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SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL WELLNESS LEARNING IN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL WELLNESS LEARNING IN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

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Thursday 30 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
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Wednesday 29 September 4:15 PM

Career Readiness Boot Camp - Virtual Train-the-Trainer Training

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) developed a full day train-the-trainer boot camp that was launched in the Fall of 2019. This version of the training provides a condensed, asynchronous opportunity to complete the train-the-trainer boot camp. This training is designed to support districts in meeting the statewide postsecondary attainment 2025 goal of 60 percent of Pennsylvanians with a postsecondary credential, certificate, or degree. Training will include the following:

Career Readiness and Workforce in PA (Career Education and Work Standards)
Industry-Based Learning
Stakeholder and Workforce Partnerships
Classroom and Workforce Alignment
Supporting Resources


The goal of this training is the development of an action plan that utilizes stakeholder and workforce partnerships to expand classroom to career connections and to build schoolwide momentum for career readiness.

Participants will enhance their understanding of the Academic Standards for Career Education and Work.

Participants will apply their understanding of industry-based learning to several model examples.

Participants will learn strategies to develop stakeholder and workforce partnerships.
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Thursday 30 September 9:00 AM

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL WELLNESS LEARNING IN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

SEL ENDORSEMENT COURSE 1: SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL WELLNESS LEARNING IN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

This course is the first course 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.


Describe and define what social and emotional learning is and how it relates to resiliency.
Demonstrate an understanding of typical child, adolescent, and young adult development.
Apply understanding of how a Multi-tiered system/Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) approach can be used to guide the selection and implementation of evidence-based SEL programs and practices including research linking SEL to positive and negative development outcomes.




Participants registering for Graduate Credits will pay the course fee directly to the University. Please select the corresponding payment option when registering. More details will be emailed.
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Thursday 30 September 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.
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Wednesday 13 October 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.
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Monday 18 October 7:00 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.
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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

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

The CO-OP Approach: Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance

The CO-OP Approach: Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance - View Event Details
Friday 15 October 8:00 AM

Understanding Eating Disorders and Appropriate Intervention/Treatment for Students

This workshop will be presented by Dr. Alix Timko, Director of Psychiatric & Behavioral Health Research and Eleanor Benner, Licensed Psychologist both from the Eating Disorder Assessment & Treatment Program at CHOP. The presentation will cover different eating disorders, common myths about them, how to identify warning signs, and steps that staff can take to ensure a student gets the appropriate attention. Medical compilations will be reviewed and the impact of malnutrition on the ability to fully participate in education, sport, and extracurricular activities will be discussed. We will briefly review best practices in treatment of eating disorders and discuss how school staff can partner with and support the treatment team in helping the student.

    Participants will learn about the different types of eating disorders and myths surrounding them.
    Participants will learn about the warning signs of an eating disorder, how to address with a student at risk.
    Participants will learn how schools can partner with outside treatment teams to support students who have an eating disorder.
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Tuesday 16 November 9:00 AM

Online CPE Credited Courses

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: 9/15/2021-10/6/2021

With more and more students being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorders, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs.
Given a current research related to Autism Spectrum Disorder and best practices in working with students with such diagnosis, the course participants will be able to develop and implement sample IEPs for students with autism by writing about at least three (3) current legal case studies, with at least three (3) personal reactions to each case, and at least three (3) impacts to the field of education.
This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event.
*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 06 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: 9/22/2021-10/13/2021

A growth mindset is the belief that intelligence can be developed with effort. Students with a growth mindset understand they can get "smarter" through hard work, the use of effective strategies, and getting help from others when needed. A fixed mindset is the belief that intelligence is a fixed trait handed out at birth. Course participants will review the research about the brain and how the brain, like a muscle, changes and grows in response to challenge. Throughout the course we will explore how we, as educators, can praise students for effort and process rather than praising them for being "smart." Participants will take with them practical strategies to implement whether they are teachers, counselors, speech therapists, nurses, parents, or simply anyone who wants to learn more about fostering a growth mindset in themselves or others.

This is an online course. An email will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event.

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 13 October 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: 9/22/2021-10/20/2021

This course focuses primarily on "specific things that great teachers, legendary teachers" do. The book "What Great Teachers Do Differently" is filled with strategies and ideas to motivate students. There are many meaningful websites to stimulate your students and simple suggestions that you can integrate into your current routine.

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: cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 20 October 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: 9/29/2021-10/20/2021
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 20 October 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: 10/6/2021-10/27/2021
Participants will be acquainted with the purpose of games, developing, adapting & implementing the appropriate game to fit their curriculum. They will become acquainted with the different types of games including, memory, physical & board games. Throughout the course participants will analyze, adapt, create & demonstrate the use of appropriate & effective learning tools based on readings, activities and group discussions. They will learn techniques used to improve motivation and learning through classroom experiments and games.
Participant will:
View several websites, lectures & videos, these resources will acquaint one with suggestions for establishing & developing many meaningful games to be used in the classroom setting.

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

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

An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Colleen Anzio is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 27 October 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: 10/6/2021-10/27/2021

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
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Wednesday 27 October 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: 9/29/2021-10/27/2021


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. Time Frame: 9/29/2021-10/27/2021

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: cmarch@bucksiu.org

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Wednesday 27 October 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 7extension of their classrooms using Moodle and readily available technology. Time frame: 9/29/2021-10/29/2021


This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Josh Stein is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Friday 29 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: 10/13/2021-11/3/2021

With approximately 7 to 8% of students being diagnosed with learning disabilities, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of learning disabilities in order to meet these students' needs. Given the information provided throughout the course, participants will have the opportunity to more completely understand what learning disabilities are, how they are identified and how they are managed in the educational setting. It is with this knowledge through viewing videos, examination of research, discussions amongst colleagues, review of legal cases, assessment of student case studies and development of sample lesson plans, IEP goals, accommodations and modifications, that participants will have tools to implement strategies within their classroom to promote student achievement for all students with learning disabilities.

This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event.

*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 03 November 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: 10/20/2021-11/3/2021

The participant will develop an awareness of suggestions for establishing and maintaining respectful, nurturing relationships with students. The participant will be acquainted with creating a classroom climate that enhances academic learning, uses encouragement rather than rewards and instills valuable social skills and positive behavior. The participant will understand the motivation behind students' behavior instead of looking for causes.

Participants will read the book "Positive Discipline, A Teacher's A-Z Guide, by Jane Nelsen, Linda Escobar, Kate Ortolano, Roslyn Duffy, and Deborah Owen-Sohocki"- this book will acquaint one with suggestions for establishing and maintaining respectful, nurturing relationships with students, while understanding the motivation behind students' behavior.

Participant will evaluate and synthesize information on creating a classroom climate that enhances academic learning by using encouragement and instilling valuable social skills.

Participants will participate in group discussions by replying to 2-3 participants per discussion panel- the panels will provide positive feedback between class members by exchanging meaningful ideas and strategies within the group.


Required Book: Positive Discipline, A Teacher's Guide, by Jane Nelsen, Linda Escobar, Kate Ortolano, Roslyn Duffy and Deborah Owen-Sohocki.

This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Colleen Anzio is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 03 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: 10/6/2021-11/6/2021

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
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Saturday 06 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 the importance of promoting both to ensure student success and college and career readiness. Time Frame: 10/6/2021-11/6/2021

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
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Saturday 06 November 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 (read more details below).Time Frame: 10/6/2021-11/10/2021
Course will show teachers how to find creative solutions to difficult problems that you encounter while working with children.
Participants will analyze & implement strategies by gaining insights into new ways to help children become happier & more successful, realizing the most important factors in a child's success is having a relationship with a supportive, competent adult.
Participants will participate in group discussions by replying to 2-3 participants per discussion panel-open discussions provide open communication between all participants.
Culminating Project: Participants will be given several scenarios of inappropriate behavior; they will discuss possible strategies the teacher may use which display creative solutions & which are successful when dealing with a challenging behavior.
Required Book: The Dance of Interaction by Jeanine Fitzgerald
Order online at www.personalityinsights.com

This is an online course. An email will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how to participate in this event. Colleen Anzio is the instructor.

*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.
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 10 November 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: 10/13/2021 - 11/13/2021

You will learn how to diffuse anger as well as inspire action. Become proactive in your communication and hold students as well as parents accountable. The course is designed as a self paced distance learning module. You can learn from the comfort and privacy of your own home. You will be required to read books and articles, watch videos, provide written responses as well as write a brief essay at the culmination of class. If you want to learn how to talk to parents then this is the course for you!

This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Josh Stein is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Saturday 13 November 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: 10/27/2021-11/17/2021
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 17 November 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: 10/13/2021-11/17/2021

This course contains hundreds of familiar novel activities that all teachers can access; and illustrates ways all students can participate in them.

Participants will need to purchase and read the book "Joyful Learning-Active and Collaborative learning in Inclusive Classrooms" by Paula Kluth and Alice Udvari-Solner. This book will present a range of strategies that can be used at both the elementary and secondary levels to engage students in discussion, debate, creative thinking, questioning and teamwork. Providing classroom -tested examples, specific guidelines and reproducibles.


This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Colleen Anzio is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cmarch@bucksiu.org
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Wednesday 17 November 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: 11/3/2021-11/24/2021

A growth mindset is the belief that intelligence can be developed with effort. Students with a growth mindset understand they can get "smarter" through hard work, the use of effective strategies, and getting help from others when needed. A fixed mindset is the belief that intelligence is a fixed trait handed out at birth. Course participants will review the research about the brain and how the brain, like a muscle, changes and grows in response to challenge. Throughout the course we will explore how we, as educators, can praise students for effort and process rather than praising them for being "smart." Participants will take with them practical strategies to implement whether they are teachers, counselors, speech therapists, nurses, parents, or simply anyone who wants to learn more about fostering a growth mindset in themselves or others.

This is an online course. An email will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event.

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 24 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: 11/10/2021-12/1/2021
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 December 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: 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
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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
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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
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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
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Friday 10 December 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: 10/20/2021-12/15/2021
With more and more students being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorders, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs.
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 15 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
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Friday 17 December 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: 10/20/2021-12/15/2021
With more and more students being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorders, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs.
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 02 February 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: 12/1/2021-12/22/2021

With approximately 7 to 8% of students being diagnosed with learning disabilities, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of learning disabilities in order to meet these students' needs. Given the information provided throughout the course, participants will have the opportunity to more completely understand what learning disabilities are, how they are identified and how they are managed in the educational setting. It is with this knowledge through viewing videos, examination of research, discussions amongst colleagues, review of legal cases, assessment of student case studies and development of sample lesson plans, IEP goals, accommodations and modifications, that participants will have tools to implement strategies within their classroom to promote student achievement for all students with learning disabilities.


This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event.

*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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Tuesday 22 February 12:00 AM

Bucks IU Board of School Directors Meetings

Bucks IU Board of School Directors Meetings

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Monday 27 September 7:00 PM