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Classroom Monitor Certification Course

Classroom Monitor Certification Course

Classroom Monitor Certification Course - View Event Details
Wednesday 01 March 8:00AM

Programs & Services

CMU Computer Science Academy CS1 Train the Teacher

In this 2-day, 12-hour workshop, secondary educators will be introduced to the Carnegie Melon University's FREE CS Academy coding program. Educators will discuss and reflect upon cultural responsiveness in computer science, collaboration in a CS classroom, and inspiring student creativity through coding. This program is designed as an entry-point for students into python coding and contains over 120 hours of instruction through graphics and animations.
Participants will engage with the CMU CS Academy program to lay the groundwork for basic python coding.
Participants will discuss and reflect upon cultural responsiveness in computer science.
Participants will learn strategies to promote collaboration and creativity through python coding
CMU Computer Science Academy CS1 Train the Teacher - View Event Details
Tuesday 02 August 8:30 AM

Introduction to STEAM Education

STEM ENDORSEMENT COURSE 1: INTRODUCTION TO STEAM EDUCATION

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


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

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


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

Introduction to STEAM Education - View Event Details
Wednesday 07 September 4:30 PM

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

This course is the first of four courses of PDE's Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness for PK-12 Students Endorsement. It will provide educators with a foundation in emotional and youth development theory and research. In this course, candidates will develop an understanding of social and emotional learning and the impact that explicit teaching can have on the learner as well as the learning environment. Candidates will recognize the unique developmental characteristics and needs of learners at all age levels. Candidates will engage in field experience assignments that will provide opportunities to directly interact with social and emotional learning at the school level in order to deepen their understanding of the content presented in each of the modules of the course.

Participants registering for Graduate Credits will pay the course fee directly to the University. Please select the corresponding payment option when registering. In addition, participants interested in graduate credit, must register by Monday, September 12, 2022. More details will be emailed.

The virtual course starts on Monday, September 26, 2022 and extends to Sunday, November 13, 2022. In addition to the asynchronous assignments, participants will meet each Thursday for seven weeks for a 3-hour synchronous session with the course instructor, Dr. Meredith Gapsis.

The days for the synchronous sessions are as follows:
Thursday, September 29, 2022, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, October 6, 2022, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, October 13, 2022, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, October 20, 2022, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, October 27, 2022, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, November 3, 2022, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, November 10, 2022, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
SEL Endorsement Course 1: Social and Emotional Wellness Learning in Youth Development - View Event Details
Thursday 29 September 4:30 PM

SEL Endorsement Course 2: Characteristics and Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences, Trauma, and Mental Illness on PK-12 Students

This course is the second of four courses of PDE's Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness for PK-12 Students Endorsement. In this course participants will develop an understanding of the impact of adverse childhood experiences, trauma, and mental illness on learning and behavior for PK-12 students. Participants will recognize how these experiences and conditions can impact growth, development and learning of children and adolescents and the important role that educators and schools can play in reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors.

Participants registering for Graduate Credits will pay the course fee directly to the University. Please select the corresponding payment option when registering. In addition, participants interested in graduate credit, must register by Monday, November 7, 2022. More details will be emailed.

The virtual course starts on Monday, November, 21, 2022 and extends to Sunday, January 22, 2023. In addition to the asynchronous assignments, participants will meet each Thursday for seven weeks for a 3-hour synchronous session with the course instructor, Jeffrey Walter, Ed.S, NCSP.

The days for the synchronous sessions are as follows:
Thursday, November 24, 2022, ADJUSTMENT FOR THE HOLIDAY
Thursday, December 1, 2022, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, December 8, 2022, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, December 15, 2022, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, December 22, 2022, Winter Break
Thursday, December 29, 2022, Winter Break
Thursday, January 5, 2023, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, January 12, 2023, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, January 19, 2023, 4:30pm to 7:30pm

SEL Endorsement Course 2: Characteristics and Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences, Trauma, and Mental Illness on PK-12 Students - View Event Details
Monday 21 November 4:30 PM

SEL Endorsement Course 3: Behavior and Mental Health Literacy

This course is the third of four courses of PDE's Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness for PK-12 Students Endorsement. In this course, candidates will develop an understanding of the characteristics of mental illness in children and youth and the impact this may have on learning and behavior for PK-12 students. Candidates will recognize how these experiences and conditions can impact growth, development and learning of children and adolescents and the important role that educators and schools can play in reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors.
Participants registering for Graduate Credits will pay the course fee directly to the University. Please select the corresponding payment option when registering. In addition, participants interested in graduate credit, must register by Friday, January 16, 2023. More details will be emailed.
The virtual course starts on Monday, January, 30, 2023 and extends to Sunday, March 19, 2023. In addition to the asynchronous assignments, participants will meet each Thursday for seven weeks for a 3-hour synchronous session with the course instructor, Judy Heath, LSW.
The days for the synchronous sessions are as follows:
Thursday, February 2, 2023, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, February 9, 2023, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, February 16, 2023, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, February 23, 2023, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, March 2, 2023, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, March 9, 2023, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, March 16, 2023, 4:30pm to 7:30pm

SEL Endorsement Course 3: Behavior and Mental Health Literacy - View Event Details
Monday 30 January 4:30 PM

Classroom Monitor Certification Course

REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED UP UNTIL JUNE 30, 2023. This course fulfills the training requirement for individuals eligible to apply for the Classroom Monitor permit through PDE. Upon completion of this asynchronous virtual 3-hour training and a post-training reflection form, participants will be issued a certificate that must be submitted as part of the Classroom Monitor application process. The certificate issued by the Bucks IU will be valid through June 30, 2023.
Classroom Monitor Certification Course - View Event Details
Wednesday 01 March 8:00 AM

SEL Endorsement Course 4: Prevention and Intervention to Support Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness across PK-12 Educational Environments

This course is the fourth of four courses of PDE's Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness for PK-12 Students Endorsement. In this course candidates will take a deeper look into the development of systems change and the potential impact of adverse childhood experiences, trauma, and mental illness on learning and behavior on learning for PK-12 students. Candidates will focus on school leadership and collaboration between all stakeholders which impact both school environment and culture as well as the systemic issues that can determine the services that are provided to support all learners.
Participants registering for Graduate Credits will pay the course fee directly to the University. Please select the corresponding payment option when registering. In addition, participants interested in graduate credit, must register by Monday, March 13, 2022. More details will be emailed.
The virtual course starts on Monday, March 27, 2022 and extends to Sunday, May 14, 2022. In addition to the asynchronous assignments, participants will meet each Thursday for seven weeks for a 3-hour synchronous session with the course instructor, Meredith Gapsis, Ed.D.
The days for the synchronous sessions are as follows:
Thursday, March 30, 2023, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, April 6, 2023, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, April 13, 2023, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, April 20, 2023, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, April 27, 2023, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, May 4, 2023, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, May 11, 2023, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
SEL Endorsement Course 4: Prevention and Intervention to Support Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness across PK-12 Educational Environments - View Event Details
Thursday 30 March 4:30 PM