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Online CPE Credited Courses

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Online CPE Credited Courses

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 2/1/2023 - 2/22/2023

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

This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Ashleigh James is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Monday 30 January 12:00 AM

Autism in Pop Culture

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course offered through a partnership with Immaculata University. At registration course participants have the option to add Immaculata University graduate credit to the course (read below for additional detials). Time Frame: 02/01/2023 - 03/29/2023

With more and more students being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorders, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs.


Session 1: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close The participant will read the book, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer.


Session 2: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time The participant will read the book, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon


Session 3: Eye Contact The participant will read the book, Eye Contact, by Cammie McGovern.


Session 4: Napoleon Dynamite The participant will view the movie, Napoleon Dynamite.


Session 5: Rain Man The participant will view the movie, Rain Man.

This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. The cost of the graduate credit is $600 ($200 per credit) in addition to the base fee for the course. Once the course starts the decision to add (or not) Immaculata credit is final. At the successful conclusion of the course students will receive a transcript from Immaculata University. Please allow 6-8 weeks to process and receive official transcripts.
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Monday 30 January 12:00 AM

A Guide to Effective Teaching

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: 02/01/2023 - 03/08/2023

This online course is a teacher's toolkit of strategies that are effective with all types of students.

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

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.

For registration questions please email: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Tuesday 31 January 12:00 AM

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

This 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course is designed to address modern-day problems and provide practical solutions for establishing an effective learning environment. Time Frame: 02/01/2023 - 03/08/2023

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. For registration questions please email:mlpregistration@bucksiu.org.
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Tuesday 31 January 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. Time frame: 02/01/2023 - 03/08/2023

This 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 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. Please allow 6-8 weeks to process and receive official transcripts. For registration questions please email: mlpregistrations@bucksiu.org
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Tuesday 31 January 12:00 AM

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

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online credited course. Participants will create an online and virtual extension of their classrooms using Moodle and readily available technology. Time frame: 02/08/2023 to 03/08/2023

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. For registration questions please email: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Tuesday 07 February 12:00 AM

ADHD in Education

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course offered through a partnership with Immaculata University. At registration course participants have the option to add Immaculata University graduate credit to the course (read additional details below).Time Frame: 2/15/2023 - 3/8/2023
With more & more students being diagnosed with ADHD, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions & expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs.
With more and more students being diagnosed with ADHD, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. Throughout the course, participants will explore the debate surrounding medication and the myths associated with ADHD. Furthermore, they will complete activities providing them with first-hand experience about what it is like to live with ADHD. With the information covered in the course, participants will take away practical strategies to implement across all school environments.
An email will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event.
*The cost of the graduate credit is $600 ($200 per credit) in addition to the base fee for the course. Once the course starts the decision to add (or not) Immaculata credit is final. At the successful conclusion of the course students will receive a transcript from Immaculata University. Please allow 6-8 weeks to process and receive official transcripts.
Michael and Rhonda Bielawski are the instructors. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Monday 13 February 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 2/22/2023 - 3/15/2023

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

This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Ashleigh James is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Monday 20 February 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: 2/22/2023 - 3/15/2023

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

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

This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event. Ashleigh James is the instructor. For registration questions please email: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Monday 20 February 12:00 AM

Supporting Students with Autism in Education

This is a 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online course offered through a partnership w/ Immaculata University. At registration participants have the option to add Immaculata University graduate credit. Time Frame: 3/1/2023 - 3/22/2023.
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 focuses on Aspergers, PDD-NOS, and Autism

Session 2: Social Aspect of Autism:Explore the social idiosyncrasies of students with autism focuses on Movie portrayals of people with autism, Examining "The Social Code" (a program to promote social inclusion), and Social Stories

Session 3: Working with Students with Autism in the classroom:Research strategies & interventions to utilize focuses on Multiple learning modalities, Promoting on task behavior, Defining teacher role vs. assistant role, and Routines

Session 4: Setting your Classroom up for Success:Review teacher tested strategies for supporting students with autism focuses on Creating a calm classroom climate, Building positive relationships between home & school, and Augmentative & alternative communication options

Session 5: Autism & the Law- examine current case studies dealing w/ students w/ autism in the classroom focuses on Case studies of current legal cases and 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. Please allow 6-8 weeks to process and receive official transcripts.
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Monday 27 February 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: 03/01/2023 - 04/05/2023

The participant will become acquainted with the various personality profiles, including their own, & strategies to encourage an atmosphere conducive to the students' ultimate learning ability. Participants will develop an awareness of how their profile interacts with student profiles & with this knowledge adapt lessons accordingly. The strategies will be presented to promote positive teacher/student interaction, gain insight on predicting a students' behavior & knowing how to uniquely respond to the students differentiated styles.

Participants will read the book "A+ Ideas For Every Student's Success" by Robert Rohm. This book will acquaint one with various profiles & strategies to encourage an atmosphere conducive to a Student's ultimate learning.

Participants will participate in group discussions by replying to 2-3 participants per discussion panel.

Culminating Project: Participants will select one scenario from section 6 & give a reasonable explanation for the behavior of the four profile types according to Dr. Robert Rohm. They will also state the reaction of the teacher, giving an example of each profile.
Required Book: A+ Ideas For Every Student's Success by Robert Rohm.
Order online at www.personalityinsights.com A welcome email will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how to participate in this event. Colleen Anzio is the instructor. You may email the instructor for questions about the content of the program. For registration questions please email: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Tuesday 28 February 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: 03/08/2023 to 04/08/2023
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. For registration questions please email: mlpregistration@bucksiu.org
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Tuesday 07 March 12:00 AM