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TRAINING, WORKSHOPS, AND EVENTS

Events are organized by category in chronological order.
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2019 Bucks County Student Arts Expo

2019 Bucks County Student Arts Expo

2019 Bucks County Student Arts Expo - View Event Details
Wednesday 06 November 5:00PM

Programs & Services

Defined STEM: Connecting Careers, Standards-Based Content, Skills and Projects

This Defined STEM professional learning experience will provide participants with an overview of Defined STEM and the pedagogical connections to careers, authentic learning and project based learning. Participants will engage in an active modeling experience working through a performance task and utilizing the available resources to complete the task. Once complete, the group will engage in reflection to determine benefits and barriers to be considered in all schools.

The second part of the time will involve an overview of the Defined STEM resource highlighting opportunities for standards-alignment, personalization, and navigation. Participants will learn how to assign tasks to students and classes through the project and portfolio manager system based upon standards, 21st century skills, and/or career relevance.

Finally, participants will explore the resource to determine tasks that can be utilized in the classroom, aligned with curriculum, and assigned to students.
Defined STEM: Connecting Careers, Standards-Based Content, Skills and Projects - View Event Details
Friday 18 October 9:00 AM

Career Readiness Boot Camp Training

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is pleased to announce a one-day 6-hour train-the-trainer boot camp (Act 48) designed to assist 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
District training teams should include a minimum of three and no more than ten K-12 educators. The lead team member should be a building principal or assistant principal. With an emphasis on classroom alignment to workforce needs, team composition should include teachers from both elementary and secondary. (Please note: Specialized training for school counselors will be offered separately via Counselor Symposiums).

The goal of this training is the development of an action plan that utilizes stakeholder and workforce partnerships to expand the classroom to career connections and to build schoolwide momentum for career readiness. Team members will be poised to provide support in the implementation of the action plan.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Career Readiness Boot Camp Training - View Event Details
Tuesday 22 October 8:30 AM

K-12 School Guidance Plan - Training #5

This session provides a review of the previous four trainings from 2018-2019 and an update on the status of each district's/school's plan. A working knowledge of the Accountability System is introduced as well as the use of data to determine impact on students linked to the "Future Ready PA Index."
Further discussions of the development of the K-12 Advisory Council.
The use of the Quality Assurance Rubric to self-assess the final version of the K-12 School Guidance Plan (Chapter 339).
The template for the Showcase in Training #6 (March 11 or March 12, 2020) is reviewed.
Further assistance with the development of the Academic/Career Plan Process and Portfolio provided.
Technical Assistance time is provided in this session.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
K-12 School Guidance Plan - Training #5 - View Event Details
Tuesday 29 October 8:00 AM

Bucks County Career Pathways Partnership - Key Communicator Training #2

In Pennsylvania, many young people are struggling to make successful transitions to postsecondary education and to careers, and many employers are having difficulty finding workers with strong employability skills and in-demand technical skills. To address these challenges, schools and employers have come together to form the Bucks County Career Pathways Partnership (BCCPP). Members of the BCCPP are collaboratively exploring strategies intended to provide learners with the preparation needed to enter and thrive in today's workforce.

The BCCPP Executive Committee has asked school district leaders to identify K-12 representatives to participate in information and training sessions on September 25, 2019 and October 30, 2019. In addition to teams from local school districts, business and community organizations representatives will be in attendance.

The Key Communicator Trainings are designed to help teachers, counselors, and school leaders understand and implement strategies in their classrooms, buildings, and school districts, school systems related to career readiness for all students. Specifically, the sessions will help K-12 educators better understand the implications of workforce trends for education, learn how to implement the Pennsylvania Career Education and Work Standards and meet the Future Ready PA Index Career Readiness Indicators, strengthen employer and community partnerships to support career education, and examine strategies and best practices in career readiness.
Bucks County Career Pathways Partnership - Key Communicator Training #2 - View Event Details
Wednesday 30 October 8:00 AM

Classroom Management Basics: Building A Positive Classroom Community Through Constructive Classroom Rules, Clear Routines and Procedures, and Engaging Instruction

This workshop will focus on the role of classroom rules, routines and procedures, and the classroom environment as the basis for establishing strong, positive teacher/student relationships through a classroom management system that promotes joyful learning and teaching as well as high student achievement.
Classroom Management Basics: Building A Positive Classroom Community Through Constructive Classroom Rules, Clear Routines and Procedures, and Engaging Instruction - View Event Details
Wednesday 30 October 8:30 AM

World Language Common In-Service Day: Daily Lesson Planning in a Proficiency-Oriented Classroom

Learn the nuts and bolts of a flexible daily instructional framework for World Language that includes reading, writing, listening, and speaking each day and creates lessons that practically plan themselves.

Participate in a demonstration lesson and then observe several easy-to-implement strategies in action.

Take an integrated performance assessment based on what we discussed during the demonstrations. Then practice one-on-one in a guided partner skills lab.
World Language Common In-Service Day: Daily Lesson Planning in a Proficiency-Oriented Classroom - View Event Details
Tuesday 05 November 8:00 AM

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

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

Library Common Inservice Day: You Have What It Takes To Be A Future Ready Librarian!

What does it mean to be a Future Ready Librarian? How will being a Future Ready Librarian affect my library, school, teachers and especially my students? What can I do to become a Future Ready Librarian today? These questions are central to the Future Ready Librarians initiative. They are also questions we ask ourselves everyday as we embrace our roles within the library and school community.

In our day together, Shannon McClintock Miller will kick us off with a keynote by exploring the critical role that librarians can play in the strategic work of schools and educational systems connected with educational technology leadership, empowering students as creators and learners, content curation, innovative instructional practices, and more. She will share stories and inspire us to embrace the change we can bring through our roles as librarians.

Shannon will then challenge you to unleash the Future Ready Librarian in you by looking at your own practice and digging into the 10 gears of the Future Ready Librarian (FRL) framework including:

Designs Collaborative Spaces
Builds Instructional Partnerships
Empowers Students as Creators
Curates Digital Resources and Tools
Facilitates Professional Learning
Ensures Equitable Digital Access
Invests Strategically in Digital Resources
Cultivates Community Partnerships
Advocates for Student Privacy
Leads Beyond the Library

And of course, Literacy, which is central to everything we do as librarians.

You will strengthen your library leadership skills, deepen your knowledge and develop an action plan as you begin to shape your professional future, as well as the future of those you serve in the library.

You will definitely leave this day knowing you have what it takes to be a Future Ready Librarian.
Library Common Inservice Day: You Have What It Takes To Be A Future Ready Librarian! - View Event Details
Tuesday 05 November 8:30 AM

Common In-Service Day for Bucks County Art Educators: Studio Day at BCCC

Bucks County Arts Educators - Come join us for an exciting and inspiring day of learning at the Bucks County Community College.
Common In-Service Day for Bucks County Art Educators: Studio Day at BCCC - View Event Details
Tuesday 05 November 9:00 AM

PVAAS For Every Season - Morning Session

This day consists of a morning session with all participants, and then two afternoon options.

Morning Session 8:30 - 11:30
Student data is only helpful if you have a system in place for working with your data. This 3-hour session will allow you the opportunity to map out your system and learn ways that PVAAS growth and student projection data can enhance each season of the school year. By the end of the session, participants will have created a plan for analyzing their data across the year.

(Lunch will be on your own)
PVAAS For Every Season - Morning Session - View Event Details
Tuesday 12 November 8:30 AM

PVAAS Afternoon Session 2: Rethinking Assessment and Equity (CDT)

Assessment takes a step toward equity by unveiling what students need at that moment in their educational path. Rethinking assessment means finding solutions that assist educators to know the student, promote high expectations for all, help students know their learning story, create flexible routines for personalized learnings, teach failure as a step in the learning process; and build a culturally responsive environment. In speedgeeking style, participants will discuss these topics and seek real solutions to revising the assessment system in their respective settings. Connections to CDTs, The Framework for Teaching, and UDL principles will be made.
PVAAS Afternoon Session 2: Rethinking Assessment and Equity (CDT) - View Event Details
Tuesday 12 November 12:30 PM

PVAAS Afternoon Session 1: Improve Your Year with Projections & Collaborative Conversations

This afternoon program is divided into two sessions. The first session will offer participants a hands-on opportunity to analyze their PVAAS projection data through a variety of lenses, and identify multiple uses within their own district/LEA or school. The second session will offer participants an opportunity for collaborative discussions about the use of PVAAS with their colleagues and the state PVAAS team.
PVAAS Afternoon Session 1: Improve Your Year with Projections & Collaborative Conversations - View Event Details
Tuesday 12 November 12:30 PM

Advanced Classroom Management: Dealing with Difficult Behaviors

Constructive classroom rules, clear and established routines and procedures, engaging instruction, and a positive classroom community can address up to 95% of classroom behavior issues, but what about the other 5%? This workshop will address possible issues that may be causing the behavior difficulties and will introduce the four goals of misbehavior as a diagnostic tool for correctly addressing the child's mistaken belief for how to belong which results in misbehavior. Strategies for developing positive solutions for the student, the classroom, and the teacher will be explored. Classroom-based case studies will used to demonstrate workable solutions.

Participants must be well-versed in establishing classroom rules, developing routines and procedures, and designing engaging instruction before participating in the Advanced Classroom Management workshop.
Advanced Classroom Management: Dealing with Difficult Behaviors - View Event Details
Wednesday 13 November 8:30 AM

Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS): Accelerating the Performance of ALL Students

Student performance is impacted most directly by instruction. The critical elements of MTSS, when implemented with fidelity, all focus on increasing the impact of instruction on student outcomes. In addition, the MTSS framework emphasizes the integration of academic, behavior and social emotional learning in order to maximize the impact of instruction for ALL students. With this in mind, we know that the quality and impact of instruction in Tier 1 (General/Universal Education) is critical to the effectiveness of interventions in Tiers 2 and 3 as well as to the effectiveness of specially-designed instruction (SDI- Special Education). Therefore, the primary focus of the workshop will be on Tier I instruction and how to integrate such instruction across the Tiers. It will include strategies, schedules, universal design concepts, and a process for data-based decision-making to identify effective instructional strategies that support all three Tiers.
Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS): Accelerating the Performance of ALL Students - View Event Details
Tuesday 19 November 8:30 AM

AASL National School Library Standards Stage 2 Training Session

Build and strengthen your collaboration with teachers through aligning the American Association of School Librarians National School Library Standards with the PA Core Standards as well as with new ISTE Standards. You'll create an action plan for collaborating with teachers to promote information and digital literacy across the curriculum for all learners, both students and teachers. These aligned Standards provide a solid foundation for developing learner competencies in information fluency and have credibility with administrators and educators. Whatever your situation-one school or multiple schools, solo in your district, fresh from the classroom, or assuming new teaching responsibilities-you'll take away an action plan to tackle how to collaborate effectively with teachers to help your learners. Bring your most successful information literacy lesson plan and learn how to align it with these standards and transform the way you collaborate with your teachers.

What you should bring:

• A copy of the most successful lesson plan you've developed and used with your students. In advance, think about why this lesson was successful for you.


• The name of a teacher or the names of a group of teachers (grade level or subject area) you've had your most successful collaboration with.


• If you can, bring a device with a screen large enough for you to compose a Word document.


We look forward to working together to help you develop a Collaboration Action Plan for partnering with teachers at your school(s) using the AASL National School Library Standards. By participating in this session, you'll benefit the learners in your school community by strengthening your own skills as a leader, instructional partner, and teacher.

AASL National School Library Standards Stage 2 Training Session - View Event Details
Tuesday 19 November 9:00 AM

Accountability Forum

This course looks to demonstrate the benefits of personal accountability, as a means of empowering themselves and fostering an environment of accomplishment and best in-class work cultures. An empowering framework will be introduced, along with interactive exercises and discussions, to help highlight key distinctions, definitions, relationships, behaviors, and expressions that will clarify accountability within themselves and their organization. Concurrently, the course helps identify primary barriers and inhibitors to achieving accountability which are addressed with guidance on thinking levels and insights to language, practices, and conversations.
Accountability Forum - View Event Details
Thursday 21 November 1:00 PM

Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines Training

Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines (CSTAG) is a workshop to provide guidelines for responding to student threats of violence. It is based on more than a decade of new research and practical experience.

CSTAG retains the original Virginia Student Threat Assessment Guidelines (VSTAG), but introduces a streamlined decision tree, more comprehensive forms, and guidance on threats by adults. It is intended for K-12 school-based multidisciplinary teams including administration, law enforcement, and mental health.

It Incorporates guidance from the FBI and U.S. Secret Service reports on school shootings. The program provides guidance on how to evaluate student and adult threats of violence, quickly resolve less serious transient threats and take appropriate action in response to more serious, substantive threats.

This program has been recognized as an evidence-based practice in 2013 by the federal government's National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines Training - View Event Details
Friday 22 November 8:00 AM

Bold Moves for Schools: Creating Engaging Experiences and Responsive Environments for the Contemporary Learner

In this exciting and interactive seminar, Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs will look at how to develop new versions of school matching the needs of 21st century learners to support modern curriculum and assessment design. The transition will require bold moves, practical steps, and rebooted missions. Dr. Jacobs will provoke our consideration of the four most basic program structures: schedules, student grouping patterns, faculty organization, and learning spaces (both physical and virtual) and challenge us to rethink them, reinvent them and reunite them into a more dynamic learning environment. Key in her presentation is the integration of new literacies - digital, media, and global - into upgraded curriculum maps. The session will be decidedly interactive with a wealth of examples and resources to assist your team in its efforts.

The Registration Price includes a copy of Dr. Jacob's book, "Bold Moves for Schools: How We Create Remarkable Learning Environments." Registration also includes a light breakfast and lunch. Participants will earn 5 1/2 Act 48 hours.
Bold Moves for Schools: Creating Engaging Experiences and Responsive Environments for the Contemporary Learner - View Event Details
Tuesday 03 December 8:30 AM

The Smallest Warriors: Helping the Anxious Preschooler, Kindergartner, or Early Elementary Student

Please join Dr. Katherine Dahlsgaard, Clinical Director of the Anxiety Behaviors Clinic, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, as she presents on supporting our early childhood learners who are dealing with some form of anxiety. Dr. Dahlsgaard will initially focus on the normative development of healthy anxiety in young children and then will facilitate a discussion on how problematic anxiety develops. She will outine evidence-based intervention strategies for the most common anxiety disorders in young children such as separation anxiety, selective mutism, and specific phobias. Dr. Dahlsgaard will also provide approaches to supporting and partnering with parents of anxious young children, followed by recommendations for self-care strategies for school personnel who work with these children.
The Smallest Warriors: Helping the Anxious Preschooler, Kindergartner, or Early Elementary Student - View Event Details
Wednesday 04 December 8:30 AM

Special Education

ParaEd Training: Executive Function

Executive Function: Executive Function is an umbrella term that refers to the coordinated set of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral abilities essential to success in school and in life. Many of the students we support in today's schools have executive skill deficits that impact their academic and functional performance. Participants will be asked to reflect upon their own executive skills profile as we evaluate and discuss ways to support the executive skills strengths and weaknesses in the students they serve.
ParaEd Training: Executive Function - View Event Details
Monday 28 October 4:30 PM

Secondary Transition Options and Resource Fair

This unique event will focus on community agencies, colleges, technical and trade schools, and employment agencies providing support services and/or special programs for students with special needs. This one-stop shop for local support in the transition process is for students with any level of special needs, and their families.
Secondary Transition Options and Resource Fair - View Event Details
Thursday 07 November 5:30 PM

Early Childhood PBIS Pyramid Model Practices Block 1: Webinars 1 to 3

This webinar series focuses on the Teaching Pyramid, which is the framework for practices used in the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). This series is adapted from and based on the training modules developed through the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (csefel.vanderbilt.edu).

Webinar One. This webinar is an introduction to Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Information is provided regarding the importance of preventing and addressing challenging behaviors, as well as on the various components of PBIS.

Webinars Two and Three. These two webinars explore in detail the first level of the Teaching Pyramid, which focuses on the importance of nurturing and responsive relationships in the successful implementation of PBIS. This is considered a universal practice, meaning that we know that those responsive, positive relationships must be in place for all individuals within a program.

Format: There are activities interspersed throughout the series, so please download handouts that accompany the various webinars. The webinars were designed to be completed in small groups, so, if possible, please watch each webinar with at least one other colleague. Following viewing of the webinars, at various points, you will need to write an action/goal statement that you will later place into an evaluation form to document your participation in the webinars so that you are able to receive credit. These action plans are also designed to help you to determine how you will use the information gained in each webinar.

Completion: After viewing the webinars and completing the accompanying activities, please log back into MyLearningPlan to complete the respective evaluation for each block. You may want to print the evaluation templates below and complete the evaluation questions while working through the content. All evaluation content will need to be typed into the online evaluation form found in MyLearningPlan.
Early Childhood PBIS Pyramid Model Practices Block 1: Webinars 1 to 3 - View Event Details
Sunday 10 November 12:00 AM

Early Childhood PBIS Pyramid Model Practices Block 2: Webinars 4 to 8

This webinar series focuses on the Teaching Pyramid, which is the framework for practices used in the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

Webinars Four through Eight. These webinars provide comprehensive information about the universal Pyramid Model practices that focus on designing high quality supportive environments. Research has shown us that how we, as the adults, structure our classrooms, establish schedules and routines, facilitate transitions, establish rules, and promote the engagement of children makes a profound difference in preventing challenging behaviors, and promoting social-emotional development.

The following practices are addressed in these webinars:

Webinar 4: Schedules and Routines

Webinar 5: Classroom Design

Webinar 6: Promoting Engagement during Activities

Webinar 7: Transitions

Webinar 8: Expectations and Rules

Format: There are activities interspersed throughout the series, so please download handouts that accompany the various webinars. The webinars were designed to be completed in small groups, so, if possible, please watch each webinar with at least one other colleague. Following viewing of the webinars, at various points, you will need to write an action/goal statement that you will later place into an evaluation form to document your participation in the webinars so that you are able to receive credit. These action plans are also designed to help you to determine how you will use the information gained in each webinar.

Completion: After viewing the webinars and completing the accompanying activities, please log back into MyLearningPlan to complete the respective evaluation for each block. You may want to print the evaluation templates below and complete the evaluation questions while working through the content. All evaluation content will need to be typed into the online evaluation form found in MyLearningPlan.
Early Childhood PBIS Pyramid Model Practices Block 2: Webinars 4 to 8 - View Event Details
Sunday 10 November 12:00 AM

ParaEd: Behavior Essentials

Participants will learn behavior essentials needed to assist in effective classroom management. They will learn applicable, proactive strategies to enhance their ability to respond to challenging behaviors. Participants will be provided with opportunities to practice and apply strategies learned.
ParaEd: Behavior Essentials - View Event Details
Tuesday 12 November 5:00 PM

LETRS Module 2: The Speech Sounds of English: Phonetics, Phonology, and Phoneme Awareness

"This module defines the "ph" words; introduces the speech sounds (phoneme) system of English; compares it to Spanish; and discusses the importance of phonological awareness for reading and spelling an alphabetic writing system. Module 2 clarifies why children confuse certain phonemes and how to give corrective feedback. Instructional activities along the entire phonological continuum are demonstrated and practices."
PLEASE NOTE: Only participants who have completed Module 1 may enroll in this workshop.
LETRS Module 2: The Speech Sounds of English: Phonetics, Phonology, and Phoneme Awareness - View Event Details
Friday 15 November 8:30 AM

ParaEd: Behavior Essentials

Participants will learn behavior essentials needed to assist in effective classroom management. They will learn applicable, proactive strategies to enhance their ability to respond to challenging behaviors. Participants will be provided with opportunities to practice and apply strategies learned.
ParaEd: Behavior Essentials - View Event Details
Tuesday 03 December 5:00 PM

LETRS Module 3: Spellography for Teachers: How English Spelling Works

"This module explores the structure and history of English from several angles: historical layers in English orthography; including syllable types; orthographic rules; and meaningful word parts (morphemes). The module clarifies differences between syllables and morphemes and between irregular and high frequency words. Many exercises allow teachers to develop confidence with phonics, spelling and word study."
PLEASE NOTE: Only participants who have completed Module 1 may enroll in this workshop.
LETRS Module 3: Spellography for Teachers: How English Spelling Works - View Event Details
Thursday 05 December 8:30 AM

Legal update 2: A second hard look at the most pressing topics in special education law.

This is the first of a series of sessions with Andrew Faust, esq. covering the most relevant topics in special education case law, IDEA, Chapter 14 and Section 504. Attending the first part of this series is not necessary to attend this session.
Legal update 2: A second hard look at the most pressing topics in special education law. - View Event Details
Friday 13 December 9:00 AM

ParaEd: Motivation Matters

Participants will learn what motivates students. They will learn applicable strategies to help improve student motivation in the classroom. The workshop will define mindfulness, discuss the benefits, how to practice for yourself and how to incorporate it into the classroom. It will also look at obstacles to practice and how to overcome the barriers to practice.
ParaEd: Motivation Matters - View Event Details
Tuesday 07 January 5:00 PM

Early Childhood PBIS Pyramid Model Practices Block 1: Webinars 1 to 3

This webinar series focuses on the Teaching Pyramid, which is the framework for practices used in the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). This series is adapted from and based on the training modules developed through the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (csefel.vanderbilt.edu).

Webinar One. This webinar is an introduction to Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Information is provided regarding the importance of preventing and addressing challenging behaviors, as well as on the various components of PBIS.

Webinars Two and Three. These two webinars explore in detail the first level of the Teaching Pyramid, which focuses on the importance of nurturing and responsive relationships in the successful implementation of PBIS. This is considered a universal practice, meaning that we know that those responsive, positive relationships must be in place for all individuals within a program.

Format: There are activities interspersed throughout the series, so please download handouts that accompany the various webinars. The webinars were designed to be completed in small groups, so, if possible, please watch each webinar with at least one other colleague. Following viewing of the webinars, at various points, you will need to write an action/goal statement that you will later place into an evaluation form to document your participation in the webinars so that you are able to receive credit. These action plans are also designed to help you to determine how you will use the information gained in each webinar.

Completion: After viewing the webinars and completing the accompanying activities, please log back into MyLearningPlan to complete the respective evaluation for each block. You may want to print the evaluation templates below and complete the evaluation questions while working through the content. All evaluation content will need to be typed into the online evaluation form found in MyLearningPlan.
Early Childhood PBIS Pyramid Model Practices Block 1: Webinars 1 to 3 - View Event Details
Friday 10 January 12:00 AM

Early Childhood PBIS Pyramid Model Practices Block 2: Webinars 4 to 8

This webinar series focuses on the Teaching Pyramid, which is the framework for practices used in the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

Webinars Four through Eight. These webinars provide comprehensive information about the universal Pyramid Model practices that focus on designing high quality supportive environments. Research has shown us that how we, as the adults, structure our classrooms, establish schedules and routines, facilitate transitions, establish rules, and promote the engagement of children makes a profound difference in preventing challenging behaviors, and promoting social-emotional development.

The following practices are addressed in these webinars:

Webinar 4: Schedules and Routines

Webinar 5: Classroom Design

Webinar 6: Promoting Engagement during Activities

Webinar 7: Transitions

Webinar 8: Expectations and Rules

Format: There are activities interspersed throughout the series, so please download handouts that accompany the various webinars. The webinars were designed to be completed in small groups, so, if possible, please watch each webinar with at least one other colleague. Following viewing of the webinars, at various points, you will need to write an action/goal statement that you will later place into an evaluation form to document your participation in the webinars so that you are able to receive credit. These action plans are also designed to help you to determine how you will use the information gained in each webinar.

Completion: After viewing the webinars and completing the accompanying activities, please log back into MyLearningPlan to complete the respective evaluation for each block. You may want to print the evaluation templates below and complete the evaluation questions while working through the content. All evaluation content will need to be typed into the online evaluation form found in MyLearningPlan.
Early Childhood PBIS Pyramid Model Practices Block 2: Webinars 4 to 8 - View Event Details
Friday 10 January 12:00 AM

4th Annual Schools Concussion Conference: The Continuum of Concussion Management and Return to Learn

This is a one day conference that will address current research and information in concussion management as it relates to the return to learn process for all students.

Presenters will include Dr. Matt Grady (CHOP), Roni Robinson CRNP (CHOP), Kim Wyand & Coady Knowles (NovaCare), Tracy Yatsko (survivor), Dr. Stephen Russo (Springfield Psychology). There will also be several resource tables set up for the day.

A light breakfast and full lunch will be provided to all participants of this conference.
4th Annual Schools Concussion Conference: The Continuum of Concussion Management and Return to Learn - View Event Details
Wednesday 29 January 8:30 AM

ParaEd: Integrating Trauma Informed Practices into Current School-wide and Classroom Systems

This training will focus on classroom practices and school-wide systems to support students impacted by trauma. Staff will review definitions of trauma, fight/flight/freeze response, as well as analyzing classroom practices and how they are trauma informed.
ParaEd: Integrating Trauma Informed Practices into Current School-wide and Classroom Systems - View Event Details
Monday 03 February 4:30 PM

Early Childhood PBIS Pyramid Model Practices Block 2: Webinars 4 to 8

This webinar series focuses on the Teaching Pyramid, which is the framework for practices used in the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

Webinars Four through Eight. These webinars provide comprehensive information about the universal Pyramid Model practices that focus on designing high quality supportive environments. Research has shown us that how we, as the adults, structure our classrooms, establish schedules and routines, facilitate transitions, establish rules, and promote the engagement of children makes a profound difference in preventing challenging behaviors, and promoting social-emotional development.

The following practices are addressed in these webinars:

Webinar 4: Schedules and Routines

Webinar 5: Classroom Design

Webinar 6: Promoting Engagement during Activities

Webinar 7: Transitions

Webinar 8: Expectations and Rules

Format: There are activities interspersed throughout the series, so please download handouts that accompany the various webinars. The webinars were designed to be completed in small groups, so, if possible, please watch each webinar with at least one other colleague. Following viewing of the webinars, at various points, you will need to write an action/goal statement that you will later place into an evaluation form to document your participation in the webinars so that you are able to receive credit. These action plans are also designed to help you to determine how you will use the information gained in each webinar.

Completion: After viewing the webinars and completing the accompanying activities, please log back into MyLearningPlan to complete the respective evaluation for each block. You may want to print the evaluation templates below and complete the evaluation questions while working through the content. All evaluation content will need to be typed into the online evaluation form found in MyLearningPlan.
Early Childhood PBIS Pyramid Model Practices Block 2: Webinars 4 to 8 - View Event Details
Tuesday 10 March 12:00 AM

Early Childhood PBIS Pyramid Model Practices Block 1: Webinars 1 to 3

This webinar series focuses on the Teaching Pyramid, which is the framework for practices used in the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). This series is adapted from and based on the training modules developed through the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (csefel.vanderbilt.edu).

Webinar One. This webinar is an introduction to Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Information is provided regarding the importance of preventing and addressing challenging behaviors, as well as on the various components of PBIS.

Webinars Two and Three. These two webinars explore in detail the first level of the Teaching Pyramid, which focuses on the importance of nurturing and responsive relationships in the successful implementation of PBIS. This is considered a universal practice, meaning that we know that those responsive, positive relationships must be in place for all individuals within a program.

Format: There are activities interspersed throughout the series, so please download handouts that accompany the various webinars. The webinars were designed to be completed in small groups, so, if possible, please watch each webinar with at least one other colleague. Following viewing of the webinars, at various points, you will need to write an action/goal statement that you will later place into an evaluation form to document your participation in the webinars so that you are able to receive credit. These action plans are also designed to help you to determine how you will use the information gained in each webinar.

Completion: After viewing the webinars and completing the accompanying activities, please log back into MyLearningPlan to complete the respective evaluation for each block. You may want to print the evaluation templates below and complete the evaluation questions while working through the content. All evaluation content will need to be typed into the online evaluation form found in MyLearningPlan.
Early Childhood PBIS Pyramid Model Practices Block 1: Webinars 1 to 3 - View Event Details
Tuesday 10 March 12:00 AM

ParaEd: Fostering Student Independence

Participants will learn how to foster and promote student independence through understanding the application of prompting and prompt fading and learning how to capitalize on teachable moments.
ParaEd: Fostering Student Independence - View Event Details
Wednesday 25 March 4:30 PM

ParaEd: Mindfulness

This workshop will define mindfulness, discuss the benefits of practicing mindfulness, how to develop the practice for oneself and how to incorporate mindfulness into the classroom for students. We will also look at the obstacles to doing mindfulness and how to overcome the barriers. Wear comfortable clothing as we will be doing some actual mindful meditation.
ParaEd: Mindfulness - View Event Details
Thursday 02 April 4:30 PM

ParaEd: Removing Barriers: Strategies to promote inclusive and equitable practices for all learners

In this session, participants will discuss various barriers within our schools and classrooms, and develop a bank of strategies to help students overcome those barriers.
Participants will be able to identify a variety of barriers students face in the school setting.
Participants will be able to compare and contrast ways to help overcome those barriers.
Participants will be able to share strategies for helping students overcome barriers.
Participants will be able to create a draft action plan for helping students overcome these barriers.
ParaEd: Removing Barriers: Strategies to promote inclusive and equitable practices for all learners - View Event Details
Thursday 07 May 4:30 PM

Early Childhood PBIS Pyramid Model Practices Block 1: Webinars 1 to 3

This webinar series focuses on the Teaching Pyramid, which is the framework for practices used in the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). This series is adapted from and based on the training modules developed through the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (csefel.vanderbilt.edu).

Webinar One. This webinar is an introduction to Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Information is provided regarding the importance of preventing and addressing challenging behaviors, as well as on the various components of PBIS.

Webinars Two and Three. These two webinars explore in detail the first level of the Teaching Pyramid, which focuses on the importance of nurturing and responsive relationships in the successful implementation of PBIS. This is considered a universal practice, meaning that we know that those responsive, positive relationships must be in place for all individuals within a program.

Format: There are activities interspersed throughout the series, so please download handouts that accompany the various webinars. The webinars were designed to be completed in small groups, so, if possible, please watch each webinar with at least one other colleague. Following viewing of the webinars, at various points, you will need to write an action/goal statement that you will later place into an evaluation form to document your participation in the webinars so that you are able to receive credit. These action plans are also designed to help you to determine how you will use the information gained in each webinar.

Completion: After viewing the webinars and completing the accompanying activities, please log back into MyLearningPlan to complete the respective evaluation for each block. You may want to print the evaluation templates below and complete the evaluation questions while working through the content. All evaluation content will need to be typed into the online evaluation form found in MyLearningPlan.
Early Childhood PBIS Pyramid Model Practices Block 1: Webinars 1 to 3 - View Event Details
Sunday 10 May 12:00 AM

Early Childhood PBIS Pyramid Model Practices Block 2: Webinars 4 to 8

This webinar series focuses on the Teaching Pyramid, which is the framework for practices used in the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

Webinars Four through Eight. These webinars provide comprehensive information about the universal Pyramid Model practices that focus on designing high quality supportive environments. Research has shown us that how we, as the adults, structure our classrooms, establish schedules and routines, facilitate transitions, establish rules, and promote the engagement of children makes a profound difference in preventing challenging behaviors, and promoting social-emotional development.

The following practices are addressed in these webinars:

Webinar 4: Schedules and Routines

Webinar 5: Classroom Design

Webinar 6: Promoting Engagement during Activities

Webinar 7: Transitions

Webinar 8: Expectations and Rules

Format: There are activities interspersed throughout the series, so please download handouts that accompany the various webinars. The webinars were designed to be completed in small groups, so, if possible, please watch each webinar with at least one other colleague. Following viewing of the webinars, at various points, you will need to write an action/goal statement that you will later place into an evaluation form to document your participation in the webinars so that you are able to receive credit. These action plans are also designed to help you to determine how you will use the information gained in each webinar.

Completion: After viewing the webinars and completing the accompanying activities, please log back into MyLearningPlan to complete the respective evaluation for each block. You may want to print the evaluation templates below and complete the evaluation questions while working through the content. All evaluation content will need to be typed into the online evaluation form found in MyLearningPlan.
Early Childhood PBIS Pyramid Model Practices Block 2: Webinars 4 to 8 - View Event Details
Sunday 10 May 12:00 AM

Legal update 3: A final deep dive into the most pressing topics in special education law.

This is the first of a series of sessions with Andrew Faust, esq. covering the most relevant topics in special education case law, IDEA, Chapter 14 and Section 504.
Legal update 3: A final deep dive into the most pressing topics in special education law. - View Event Details
Friday 15 May 9:00 AM

Non-Public Services

Integrating Ozobots Into Your Classroom

Ozobots are versatile robots that can fit into the palm of your hand! They can be used high tech or low-tech, and are a great tool to get students interested in coding and computer science, applicable in any subject area. In this workshop, teachers will be introduced to the Ozobot, trained on how to use it, and guided through designing lessons and activities for classroom implementation. Successful completion of this workshop will enable teachers to borrow Ozobot from the Bucks IU.

Snow Date: January 9th, 2020 4:30-7:30pm
Integrating Ozobots Into Your Classroom - View Event Details
Monday 06 January 4:30 PM

Online CPE Credited Courses

The Teacher's Toolbox Series: How to Identify and Combat Bullying in Our Schools

This Online 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) course will help you learn how to deal with any bullying. Time Frame: 10/22/19 - 11/22/19

Everyone knows Bullying is an issue. Hopefully you haven't been forced to deal with it. But you can't just sit on the sidelines and wait for the worst to happen. No! You must take this course so that you can be counted as one of the many who are fighting against bullying in our schools! The course is designed as a self paced distance learning module. You can learn from the comfort and privacy of your own home. You will be required to read books and articles, watch videos, provide written responses as well as write a brief essay at the culmination of class.

This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Josh Stein is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
The Teacher's Toolbox Series: How to Identify and Combat Bullying in Our Schools - View Event Details
Tuesday 22 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: 10/24/19 - 11/26/19

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

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


This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Colleen Anzio is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
Active and Engaging Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom - View Event Details
Thursday 24 October 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: 10/30/19-12/3/19The participant will become acquainted with the various personality profiles, including their own, & strategies to encourage an atmosphere conducive to the students' ultimate learning ability. Participants will develop an awareness of how their profile interacts with student profiles & with this knowledge adapt lessons accordingly. The strategies will be presented to promote positive teacher/student interaction, gain insight on predicting a students' behavior, & knowing how to uniquely respond to the students differentiated styles. Participants will read the book "A+ Ideas For Every Student's Success", by Robert Rohm. This book will acquaint one with various profiles & strategies to encourage an atmosphere conducive to a Student's ultimate learning.Participants will participate in group discussions by replying to 2-3 participants per discussion panel. Open discussions provide an open communication between all participants, it also encourages participants to exchange ideas & strategies in a non threatening environment.Culminating Project: Participants will select one scenario from section 6 & give a reasonable explanation for the behavior of the four profile types according to Dr. Robert Rohm. They will also state the reaction of the teacher, giving an example of each profile.
Required Book: A+ Ideas For Every Student's Success, by Robert Rohm.
Order online at www.personalityinsights.com A welcome email will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how to participate in this event. Colleen Anzio is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
A+ Ideas for Every Student's Success - View Event Details
Wednesday 30 October 12:00 AM

A Guide to Effective Teaching

This 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course is a teacher's toolkit of strategies that are effective with all types of students. Time Frame: 10/31/19 - 11/28/19

This course offers practical suggestions for both new and seasoned veterans to create a dynamic classroom environment. It focuses primarily on; proactive strategies for preventing misbehavior, activities that foster positive teacher-student connections, ideas for addressing student learning preferences, and tips for developing higher-order thinking skills into lessons. There are many meaningful websites and simple suggestions to integrate into your current routine.


This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Colleen Anzio is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
A Guide to Effective Teaching - View Event Details
Thursday 31 October 12:00 AM

Achieving Excellence: 14 Things That Matter Most

This 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course is designed to describe the beliefs, attitudes, and interactions that form an atmosphere conducive to learning in our best classrooms and schools. Time Frame: 11/1/19 - 12/4/19

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

Required book: "What Great Teacher's Do Differently - 14 things that matter most"
By Todd Whitaker (May be purchased at Amazon or other book stores)

This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Colleen Anzio is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
Achieving Excellence: 14 Things That Matter Most - View Event Details
Friday 01 November 12:00 AM

ADHD in Education

A 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course - With more & more students being diagnosed with ADHD, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions & expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. Time Frame: 11/1/19-11/29/19
Given current research related to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder & best practices in working with students with such diagnosis, participants will be able to analyze social behaviors students exhibit by developing at least three lessons, & at least two action plans to implement an enhanced program within a classroom setting.
Given a current research related to ADHD & best practices in working with students with such diagnosis, participants will be able to develop and implement sample IEPs for students with ADHD by writing about at least three current legal case studies, with at least three personal reactions to each case, & at least three impacts to the field of education.
Given a current research related to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder & best practices in working with students with such diagnosis, participants will be able to design a classroom management plan with at least five positive behavior supports, at least three ways in which student independence can be enhanced, & at least three ways in which support personnel are valued in the process.
Exploring positive behavior supports in a meaningful way in a classroom setting opens multiple pathways for learning. The course was designed to provide practical strategies for appropriate implementation within a classroom setting.


This is an online course. An email will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Michael and Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
ADHD in Education - View Event Details
Friday 01 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: 11/1/19 - 11/29/19

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

This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Ashleigh James is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
Developing and Empowering Students as Creative and Critical Thinkers - View Event Details
Friday 01 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: 11/1/19 - 11/29/19

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

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

This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Ashleigh James is the instructor. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
Formative Assessment and the Differentiated Classroom - View Event Details
Friday 01 November 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: 11/12/19 - 12/12/19
Objectives:
Participants will be able to identify their personal learning style. Participants will be able to describe at least 2 learning styles of current students.
The participant will be able to identify and state three elements of good Digital Citizenship as defined by Pa Technology Standards.
The participant will experience a variety of new technologies and will be able to describe educational uses for these technologies.
The participant will be able to describe; Chat rooms, Blogs, Wikis and forums.
The participant will be able to define and integrate three Formative Assessment practices in their community.

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

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

ABC's on Teaching Strategies for Pre K -3

This 3 credit (90 Act 48 hours) online course is designed to focus on successful teaching instruction & strategies for preschool to grade 3. Time Frame: 11/14/19 - 12/12/19


Subject areas include the strategies for promoting: a comfortable learning environment, positive reinforcement, icebreakers, learning & literacy centers, organization skills for teacher & student, successful subject area lessons (math, language arts, social studies, science, art, music, physical education), & overall meaningful teaching and learning strategies. This course contains hundreds of activities & lessons that all teachers can access; and illustrates ways all students can participate in them.
Some Interpersonal skills for participants will include:
Read, discuss & implement strategies for promoting a comfortable learning environment.
Read meaningful articles & websites and be able to enforce positive reinforcement skills.
Some Academic skills include:
Read, analyze & develop successful teaching and learning activities for grades Pre K-3.

Participate & develop activities, techniques & strategies for Pre K-3, which include content areas. (math, social studies, science, reading, physical education, art, music)
Understand the various techniques to provide a positive learning environment.
Some Early Childhood Skills include:
Participant will read & develop activities to promote social interaction.
Participant will build a file of activities which promote physical activity while engaging in other forms of learning.
Participant will analyze & present activities which encourage curiosity and exploration for the student.
No book required, all work will be completed through websites and discussion panels.


Colleen Anzio is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
ABC's on Teaching Strategies for Pre K -3 - View Event Details
Thursday 14 November 12:00 AM

New Look at Working with Students with Autism

A 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online Course - Time Frame: 11/18/19 - 12/16/19

With more and more students being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorders, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs.
Given a current research related to Autism Spectrum Disorder and best practices in working with students with such diagnosis, the course participants will be able to develop and implement sample IEPs for students with autism by writing about at least three (3) current legal case studies, with at least three (3) personal reactions to each case, and at least three (3) impacts to the field of education.


This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Michael and Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
New Look at Working with Students with Autism - View Event Details
Monday 18 November 12:00 AM

CPI/CPR Catalog

CPR and First Aid

Comprehensive CPR, First Aid and AED Training by the Emergency Care and Safety Institute. Certificates are good for two years.

CPR and First Aid cards for IU staff and contractors will be filed in employee's file. CPR and First Aid cards will be mailed to external participants.

The BCIU is now only offering CPR and First Aid training as a HYBRID workshop. This means that the first part of the workshop is taken online (knowledge) and the second part is face-to-face (demonstration of skills). You must complete the knowledge portion of the test before you attend the face-to-face demonstration of skills.

Steps to follow:

1. Register online here for the date you want to demonstrate the skills you acquired.

2. Two weeks before the date of the demonstration of skills portion of the workshop, you will be sent an email with directions on how to log on to the ECSI website and participate in the knowledge portion of the workshop.

3. You will take an online test at the end of the knowledge portion. Upon successful completion of this test, you will receive a certificate. You will print out your certificate. You MUST bring the certificate with you to the skills portion of the workshop.

4. Go to the face-to-face skills class. Time is open ended. You may come anytime between the hours listed. It should only take 10-15 minutes for you to show the instructor the skills you have mastered through the online learning. There will be a sign in sheet for verification of your attendance.


Cut off date for registration is two weeks (approximately) before Demonstration date.
CPR and First Aid - View Event Details
Monday 21 October 3:30 PM

CPR and First Aid

Comprehensive CPR, First Aid and AED Training by the Emergency Care and Safety Institute. Certificates are good for two years.

CPR and First Aid cards for IU staff and contractors will be filed in employee's file. CPR and First Aid cards will be mailed to external participants.

The BCIU is now only offering CPR and First Aid training as a HYBRID workshop. This means that the first part of the workshop is taken online (knowledge) and the second part is face-to-face (demonstration of skills). You must complete the knowledge portion of the test before you attend the face-to-face demonstration of skills.

Steps to follow:

1. Register online here for the date you want to demonstrate the skills you acquired.

2. Two weeks before the date of the demonstration of skills portion of the workshop, you will be sent an email with directions on how to log on to the ECSI website and participate in the knowledge portion of the workshop.

3. You will take an online test at the end of the knowledge portion. Upon successful completion of this test, you will receive a certificate. You will print out your certificate. You MUST bring the certificate with you to the skills portion of the workshop.

4. Go to the face-to-face skills class. Time is open ended. You may come anytime between the hours listed. It should only take 10-15 minutes for you to show the instructor the skills you have mastered through the online learning. There will be a sign in sheet for verification of your attendance.


Cut off date for registration is two weeks (approximately) before Demonstration date.
CPR and First Aid - View Event Details
Tuesday 19 November 3:30 PM

CPR and First Aid

Comprehensive CPR, First Aid and AED Training by the Emergency Care and Safety Institute. Certificates are good for two years.

CPR and First Aid cards for IU staff and contractors will be filed in employee's file. CPR and First Aid cards will be mailed to external participants.

The BCIU is now only offering CPR and First Aid training as a HYBRID workshop. This means that the first part of the workshop is taken online (knowledge) and the second part is face-to-face (demonstration of skills). You must complete the knowledge portion of the test before you attend the face-to-face demonstration of skills.

Steps to follow:

1. Register online here for the date you want to demonstrate the skills you acquired.

2. Two weeks before the date of the demonstration of skills portion of the workshop, you will be sent an email with directions on how to log on to the ECSI website and participate in the knowledge portion of the workshop.

3. You will take an online test at the end of the knowledge portion. Upon successful completion of this test, you will receive a certificate. You will print out your certificate. You MUST bring the certificate with you to the skills portion of the workshop.

4. Go to the face-to-face skills class. Time is open ended. You may come anytime between the hours listed. It should only take 10-15 minutes for you to show the instructor the skills you have mastered through the online learning. There will be a sign in sheet for verification of your attendance.


Cut off date for registration is two weeks (approximately) before Demonstration date.
CPR and First Aid - View Event Details
Monday 03 February 3:30 PM

CPR and First Aid

Comprehensive CPR, First Aid and AED Training by the Emergency Care and Safety Institute. Certificates are good for two years.

CPR and First Aid cards for IU staff and contractors will be filed in employee's file. CPR and First Aid cards will be mailed to external participants.

The BCIU is now only offering CPR and First Aid training as a HYBRID workshop. This means that the first part of the workshop is taken online (knowledge) and the second part is face-to-face (demonstration of skills). You must complete the knowledge portion of the test before you attend the face-to-face demonstration of skills.

Steps to follow:

1. Register online here for the date you want to demonstrate the skills you acquired.

2. Two weeks before the date of the demonstration of skills portion of the workshop, you will be sent an email with directions on how to log on to the ECSI website and participate in the knowledge portion of the workshop.

3. You will take an online test at the end of the knowledge portion. Upon successful completion of this test, you will receive a certificate. You will print out your certificate. You MUST bring the certificate with you to the skills portion of the workshop.

4. Go to the face-to-face skills class. Time is open ended. You may come anytime between the hours listed. It should only take 10-15 minutes for you to show the instructor the skills you have mastered through the online learning. There will be a sign in sheet for verification of your attendance.


Cut off date for registration is two weeks (approximately) before Demonstration date.
CPR and First Aid - View Event Details
Wednesday 11 March 3:30 PM

CPR and First Aid

Comprehensive CPR, First Aid and AED Training by the Emergency Care and Safety Institute. Certificates are good for two years.

CPR and First Aid cards for IU staff and contractors will be filed in employee's file. CPR and First Aid cards will be mailed to external participants.

The BCIU is now only offering CPR and First Aid training as a HYBRID workshop. This means that the first part of the workshop is taken online (knowledge) and the second part is face-to-face (demonstration of skills). You must complete the knowledge portion of the test before you attend the face-to-face demonstration of skills.

Steps to follow:

1. Register online here for the date you want to demonstrate the skills you acquired.

2. Two weeks before the date of the demonstration of skills portion of the workshop, you will be sent an email with directions on how to log on to the ECSI website and participate in the knowledge portion of the workshop.

3. You will take an online test at the end of the knowledge portion. Upon successful completion of this test, you will receive a certificate. You will print out your certificate. You MUST bring the certificate with you to the skills portion of the workshop.

4. Go to the face-to-face skills class. Time is open ended. You may come anytime between the hours listed. It should only take 10-15 minutes for you to show the instructor the skills you have mastered through the online learning. There will be a sign in sheet for verification of your attendance.


Cut off date for registration is two weeks (approximately) before Demonstration date.
CPR and First Aid - View Event Details
Tuesday 21 April 3:30 PM

CPR and First Aid

Comprehensive CPR, First Aid and AED Training by the Emergency Care and Safety Institute. Certificates are good for two years.

CPR and First Aid cards for IU staff and contractors will be filed in employee's file. CPR and First Aid cards will be mailed to external participants.

The BCIU is now only offering CPR and First Aid training as a HYBRID workshop. This means that the first part of the workshop is taken online (knowledge) and the second part is face-to-face (demonstration of skills). You must complete the knowledge portion of the test before you attend the face-to-face demonstration of skills.

Steps to follow:

1. Register online here for the date you want to demonstrate the skills you acquired.

2. Two weeks before the date of the demonstration of skills portion of the workshop, you will be sent an email with directions on how to log on to the ECSI website and participate in the knowledge portion of the workshop.

3. You will take an online test at the end of the knowledge portion. Upon successful completion of this test, you will receive a certificate. You will print out your certificate. You MUST bring the certificate with you to the skills portion of the workshop.

4. Go to the face-to-face skills class. Time is open ended. You may come anytime between the hours listed. It should only take 10-15 minutes for you to show the instructor the skills you have mastered through the online learning. There will be a sign in sheet for verification of your attendance.


Cut off date for registration is two weeks (approximately) before Demonstration date.
CPR and First Aid - View Event Details
Monday 11 May 3:30 PM

CPR and First Aid

Comprehensive CPR, First Aid and AED Training by the Emergency Care and Safety Institute. Certificates are good for two years.

CPR and First Aid cards for IU staff and contractors will be filed in employee's file. CPR and First Aid cards will be mailed to external participants.

The BCIU is now only offering CPR and First Aid training as a HYBRID workshop. This means that the first part of the workshop is taken online (knowledge) and the second part is face-to-face (demonstration of skills). You must complete the knowledge portion of the test before you attend the face-to-face demonstration of skills.

Steps to follow:

1. Register online here for the date you want to demonstrate the skills you acquired.

2. Two weeks before the date of the demonstration of skills portion of the workshop, you will be sent an email with directions on how to log on to the ECSI website and participate in the knowledge portion of the workshop.

3. You will take an online test at the end of the knowledge portion. Upon successful completion of this test, you will receive a certificate. You will print out your certificate. You MUST bring the certificate with you to the skills portion of the workshop.

4. Go to the face-to-face skills class. Time is open ended. You may come anytime between the hours listed. It should only take 10-15 minutes for you to show the instructor the skills you have mastered through the online learning. There will be a sign in sheet for verification of your attendance.


Cut off date for registration is two weeks (approximately) before Demonstration date.
CPR and First Aid - View Event Details
Wednesday 10 June 3:30 PM

Board Meetings

Tuesday 19 November 7:00 PM

Programs & Services - Special Events

STEM Endorsement Course 2: Integration of STEAM Innovations

This course is the second in a series of four courses that were collaboratively 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.

This course is designed to help teachers learn and demonstrate an understanding of the newer and emerging tools of the 21st Century. These STEAM tools can help teachers build relevant and engaging instruction, regardless of what content area they are teaching. These STEAM instructional tools can also help students see the connections between and among subjects, including the arts. In addition, this course will also help teachers see that STEAM tools and be used for problem solving and creation. Integrative approaches to K-12 STEAM education not only can help teachers and students see the connections between subjects but when taught in the context of real world issues, make instruction more engaging and meaningful.

In this course teachers will demonstrate an understanding and working skill set with collaboration tools, real time data collection, simulations, 3D design and 3D printing, and basic coding. In addition to core readings teachers will also explore how art skills and creations can be enhanced through STEAM tools. A common theme running throughout this course is the ability of students to create new expressions of multimedia and collaboration using 21st century tools.

*Completion of Course 1 is required prior to taking this course.*
STEM Endorsement Course 2: Integration of STEAM Innovations - View Event Details
Wednesday 06 November 4:15 PM

2019 Bucks County Student Arts Expo

Experience the exceptional talents of our Bucks County Student Artists as they exhibit and perform. Bring the family for a wonderful evening of arts and culture in support of these Bucks County public school students and the broad and diverse arts programs offered in our district schools and career technical centers.
2019 Bucks County Student Arts Expo - View Event Details
Wednesday 06 November 5:00 PM