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EMERGENCY ALERT NOTIFICATION

Notice for the Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Board of School Directors Meeting

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Bucks IU Board of School Directors will be held on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm.  Per the Bucks IU Health and Safety plan in response to COVID-19, the meeting will be held virtually and is open to the public.

To join the meeting, please use the following information.  If you have not used Zoom before, you may need to follow the program instructions to download the application prior to being able to join the meeting.  You may also join the meeting via audio conference only using the Call-in number and Webinar ID below:

Zoom (online video and audio)
https://bucksiu.zoom.us/j/99927381475?pwd=cVNIdGRuQmJRWEs5VUxYSjRrdWRjQT09
Passcode: bucksiu

Audio only conference
Call-in: 312 626 6799
Webinar ID: 999 2738 1475

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Programs & Services

Events are organized by category in chronological order.

Programs & Services

Canvas Users Week - Day 2

This FREE virtual event will showcase over 25 virtual professional development sessions, over the course of a week, focused on utilizing Canvas tools and products for teaching, learning and assessment. Sessions will be presented by practitioners in the field and by Canvas representatives.
Canvas Users Week - Day 2 - View Event Details
Tuesday 20 April 3:00 PM

Canvas Users Week - Day 3

This FREE virtual event will showcase over 25 virtual professional development sessions, over the course of a week, focused on utilizing Canvas tools and products for teaching, learning and assessment. Sessions will be presented by practitioners in the field and by Canvas representatives.
Canvas Users Week - Day 3 - View Event Details
Wednesday 21 April 3:00 PM

Canvas Users Week - Day 4

This FREE virtual event will showcase over 25 virtual professional development sessions, over the course of a week, focused on utilizing Canvas tools and products for teaching, learning and assessment. Sessions will be presented by practitioners in the field and by Canvas representatives.
Canvas Users Week - Day 4 - View Event Details
Thursday 22 April 3:00 PM

K-12 Guidance Plan Annual Sustainability Meeting

This meeting will support district teams with updating and sustaining their K-12 Guidance Plans. The format for the 2-hour meeting will be to review a newly-developed Toolkit, provide time for all participating teams to share their successes and challenges over the past year, share updates on the Bucks County Career Pathways Partnership and how it may support plans for 2021-2022, and allow for some team planning time. Participants will walk away with additional tools and resources to support continued success.

Participants will be able to reflect on the successes and challenges of their K-12 Guidance Plan.

Participants will be able to determine action steps to ensure that the Plan is sustained for the 2021-2022 school year.

Participants will be able to set goals for 2021-2022 to enhance career development programming.
K-12 Guidance Plan Annual Sustainability Meeting - View Event Details
Tuesday 27 April 9:00 AM

K-12 Guidance Plan Annual Sustainability Meeting

This meeting will support district teams with updating and sustaining their K-12 Guidance Plans. The format for the 2-hour meeting will be to review a newly-developed Toolkit, provide time for all participating teams to share their successes and challenges over the past year, share updates on the Bucks County Career Pathways Partnership and how it may support plans for 2021-2022, and allow for some team planning time. Participants will walk away with additional tools and resources to support continued success.

Participants will be able to reflect on the successes and challenges of their K-12 Guidance Plan.
Participants will be able to determine action steps to ensure that the Plan is sustained for the 2021-2022 school year.
Participants will be able to set goals for 2021-2022 to enhance career development programming.
K-12 Guidance Plan Annual Sustainability Meeting - View Event Details
Wednesday 28 April 1:00 PM

Gifted Ed 101: Day One

Gifted Ed 101: Day One will focus on Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) regulations for Gifted Education as designated by Chapter 16 of the School Code. The following topics will be highlighted in Day One: Chapter 16 Regulations and Guidelines, characteristics of gifted learners, identification and evaluation processes and policies, development of Gifted Individual Education Plans (GIEPs), Notice of Recommended Assignments (NORAs), and district-level policy and procedures for staffing and programming.

Participants will understand the role of Chapter 16 and its companion document, the PDE Gifted Education Guidelines.
Participants will learn the components of a district-level identification and evaluation process for gifted learners. This competency includes universal screeners.
Participants will learn the connection between evaluation, the gifted written report, the GIEP, and the NORA.
Participants will learn the components of the GIEP including how to write academic-based GIEP goals.
Gifted Ed 101: Day One - View Event Details
Thursday 29 April 8:30 AM

Gifted Ed 101: Day Two

Gifted Ed 101: Day Two will pick up from where Gifted Ed 101: Day One left off. The workshop will highlight the gifted options of enrichment and acceleration as designated by Chapter 16 and how they fit into GIEP development. Specifically, enrichment strategies such as curriculum compacting, tiered lessons, project-based learning, and curriculum integration of such strategies will be outlined. The latest research on acceleration and types of acceleration will also be explored. In addition, Day Two will focus on specialized program options for gifted students such as seminars and critical and creative thinking strategies and where such options fit into GIEP development
1. Participants will learn the definitions of enrichment and acceleration as designated by Chapter 16.
2. Participants will learn about the enrichment strategies that can be offered to gifted students via their GIEP.
3. Participants will learn the research on acceleration and will explore how the types of acceleration can be integrated into the overall curriculum.
4. Participants will learn the value of homogeneous groups for gifted students such as seminars and what role such options play in GIEP development.
Gifted Ed 101: Day Two - View Event Details
Thursday 20 May 8:30 AM

SEL Playlist: A Primer for Supporting Student Wellness PreK-12

A playlist is an opportunity for teachers to dive deeply into new concepts, using a self-paced, sequential structure that incorporates formative feedback and conferencing. Using the playlist model, K-12 teachers will have the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), so they will be equipped to seamlessly incorporate SEL strategies into everyday instruction. The SEL Playlist is designed to meet teachers where they are. The course will begin with a 1-hour virtual kick off. Then, using Google Classroom as a vehicle for conversation and feedback, teachers will work asynchronously through 4 modules of SEL learning experiences, with opportunities for live feedback and coaching between each module via Zoom. The SEL Playlist offers participants 30 Act 48 hours, spread out over the months of April- June.

Overview of synchronous schedule requirements:
4/13 7-8pm "Kick Off" via Zoom
4/20-4/21 Coach check-in via Zoom by appointment
5/4-5/5 Coach check-in via Zoom by appointment
5/18-5/19 Coach check-in via Zoom by appointment
6/1-6/2 Coach check-in via Zoom by appointment
6/8 7-8pm Full Cohort Wrap-Up via Zoom

COST: Registration is limited for this PD opportunity. Also, it is being offered at a reduced price for Spring 2021. Register today!
SEL Playlist: A Primer for Supporting Student Wellness PreK-12 - View Event Details
Tuesday 08 June 7:00 PM

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
Introduction to STEAM Education - View Event Details
Wednesday 08 September 4:15 PM