom link at least 24 hours in advance. This communication will be sent to the email address associated with your MLP/Frontline account. In order to receive credit for participation, your Zoom name needs to be complete and accurate (you may need to rename at the start of the meeting, in place of using a phone number) and you will need to complete a Google Exit Ticket.

    Participants will learn how we internalize the trauma of others.
    Learn the warning signs of trauma internalization.
    Learn strategies to deal with the trauma of others.
ParaEd: Taking on the Trauma of Your Students - View Event Details
Wednesday 11 May 4:30 PM

ParaEd: Low-Intensity Strategies

In this session, participants will be introduced to low-intensity classroom management strategies. When implemented consistently, these strategies can lead to significant improvements in student behavior. They can be easily be embedded within academic instruction, can decrease student disruptive behavior and increase academic engagement.

SYNCHRONOUS:Content will be presented through a live Zoom meeting. Please create a Zoom account with your full first and last name in advance and make sure your software is up to date. Participants will receive an email from the presenter with the Zoom link at least 24 hours in advance. This communication will be sent to the email address associated with your MLP/Frontline account. In order to receive credit for participation, your Zoom name needs to be complete and accurate (you may need to rename at the start of the meeting, in place of using a phone number) and you will need to complete a Google Exit Ticket.


    Participants will be introduced to various low-intensity strategies.
    Participants will learn how to embed these strategies into daily practice.
    Participants will learn the benefits of implementing this strategies.
ParaEd: Low-Intensity Strategies - View Event Details
Wednesday 18 May 4:30 PM

Non-Public Services

How Learning Works (for non-public educators only) - Educator Book Study

During this virtual asynchronous book club, participants will read "How Learning Works" by John Almarode, John Almarode, Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey and complete activities that support reflection, application and extension of new learning. This book study extends from November 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 to read the book and complete the required assignments. The last day to register is February 28, 2022.

THIS SESSION IS ONLY OPEN TO NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS THAT RESIDE WITHIN THE FOLLOWING LEAs: Bensalem Township, Bristol Borough, Central Bucks, Council Rock, Morrisville, Neshaminy, Pennridge, Pennsbury, and Quakertown.

To participate, registrants will:
Register for this course here
Purchase the book
Join the Google Classroom when invited via email
Read the book
Complete the assignments posted on Google Classroom
Complete the Final Survey form posted on Google Classroom by March 31st, 2022

Book can be purchased online at:
https://www.amazon.com/How-Learning-Works-John-Almarode
or
https://us.corwin.com/en-us/nam/how-learning-works

    Participants will learn brain science behind learning
    Participants will develop strategies to teach learning in a way that leads to long-term retention and deep understanding
    Participants will reflect on classroom strategies and routines that support deep learning



***For non-pub educators only***
How Learning Works (for non-public educators only) - Educator Book Study - View Event Details
Monday 28 February 8:00 AM

Teaching for Deeper Learning (for non-public educators only) - Educator Book Study

During this virtual asynchronous book club, participants will read "Teaching for Deeper Learning" by Jay McTighe and Harvey Silver, and complete activities that support reflection, application and extension of new learning. This book study extends from November 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 to read the book and complete the required assignments. The last day to register is February 28, 2022.

THIS SESSION IS ONLY OPEN TO NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS THAT RESIDE WITHIN THE FOLLOWING LEAs: Bensalem Township, Bristol Borough, Central Bucks, Council Rock, Morrisville, Neshaminy, Pennridge, Pennsbury, and Quakertown.
To participate, registrants will:
Register for this course here
Purchase the book
Join the Google Classroom when invited via email
Read the book
Complete the assignments posted on Google Classroom
Complete the Final Survey form posted on Google Classroom by March 31st, 2022

Book can be purchased online at:
https://www.amazon.com/dp
or
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/teaching-for-deeper-learning-jay-mctighe

Participants will learn strategies that promote deeper learning
Participants will reflect on current classroom practices and strategies related to learning
Participant will implement new strategies in the classroom that promote deeper learning



***For non-public educators only***
Teaching for Deeper Learning (for non-public educators only) - Educator Book Study - View Event Details
Monday 28 February 8:00 AM

Thrivers (for non-public educators only) - Educator Book Study

During this virtual asynchronous book club, participants will read "Thrivers" by Michele Borba and complete activities that support reflection, application and extension of new learning. This book study extends from November 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 to read the book and complete the required assignments. The last day to register is February 28, 2022.
THIS SESSION IS ONLY OPEN TO NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS THAT RESIDE WITHIN THE FOLLOWING LEAs: Bensalem Township, Bristol Borough, Central Bucks, Council Rock, Morrisville, Neshaminy, Pennridge, Pennsbury, and Quakertown

To participate, registrants will:
Register for this course here
Purchase the book
Join the Google Classroom when invited via email
Read the book
Complete the assignments posted on Google Classroom
Complete the Final Survey form posted on Google Classroom by March 31st, 2022

Book can be purchased online at:

https://www.amazon.com/Thrivers-Surprising-Reasons-Struggle-Others

or

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/thrivers-michele-borba-ed-d

Participants will learn about traits that support students in becoming Thrivers
Participants will develop strategies to support students' resilience
Participants will reflect on their own classrooms to support procedures that support students' long-term resilience and learning


***For non-public educators only***
Thrivers (for non-public educators only) - Educator Book Study - View Event Details
Monday 28 February 8:00 AM

UDL and Blended Learning (for non-public educators only) - Educator Book Study

During this virtual asynchronous book club, participants will read "UDL and Blended Learning" by Katie Novak and Caltin Tucker, and complete activities that support reflection, application and extension of new learning. This book study extends from November 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 to read the book and complete the required assignments. The last day to register is February 28, 2022.

THIS SESSION IS ONLY OPEN TO NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS THAT RESIDE WITHIN THE FOLLOWING LEAs: Bensalem Township, Bristol Borough, Central Bucks, Council Rock, Morrisville, Neshaminy, Pennridge, Pennsbury, and Quakertown.

To participate, registrants will:
Register for this course here
Purchase the book
Join the Google Classroom when invited via email
Read the book
Complete the assignments posted on Google Classroom
Complete the Final Survey form posted on Google Classroom by March 31st, 2022

Book can be purchased online at:
https://www.amazon.com/UDL-Blended-Learning-Thriving-Landscapes
or
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/udl-and-blended-learning-katie-novak

    Participants will explore the connection between UDL and Blended learning
    Participants will enhance current classroom practice with UDL connections
    Participants will develop effective blended learning strategies


***for non-public educators only***
UDL and Blended Learning (for non-public educators only) - Educator Book Study - View Event Details
Monday 28 February 8:00 AM

Online CPE Credited Courses

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: 11/3/2021 - 12/3/2021
Objectives:
Participants will be able to identify their personal learning style. Participants will be able to describe at least 2 learning styles of current students.
The participant will be able to identify and state three elements of good Digital Citizenship as defined by Pa Technology Standards.
The participant will experience a variety of new technologies and will be able to describe educational uses for these technologies.
The participant will be able to describe; Chat rooms, Blogs, Wikis and forums.
The participant will be able to define and integrate three Formative Assessment practices in their community.

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

This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Josh Stein is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
The Teacher's Toolbox Series: The 21st Century Educator - View Event Details
Friday 03 December 12:00 AM

Supporting Students with Autism in Education

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hrs) online course offered through a partnership w/ Immaculata University. At registration participants have the option to add Immaculata University graduate credit.Time Frame: 11/17/2021-12/8/2021

With more students being diagnosed w/ Autism Spectrum disorders, it's important for educators to examine their perceptions & expand their knowledge base of this disability category.
Session 1-Autism Spectrum:Examine the latest research
Aspergers
PDD-NOS
Autism

Session 2-Social Aspect of Autism:Explore the social idiosyncrasies of students with autism.
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 the classroom:Research strategies & interventions to utilize.
Multiple learning modalities
Promoting on task behavior
Defining teacher role vs. assistant role
Routines

Session 4-Setting your Classroom up for Success:Review teacher tested strategies for supporting students with autism.
Create calm classroom climate
Build positive relationships between home & school
Augmentative & alternative communication options

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

*The cost of the grad. 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. Upon successful conclusion of the course students will receive a transcript from Immaculata University.
Michael & Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of program. For registration questions email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
Supporting Students with Autism in Education - View Event Details
Wednesday 08 December 12:00 AM

Developing and Empowering Students as Creative and Critical Thinkers

This 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course takes a deeper look into creative and critical thinking and the importance of promoting both to ensure student success and college and career readiness. Time Frame: 11/10/2021-12/10/2021

It offers new and veteran teachers detailed information practical strategies to effectively begin or enhance classroom instruction that will develop a classroom of creative and critical thinkers. The course focuses on increasing student achievement and learning outcomes through; understanding the foundations of thinking skills and learning theories, creating a learning environment for creative and critical thinking, analyzing how to develop critical thinkers, and exploring strategies and tools to assist educators in promoting and developing students as creative and critical thinkers, as well as problem solvers.

This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Ashleigh James is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
Developing and Empowering Students as Creative and Critical Thinkers - View Event Details
Friday 10 December 12:00 AM

Formative Assessment and the Differentiated Classroom

This 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course takes a deeper look into formative assessment and provides educators with a solid knowledge base on the topic. Time Frame: 11/10/2021-12/10/2021

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

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

This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Ashleigh James is the instructor. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
Formative Assessment and the Differentiated Classroom - View Event Details
Friday 10 December 12:00 AM

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

This is an online 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) Moodle course teaching a six step process to building self esteem in kids. Time Frame: 11/17/2021-12/17/2021

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: cmarch@bucksiu.org
Building Self Esteem in the Classroom to Achieve Success, Beat Bullying and to Foster a Positive Learning Environment - View Event Details
Friday 17 December 12:00 AM

A New Look at Working with Students with Autism

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course offered through a partnership with Immaculata University. At registration course participants have the option to add Immaculata University graduate credit to the course (read additional details below). Time Frame: 1/5/2022 - 1/26/2022
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.
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 and at least 2 action plans to implement an enhanced program within a classroom setting. 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 and at least 3 impacts to the field of education. Participants will 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, and at least 3 ways in which support personnel are valued in the process.
An email will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event.
*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.
Michael and Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
A New Look at Working with Students with Autism - View Event Details
Wednesday 26 January 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 (read below for additional detials).Time Frame: 12/8/2021-2/2/2022
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.
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.

*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.

Michael and Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
Autism in Pop Culture - View Event Details
Wednesday 02 February 12:00 AM

Adopting a Growth Mindset in Education

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course offered through a partnership with Immaculata University. At registration course participants have the option to add Immaculata University graduate credit to the course (read additional details below). Time Frame: 1/19/2022 - 2/9/2022

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.

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.
Michael and Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
Adopting a Growth Mindset in Education - View Event Details
Wednesday 09 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: 2/2/2022 - 3/2/2022
Course will show teachers how to find creative solutions to difficult problems that you encounter while working with children.
Participants will analyze & implement strategies by gaining insights into new ways to help children become happier & more successful, realizing the most important factors in a child's success is having a relationship with a supportive, competent adult.
Participants will participate in group discussions by replying to 2-3 participants per discussion panel-open discussions provide open communication between all participants.
Culminating Project: Participants will be given several scenarios of inappropriate behavior; they will discuss possible strategies the teacher may use which display creative solutions & which are successful when dealing with a challenging behavior.

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


This is an online course. An email will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how to participate in this event. Colleen Anzio is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
Art of Interaction - View Event Details
Wednesday 02 March 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: 2/2/2022 - 3/9/2022

The participant will develop an awareness of suggestions for establishing and maintaining respectful, nurturing relationships with students. The participant will be acquainted with creating a classroom climate that enhances academic learning, uses encouragement rather than rewards and instills valuable social skills and positive behavior. The participant will understand the motivation behind students' behavior instead of looking for causes.
Participants will read the book "Positive Discipline, A Teacher's A-Z Guide, by Jane Nelsen, Linda Escobar, Kate Ortolano, Roslyn Duffy, and Deborah Owen-Sohocki"- this book will acquaint one with suggestions for establishing and maintaining respectful, nurturing relationships with students, while understanding the motivation behind students' behavior.
Participant will evaluate and synthesize information on creating a classroom climate that enhances academic learning by using encouragement and instilling valuable social skills.
Participants will participate in group discussions by replying to 2-3 participants per discussion panel- the panels will provide positive feedback between class members by exchanging meaningful ideas and strategies within the group.
Required Book: Positive Discipline, A Teacher's Guide, by Jane Nelsen, Linda Escobar, Kate Ortolano, Roslyn Duffy and Deborah Owen-Sohocki.

This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Colleen Anzio is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
A-Z Guide on Positive Discipline - Solutions for Classroom Behavior Problems - View Event Details
Wednesday 09 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 (read additional details below). Time Frame: 2/16/2022 - 3/9/2022
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.
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 and at least 2 action plans to implement an enhanced program within a classroom setting. 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 and at least 3 impacts to the field of education. Participants will 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, and at least 3 ways in which support personnel are valued in the process.
An email will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event.
*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.
Michael and Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
ADHD in Education - View Event Details
Wednesday 09 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: 3/2/2022 - 3/23/2022
Participants will be acquainted with the purpose of games, developing, adapting & implementing the appropriate game to fit their curriculum. They will become acquainted with the different types of games including, memory, physical & board games. Throughout the course participants will analyze, adapt, create & demonstrate the use of appropriate & effective learning tools based on readings, activities and group discussions. They will learn techniques used to improve motivation and learning through classroom experiments and games.
Participant will:
View several websites, lectures & videos, these resources will acquaint one with suggestions for establishing & developing many meaningful games to be used in the classroom setting.

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

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

An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Colleen Anzio is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
Live, Laugh and Learn Through Educational Games - View Event Details
Wednesday 23 March 12:00 AM

Supporting Students with Autism in Education

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hrs) online course offered through a partnership w/ Immaculata University. At 3/2/2022 - 3/23/2022

With more students being diagnosed w/ Autism Spectrum disorders, it's important for educators to examine their perceptions & expand their knowledge base of this disability category.
Session 1-Autism Spectrum:Examine the latest research
Aspergers
PDD-NOS
Autism

Session 2-Social Aspect of Autism:Explore the social idiosyncrasies of students with autism.
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 the classroom:Research strategies & interventions to utilize.
Multiple learning modalities
Promoting on task behavior
Defining teacher role vs. assistant role
Routines

Session 4-Setting your Classroom up for Success:Review teacher tested strategies for supporting students with autism.
Create calm classroom climate
Build positive relationships between home & school
Augmentative & alternative communication options

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

*The cost of the grad. 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. Upon successful conclusion of the course students will receive a transcript from Immaculata University.
Michael & Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of program. For registration questions email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
Supporting Students with Autism in Education - View Event Details
Wednesday 23 March 12:00 AM

Supporting Students with Autism in Education

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hrs) online course offered through a partnership w/ Immaculata University. At registration participants have the option to add Immaculata University graduate credit.Time Frame: 3/2/2022 - 3/23/2022

With more students being diagnosed w/ Autism Spectrum disorders, it's important for educators to examine their perceptions & expand their knowledge base of this disability category.
Session 1-Autism Spectrum:Examine the latest research
Aspergers
PDD-NOS
Autism

Session 2-Social Aspect of Autism:Explore the social idiosyncrasies of students with autism.
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 the classroom:Research strategies & interventions to utilize.
Multiple learning modalities
Promoting on task behavior
Defining teacher role vs. assistant role
Routines

Session 4-Setting your Classroom up for Success:Review teacher tested strategies for supporting students with autism.
Create calm classroom climate
Build positive relationships between home & school
Augmentative & alternative communication options

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

*The cost of the grad. 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. Upon successful conclusion of the course students will receive a transcript from Immaculata University.
Michael & Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of program. For registration questions email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
Supporting Students with Autism in Education - View Event Details
Wednesday 23 March 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 (read below for additional detials).Time Frame: 2/2/2022 - 3/30/2022
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.
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.

*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.

Michael and Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
Autism in Pop Culture - View Event Details
Wednesday 30 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 (read below for additional details). Time Frame: 3/16/2022 - 4/6/2022

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.

*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.

Michael and Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
Addressing Learning Disabilities in Education - View Event Details
Wednesday 06 April 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: 3/2/2022 - 4/6/2022The participant will become acquainted with the various personality profiles, including their own, & strategies to encourage an atmosphere conducive to the students' ultimate learning ability. Participants will develop an awareness of how their profile interacts with student profiles & with this knowledge adapt lessons accordingly. The strategies will be presented to promote positive teacher/student interaction, gain insight on predicting a students' behavior, & knowing how to uniquely respond to the students differentiated styles. Participants will read the book "A+ Ideas For Every Student's Success", by Robert Rohm. This book will acquaint one with various profiles & strategies to encourage an atmosphere conducive to a Student's ultimate learning.Participants will participate in group discussions by replying to 2-3 participants per discussion panel. Open discussions provide an open communication between all participants, it also encourages participants to exchange ideas & strategies in a non threatening environment.Culminating Project: Participants will select one scenario from section 6 & give a reasonable explanation for the behavior of the four profile types according to Dr. Robert Rohm. They will also state the reaction of the teacher, giving an example of each profile.
Required Book: A+ Ideas For Every Student's Success, by Robert Rohm.
Order online at www.personalityinsights.com A welcome email will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how to participate in this event. Colleen Anzio is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
A+ Ideas for Every Student's Success - View Event Details
Wednesday 06 April 12:00 AM

A New Look at Working with Students with Autism

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course offered through a partnership with Immaculata University. At registration course participants have the option to add Immaculata University graduate credit to the course (read additional details below). Time Frame: 3/30/2022 - 4/20/2022
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.
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 and at least 2 action plans to implement an enhanced program within a classroom setting. 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 and at least 3 impacts to the field of education. Participants will 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, and at least 3 ways in which support personnel are valued in the process.
An email will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event.
*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.
Michael and Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
A New Look at Working with Students with Autism - View Event Details
Wednesday 20 April 12:00 AM

Adopting a Growth Mindset in Education

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course offered through a partnership with Immaculata University. At registration course participants have the option to add Immaculata University graduate credit to the course (read additional details below). Time Frame: 4/13/2022 - 5/4/2022

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.

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.
Michael and Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 04 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 (read additional details below). Time Frame: 5/11/2022 - 6/1/2022/b>
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.
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 and at least 2 action plans to implement an enhanced program within a classroom setting. 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 and at least 3 impacts to the field of education. Participants will 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, and at least 3 ways in which support personnel are valued in the process.
An email will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event.
*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.
Michael and Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 01 June 12:00 AM

Supporting Students with Autism in Education

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hrs) online course offered through a partnership w/ Immaculata University. At registration participants have the option to add Immaculata University graduate credit.Time Frame: 5/25/2022 - 6/15/2022

With more students being diagnosed w/ Autism Spectrum disorders, it's important for educators to examine their perceptions & expand their knowledge base of this disability category.
Session 1-Autism Spectrum:Examine the latest research
Aspergers
PDD-NOS
Autism

Session 2-Social Aspect of Autism:Explore the social idiosyncrasies of students with autism.
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 the classroom:Research strategies & interventions to utilize.
Multiple learning modalities
Promoting on task behavior
Defining teacher role vs. assistant role
Routines

Session 4-Setting your Classroom up for Success:Review teacher tested strategies for supporting students with autism.
Create calm classroom climate
Build positive relationships between home & school
Augmentative & alternative communication options

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

*The cost of the grad. 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. Upon successful conclusion of the course students will receive a transcript from Immaculata University.
Michael & Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of program. For registration questions email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 15 June 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 (read below for additional detials).Time Frame: 4/27/2022 - 6/22/2022
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.
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.

*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.

Michael and Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 22 June 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 (read below for additional details). Time Frame: 6/1/2022 - 6/22/2022

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.

*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.

Michael and Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 22 June 12:00 AM

Bucks IU Board of School Directors Meetings

Bucks IU Board of School Directors Meetings

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Tuesday 18 January 7:00 PM

Fab Lab

STEAM Saturday: Coding and Robotics

This session of STEAM Saturdays will engage children in coding and robotics. Students will learn to code different robots to engage in different challenges. Younger students will begin coding with colors and learn drag-and-drop coding on an iPad, while older students will progress to coding with Scratch on computers. Our teachers will meet students at their current knowledge and comfort level with coding to ensure that everyone is successful and has fun!
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Saturday 11 December 8:30 AM

Fab Lab Club: Coding and Robotics

The Fab Lab's after-school clubs offer a fun opportunity for students to engage in computer science and digital fabrication. About this event The Bucks IU's Fab Lab Center is the hub of STEAM education in Bucks County! After-school clubs will meet for six consecutive weeks, on a given day of the week, for one hour. This club will meet on Tuesdays on the following dates: January 11, 18, and 25; February 1, 8, and 15. On these dates, the club will meet from 4:30 to 5:30pm. In the event that a session is cancelled due to weather, the session will be rescheduled for a Monday.
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Tuesday 11 January 4:30 PM

Fab Lab Club: Engineering and Design

The Fab Lab's after-school clubs offer a fun opportunity for students to engage in computer science and digital fabrication. About this event The Bucks IU's Fab Lab Center is the hub of STEAM education in Bucks County! After-school clubs will meet for six consecutive weeks, on a given day of the week, for one hour. This club will meet on Wednesdays on the following dates: January 12, 19, and 26; February 2, 9, and 16. On these dates, the club will meet from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. In the event that a session is cancelled due to weather, the session will be rescheduled for a Monday.
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Wednesday 12 January 4:30 PM

Fab Lab Club: Making with Digital Fabrication

The Fab Lab's after-school clubs offer a fun opportunity for students to engage in computer science and digital fabrication! About this event The Bucks IU's Fab Lab Center is the hub of STEAM education in Bucks County! After-school clubs will meet for six consecutive weeks, on a given day of the week, for one hour. This club will meet on Thursdays on the following dates: January 13, 21, and 27; February 3, 10, and 17. On these dates, the club will meet from 4:30 to 5:30pm. In the event that a session is cancelled due to weather, the session will be rescheduled for a Monday.
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Thursday 13 January 4:30 PM