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

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

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Thursday 29 September 4:30PM

Programs & Services

Introduction to STEAM Education

STEM ENDORSEMENT COURSE 1: INTRODUCTION TO STEAM EDUCATION

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


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

Participants will:
develop an understanding of each letter of the STEAM acronym
create and present a 'Fixer Upper' lesson by converting a traditional science, math, or art lesson into a STEAM lesson
develop a lesson that includes integrated STEAM learning


Course locations will be a combination of 50% at Fab Lab and 50% virtual (online). Each date's specific location will be determined at a later date.
Bucks IU Fab Lab is located at One Ivybrook Blvd Suite 150, Warminster, PA 18974

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Wednesday 07 September 4:30 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 Monday, September 12, 2022. More details will be emailed.

The virtual course starts on Monday, September 26, 2022 and extends to Sunday, November 13, 2022. In addition to the asynchronous assignments, participants will meet each Thursday for seven weeks for a 2-hour synchronous session with the course instructor, Dr. Meredith Gapsis.

The days for the synchronous sessions are as follows:
Thursday, September 29, 2022, 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Thursday, October 6, 2022, 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Thursday, October 13, 2022, 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Thursday, October 20, 2022, 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Thursday, October 27, 2022, 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Thursday, November 3, 2022, 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Thursday, November 10, 2022, 4:30pm to 6:30pm
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Thursday 29 September 4:30 PM

Gifted Ed 101: Day One

Gifted Ed 101: Day One will focus on the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) regulations for Gifted Education as designated by Chapter 16 of the School Code. The following topics will be highlighted in Day One: An Introduction to Chapter 16 Regulations and Gifted Education Guidelines, the history of Gifted Education, the characteristics of gifted learners including social and emotional needs, programming options for gifted education programming, and an introduction to district-level policies and procedures for gifted learners.

Day Two will focus on the components of the Gifted Education Process including identification, screening, and evaluation, Gifted Written Reports, Gifted Individual Education Plans including Present Levels of Performance, and Progress Monitoring.
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Thursday 20 October 8:30 AM

Classroom Management Basics: Building A Strong Community of Learners

This workshop will focus on the role of building a strong community of learners via constructive classroom rules, clearly defined routines and procedures, and using the classroom environment as the basis for establishing strong, positive teacher/student relationships and engaging instruction. This approach supports a classroom management system that promotes joyful learning and teaching as well as high student achievement.
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Thursday 27 October 8:30 AM

Gifted Ed 101: Day Two

Gifted Ed 101: Day Two picks up from Day One with a specific focus on the Gifted Education Process which includes identification, screening, and evaluation, the Gifted Written Report, the Gifted Individual Education Plan (GIEP) including Present Levels of Performance (PLEPs), and progress monitoring. School District polices discussed in Day One will be highlighted and tied to the district's options for gifted programming.
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Thursday 10 November 8:30 AM

Gifted ED: Acceleration and Enrichment Strategies

This half-day workshop will review the research in gifted education on effective and practical approaches for implementing acceleration and enrichment strategies within a K-12 Gifted Education Program. It will highlight the actual strategies and will also address the system variables that need to be in place to support the implementation of such strategies K-12.
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Thursday 17 November 8:30 AM

Gifted ED: Writing Defensible GIEP Goals

This workshop will focus on writing effective and compliant-worthy GIEP goals and how this process starts with the Gifted Written Report and extends to the annual collection of instructional assessment data.
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Thursday 17 November 12:30 PM

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 Monday, November 7, 2022. More details will be emailed.

The virtual course starts on Monday, November, 21, 2022 and extends to Sunday, January 22, 2023. 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:
Thursday, November 24, 2022, ADJUSTMENT FOR THE HOLIDAY
Thursday, December 1, 2022, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, December 8, 2022, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, December 15, 2022, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, December 22, 2022, Winter Break
Thursday, December 29, 2022, Winter Break
Thursday, January 5, 2023, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, January 12, 2023, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, January 19, 2023, 4:30pm to 7:30pm

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Monday 21 November 4:30 PM

Classroom Monitor Certification Course

REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED UP UNTIL JUNE 30, 2023. This course fulfills the training requirement for individuals eligible to apply for the Classroom Monitor permit through PDE. Upon completion of this asynchronous virtual 3-hour training and a post-training reflection form, participants will be issued a certificate that must be submitted as part of the Classroom Monitor application process. The certificate issued by the Bucks IU will be valid through June 30, 2023.
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Friday 30 June 8:00 AM

Special Education

LETRS 3rd Edition Course 1

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:
The Challenge of Learning to Read (Unit 1)
The Speech Sounds of English (Unit 2)
Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling (Unit 3)
Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition (Unit 4)

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 (intended for regular education and special education teachers, administrators, and specialists).
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Tuesday 11 October 8:30 AM

Online CPE Credited Courses

Supporting Students with Autism in Education

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course offered through a partnership w/ Immaculata University. At registration participants have the option to add Immaculata University graduate credit.Time Frame: 8/24/2022 - 9/14/2022.

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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 24 August 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: 8/31/2022 - 9/21/2022.

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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 31 August 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. 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: 09/14/2022 - 10/05/2022

With more and more students being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorders, it is important for educators to explore their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. This course takes an inside look into what it is like to live with autism. We will see and hear first-hand accounts from people living with the disorder. Their inspirational and informative stories have motivated participants in the past to examine and reexamine how they work with students on the spectrum of autism. We will explore methods of motivation and classroom management in settings with learners with autism. Given the information provided throughout the course, participants will also have the opportunity to more completely understand the many services that students with autism can benefit from and how educators can apply this learned information in their area of focus and provide effective instruction to students with mild to severe autism.

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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 14 September 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 09/14/2022 - 10/14/2022.

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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 14 September 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: 09/14/2022 - 10/14/2022

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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 14 September 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: 09/14/2022 - 10/14/2022

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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 14 September 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. 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.
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Wednesday 21 September 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: 09/21/2022-10/19/2022The 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.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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 21 September 12:00 AM

Achieving Excellence: 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: 09/21/2022 - 10/19/2022

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.
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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 21 September 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: 09/21/2022 - 10/12/2022

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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 21 September 12:00 AM

ABC's on Teaching Strategies for Pre K-3

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 more details below).Time Frame: 09/26/2022 - 10/26/2022


Subject areas include the strategies for promoting: 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, PE, and meaningful teaching & strategies.

Interpersonal skills 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 Pre K-3.

Participate & develop activities, techniques & strategies for Pre K-3, which include content areas. (math, ss, science, reading, PE, art, music)

Some Early Childhood skills include:
Read & develop activities to promote social interaction.
Build a file of activities which promote physical activity while engaging in other forms of learning.
Analyze and present activities which encourage curiosity & exploration.

No book, all work will be completed through websites and discussion panels.

*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.

Colleen Anzio is the instructor. Email the instructor for questions about the program content. For registration questions, email: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org

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Monday 26 September 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: 09/28/2022 - 10/19/2022
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.
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. Throughout the course, participants will explore the debate surrounding medication and the myths associated with ADHD. Furthermore, they will complete activities providing them with first-hand experience about what it is like to live with ADHD. With the information covered in the course, participants will take away practical strategies to implement across all school environments.
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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 28 September 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: 09/28/2022 to 10/28/2022

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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 28 September 12:00 AM

Live, Laugh and Learn Through Educational Games

This ia a two credit online (60 Act 48 Hours) course designed to provide educators an overview of benefits in using games as a source of reinforcement in the classroom. Time Frame: 10/05/2022 - 10/26/2022
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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 05 October 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: 10/05/2022 - 11/09/2022
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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 05 October 12:00 AM

Supporting Students with Autism in Education

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course offered through a partnership w/ Immaculata University. At registration participants have the option to add Immaculata University graduate credit.Time Frame: 10/05/2022 - 10/26/2022.

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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 05 October 12:00 AM

Active and Engaging Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom

This 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course is designed to focus explicitly on inclusive classrooms and provides unique suggestions for meeting the needs of students with disabilities, including those with learning, cognitive, and sensory differences.Time Frame: 10/12/2022 - 11/16/2022

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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 12 October 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: 10/12/2022 - 11/02/2022.

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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 12 October 12:00 AM

Developing and Empowering Students as Creative and Critical Thinkers

This 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course takes a deeper look into creative and critical thinking and 10/12/2022 - 11/12/2022.

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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 12 October 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: 10/12/2022 - 11/12/2022

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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 12 October 12:00 AM

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

This 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course is designed to address modern-day problems and provide practical solutions for establishing an effective learning environment. Time Frame: 10/19/2022 - 11/9/2022

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:mlpregistration@bucksiu.org.
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Wednesday 19 October 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: 10/19/2022 - 12/14/2022
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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 19 October 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: 10/26/2022 to 11/26/2022
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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 26 October 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. 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: 10/26/2022 - 11/16/2022

With more and more students being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorders, it is important for educators to explore their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. This course takes an inside look into what it is like to live with autism. We will see and hear first-hand accounts from people living with the disorder. Their inspirational and informative stories have motivated participants in the past to examine and reexamine how they work with students on the spectrum of autism. We will explore methods of motivation and classroom management in settings with learners with autism. Given the information provided throughout the course, participants will also have the opportunity to more completely understand the many services that students with autism can benefit from and how educators can apply this learned information in their area of focus and provide effective instruction to students with mild to severe autism.

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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 26 October 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: 11/2/2022 - 11/23/2022

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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 02 November 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: 11/9/2022 - 11/30/2022
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.
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. Throughout the course, participants will explore the debate surrounding medication and the myths associated with ADHD. Furthermore, they will complete activities providing them with first-hand experience about what it is like to live with ADHD. With the information covered in the course, participants will take away practical strategies to implement across all school environments.
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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 09 November 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 11/09/2022 - 12/09/2022.

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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 09 November 12:00 AM

Formative Assessment and the Differentiated Classroom

This 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course takes a deeper look into formative assessment and provides educators with a solid knowledge base on the topic. Time Frame: 11/09/2022 - 12/09/2022

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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 09 November 12:00 AM

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

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online credited course. Participants will create an online and virtual extension of their classrooms using Moodle and readily available technology. Time frame: 11/09/2022 to 12/09/2022

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 at thepositivewebsite@gmail.com for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 09 November 12:00 AM

Supporting Students with Autism in Education

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course offered through a partnership w/ Immaculata University. At registration participants have the option to add Immaculata University graduate credit.Time Frame: 11/16/2022 - 12/7/2022.

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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 16 November 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: 11/30/2022 - 12/21/2022.

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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 30 November 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: 12/07/2022 - 02/01/2023
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: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 07 December 12:00 AM

Board Meetings

Board of School Directors Meetings

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit’s Board of School Directors hold their public meetings on the third Tuesday of each month (exceptions are that there is no meeting in December and the May 2023 meeting is on Monday, May 15, 2023). Meetings are held in the Board Room at the Bucks IU Administration Building located at 705 North Shady Retreat Road, Doylestown, PA.
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Tuesday 20 September 7:00 PM

Events for Bucks IU and Contracted Staff

Warning Signs of Sexual Abuse among People with IDD and Autism

Individuals with disabilities are sexually assaulted at an increased rate than those without disabilities. When we have a better understanding of the increased risk factors and prevalence of sexual violence within this population, we can address the dangers of sexual abuse in ways that are comfortable to them. This training is designed to develop understanding and support for individuals with IDD and autism. Empathy and increase perspective taking skills for a vulnerable population are presented.
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Monday 05 December 4:30 PM

Fab Lab

After-School Club: 3D Printing and Design (Grades 4-6)

3D Print Your Own Designs! 3D printing and designing is the technology of the future! This club will introduce students to 3D design software to make their digital designs a reality. Children will learn design techniques in Tinkercad and then be able to watch their creations come to life! This club session will not repeat activities from previous events!
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Tuesday 13 September 5:00 PM

After-School Club: Coding and Robotics (Grades 5-8)

Take coding to the next level! This club will expand your child’s coding and programming knowledge as they move out of Block Coding and into other coding languages! Children will experiment with servos, circuits, sensors, and more as they use their creativity to complete challenges and projects. Our instructors will meet children at their current knowledge and comfort level with coding to ensure that everyone is successful and has fun!
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Tuesday 13 September 6:30 PM

After-School Club: Stop Motion (Grades 3-8)

Start Making Your Own Animated Movies! Does your child like to watch animated movies on YouTube? Now they can create one! Stop Motion is a special type of animation that allows children to make their own movies using real objects! In this club, children will bring their creativity to life in order to tell a story through animation. No prior experience necessary! This club session will not repeat activities from previous events!
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Wednesday 14 September 5:00 PM

After-School Club: Minecraft (Grades 3-8)

Does Your Child Love Minecraft? Children will build, mine, and explore the Minecraft Education landscapes! Kids will learn how to develop, design, and code programs to customize their Minecraft worlds. This club session will not repeat activities from previous events!
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Wednesday 14 September 6:30 PM

After-School Club: Coding and Robotics (Grades 1-5)

It's all about coding and robots! Children will get to know the Fab Lab's family of robots as they learn how to give the robots directions (by writing code) to complete fun, exciting challenges! Robotics introduce kids to programming and engineering in a way that's fun, creative, and interactive. A wide variety of age-appropriate robots will be used, including (but not limited to) Sphero, Finch, Dash, Cubelets, Jimu and more! This club session will not repeat activities from previous Fab Lab events!
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Thursday 15 September 5:00 PM

After-School Club: 3D Printing and Design (Grades 7+)

3D Print Your Own Designs! 3D printing and designing is the technology of the future! This club will engage students in 3D design software to make their digital designs a reality. Children will review design techniques in CAD software and be able to bring their creations to life! Our instructors will meet all participants at their current knowledge and comfort level with 3D design. This club session will not repeat activities from previous events!
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Thursday 15 September 6:30 PM

STEAM Saturday - Coding and Robots

t's All About ROBOTS! Children will get to know the Fab Lab's family of robots and select different activity stations to code the robots (give the robots a set of directions) in order to be successful with different challenges. Younger kids will begin coding with colors and learn drag-and-drop coding on an iPad, while older children will progress to coding with Scratch on computers. Our Fab Lab Leaders will meet children at their current knowledge and comfort level with coding to ensure that everyone is successful and has fun!
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Saturday 17 September 8:30 AM

STEAM Saturday – Cardboard Carnival

Everyone LOVES playing carnival games! Kids will be challenged to dream up a carnival game, design it, and then build it out of cardboard using the materials, tools, and equipment at the Fab Lab! They will need to think about creating an attractive design and also about how the game will function. Great skills for real life (this is what toy and game designers do)! Children will have a blast building their own cardboard carnival games and then trying out the games built by others!
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Saturday 22 October 8:30 AM

STEAM Saturday - Everyday Engineering Challenges

It's all about engineering! Engineers dream up creative, practical solutions to invent, design, and build things. At this STEAM Saturdays session, kids will be engineers and use everyday materials (think: cardboard, pipe cleaners, paper cups, rubber bands!) to successfully respond to fun design challenges!
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Saturday 12 November 8:30 AM

STEAM Saturday - Battle Bots (Morning Session)

Ready, Set, Battle! Kids will be challenged to design a battle shell for a robot and then engage in friendly competition! Kids will practice coding as they navigate their robot through various races and then compete in friendly battles that require problem solving, creativity, and collaboration. There will be various robots to choose from and the competition is sure to be friendly and fun!
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Saturday 10 December 8:30 AM

STEAM Saturday - Battle Bots (Afternoon Session)

Ready, Set, Battle! Kids will be challenged to design a battle shell for a robot and then engage in friendly competition! Kids will practice coding as they navigate their robot through various races and then compete in friendly battles that require problem solving, creativity, and collaboration. There will be various robots to choose from and the competition is sure to be friendly and fun!
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Saturday 10 December 12:30 PM