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Engaging Early Learners in STEAM

Engaging Early Learners in STEAM

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Thursday 30 April 8:30AM

Programs & Services

Kagan Cooperative Learning

This workshop will be conducted by a Kagan Professional Development Specialist. It will focus on the updated and expanded edition of the famous Kagan Cooperative Learning Textbook. Participants will find new step-by-step structures, hundreds of helpful management tips, many more teacher-friendly activities and forms, and up-to-date research on proven methods. Participants will learn how schools have used Kagan Cooperative Learning to boost academics, close the achievement gap, improve student relations, and create a more kind and caring school community. After decades of training and working with hundreds of thousands of teachers, Kagan has refined and perfected the most widely used and respected form of cooperative learning ever. The Kagans make it easy for you to dramatically increase engagement and achievement in your class!


Each participant will receive the latest edition of the Kagan Cooperative Learning Textbook, Cooperative Learning Course Workbook, Action Plan 1: Kagan Cooperative Learning and Mix-Pair-Share Software.

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Tuesday 03 March 8:30 AM

Step On It: Using the Giant Maps of PA

Did you know that the Bucks IU purchased two different giant maps of Pennsylvania to support students' geographic learning? Come learn with Keith Bellinger, a teacher in the Centennial School District and member of the Pennsylvania Alliance for Geographic Education, as he shares lesson plans you can use in your classrooms as you teach Pennsylvania geography to your students. You must participate in a workshop in order to borrow one of the giant maps.

4:30 PM - Registration

5:00 PM - Light dinner (included in registration price)

5:30-6:30 PM - Interactive workshop
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Tuesday 03 March 4:30 PM

K-12 School Guidance Plan - Training #6 (Showcase Day 1)

This session serves as the culminating Showcase to celebrate and share each participating district's/school's K-12 School Guidance Plan. This session focuses on strategies for the district to finish and then annually update the K-12 School Guidance Plan. Additionally, resources will be provided for districts to sustain the K-12 program linked to providing evidence of meaningful engagement for students that is also connected to the Future Ready PA Index. Part of this training includes an individual District Showcase featuring local plan and program development.
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Wednesday 11 March 8:00 AM

K-12 School Guidance Plan - Training #6 (Showcase Day 2)

This session serves as the culminating Showcase to celebrate and share each participating district's/school's K-12 School Guidance Plan. This session focuses on strategies for the district to finish and then annually update the K-12 School Guidance Plan. Additionally, resources will be provided for districts to sustain the K-12 program linked to providing evidence of meaningful engagement for students that is also connected to the Future Ready PA Index. Part of this training includes an individual District Showcase featuring local plan and program development.
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Thursday 12 March 8:00 AM

Time Management - Using Microsoft Outlook 2019 - BCCC Training

In this 2 day workforce development course, staff will learn how to use the tools in Microsoft Outlook to practice effective time management skills.
Time Management course using Microsoft Outlook 2019. Outcomes include: Save time when writing emails; Set up an effective folder system; Use rules to manage emails; Schedule and manage appointments and meetings on the calendar; Apply flags to use as reminders; Prepare and delegate tasks; Use the Notes function to keep track of information


This course is held at: BCCC Training Facility, 1760 S Easton Rd, Doylestown, PA 18901
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Thursday 19 March 9:00 AM

Canvas Users Group 2020

All Participants much register with Canvas through this link: Canvas Registration

Participants in need of Act 48 hours must also register with the Bucks IU here to earn hours.
The Canvas User Event at Bucks County IU is an excellent opportunity for teachers, coaches and leadership across PA to come together and network, ask questions, share ideas, and learn from each other! Get to know other Canvas users in your area and see how they're leveraging technology in their classrooms.

Whether you're an Canvas pro, soon-to-be active Canvas user, or even if you're just learning about the LMS space and want to learn more about Canvas, this day is jam-packed with great sessions you're sure to find helpful. Presentations are intended to showcase classroom application, new features and success stories.

There is no cost to attend this event! Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. Space is limited so reserve your seat now, for a full day of nothing less than awesome.
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Thursday 02 April 8:30 AM

Teacher Workshop: Flood Mapping with Artist Stacy Levy

Join Stacy Levy, an environmental artist featured in the exhibition, "Rising Tides: Contemporary Art and the Ecology of Water", in an interactive workshop to inspire you and your students. In this program, you will envision new ways to look at the water in our landscape - not as a blue line on the map, but as living (and soggy) places. Make connections to history, science and the visual arts in discussing how water has flowed across the land over time. Explore how the different usage of the land has affected the region's watershed. Discuss ways to be water detectives in your own backyard.

Using United States Geological Survey maps, engage in an exercise of solving mysteries of the forms of our local waters. Examine the links to climate change and rain along with investigating how flooding is becoming "a new tide" of the rivers and streams "breathing" in and out. Learn different ways you can embrace these changes and create a better understanding of our water for both you and your students. All grade levels and subject area teachers are encouraged to register.

You MUST register at the Michener Art Museum at www.MichenerArtMuseum.org. Fee for this class is $20.00 per person, payable to the Michener Art Museum. Any information or questions, email aromano@michenerartmuseum.org.

You ONLY register on this site if you need Act 48 hours. There is a $15 fee for Act 48 hours.
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Thursday 16 April 6:30 PM

Microsoft Excel 2019: Level 1 - BCCC Training

This course will familiarize you with spreadsheet terminology and the fundamental concepts of Microsoft Excel 2019, including identifying Excel window components, navigating worksheets, and downloading templates. In addition, you will learn the basics of entering and editing text, values, and formulas, and how to save workbooks in the native Excel format, as well as in other formats. You will learn how to use simple functions, and how to easily apply formatting techniques to worksheet data. You will create and modify charts, and work with graphics. Finally, you will review workbooks for spelling errors, modify page setup, and print worksheets.
This training will be at: BCCC Training Facility, 1760 South Easton Rd, Doylestown, PA 18901
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Thursday 23 April 9:00 AM

Engaging Early Learners in STEAM

STEAM [science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics] has become a buzz term in education lately, with many researchers and STEAM experts advocating for STEAM exposure very early in a child's school career. Many early childhood teachers, though, have questions about bringing STEAM into their classrooms: How? Why? What? All of these questions (and more) will be answered in this professional learning workshop! Participants will gain an understanding of why STEAM is important in early childhood classrooms and will engage in easy to implement STEAM activities. This day will be very hands-on, with teachers leaving with ready to implement activities!
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Thursday 30 April 8:30 AM

Teacher Workshop: Using Art to Teach About Ecology and The Environment

Join the Michener Art Museum's education staff in a deeper exploration of the work in the exhibition, "Rising Tides: Contemporary Art and the Ecology of Water." Be inspired by artists whose work celebrates the natural world and encourages viewers to consider important conversations around environmental threats, climate change, and the applications of science and technology within these challenges. Work alongside colleagues and Michener staff to discuss innovative ideas and develop practical strategies that will engage your students across subject areas and grade levels.

Following focused looking and discussions in the galleries, you will be invited to create your own aesthetic response to these global concerns using mixed media methods inspired by Diane Burko and other artists in the exhibition. You will have the chance to experiment with new materials and techniques with an eye toward inspiring the citizen scientists and artist-activists in your own classroom.


You ONLY register on this site if you need Act 48 hours. A $15 fee for Act 48 hours.

You MUST register at the Michener Art Museum at www.MichenerArtMuseum.org. Fee for this class is $20.00 per person, payable to the Michener Art Museum. Any information or questions, email aromano@michenerartmuseum.org.

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Thursday 07 May 6:00 PM

Productive Work Habits - BCCC Training

Training offered by Bucks County Community College. Good work habits are essential for anyone who wants to succeed at their job. They increase your organizational value and job satisfaction and help you have better relationships with your boss and coworkers. Productivity isn't about quantity. It's about doing the right task, at the right time. In other words, it's about recognizing what to do when. Participants will begin to develop the positive habits they need to gain focus, learn how to prioritize tasks efficiently, become better organized, manage their time efficiently, work more effectively with colleagues, and even create better work-life balance.
Employees and employers improve their productivity with productive work habits. Participants will: Understand what it means to be productive
Become better organized
Learn how to manage time
Work more effectively with others
Create balance between work and personal life
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Thursday 21 May 1:00 PM

Successful Communication and Listening - BCCC Training

Communication is an essential core competency of effective leadership and achievement throughout an organization. Nonverbal communication represents as much as two-thirds of communication. One of the imperatives of working at the "thinking" level of leadership and professional performance is that our thoughts are "projected" as communication, and our beliefs and thinking swerve to filter and flavor how we interpret our world. To improve the communication competencies, our work begins at the thinking level. We take the case that our language shapes and creates the world we see and have. An overview of topics include: The power of words; The power of stories; The role of the subconscious; Speech acts; Grounding assessments; Listening with and for integrity; Managing drift; Feedback as an indispensable tool for growth; Checking in and checking out understanding; Appreciative inquiry; Courageous conversations
Training by Bucks County Community College. Outcomes begin with increased self-awareness and practices to increase each participant's capacity and competency of observation and, correspondingly, the quality and quantity of information received and understood in conversation, including information in what is not said in conversation. The program expands participants' ability to be expressed in ways that improve the results of their communication, gaining greater control, influence, and effect form how and what they speak. In class exercises will demonstrate how each participant can practice and master the learning such that new patterns and habits that increase the success of their communication are maintained and continue to grow long after the program.
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Thursday 25 June 1:00 PM