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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)
Passcode: bucksiu

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

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Special Education

Events are organized by category in chronological order.

Special Education

Promoting Student Independence - Academics: Paraeducator Training

SYNCHRONOUS: As educators, it is our continuous goal to support and foster student independence. This training will discuss topics such as learned helplessness, praise, mindsets, self-advocacy, and proximity, and discuss how these elements can impact learning and student outcomes. It will discuss applicable strategies that can be applied to support students in becoming independent learners.
Promoting Student Independence - Academics: Paraeducator Training - View Event Details
Tuesday 20 April 4:30 PM

American Sign Language for Educational Staff

American Sign language instruction for beginners and advanced beginners working in the field of education This will include an introduction to understanding Deafness and Deaf culture. Virtual classes with be held for one hour/week over a period of 6 weeks focusing on relevant topics each week. Participants will have the opportunity to request specific vocabulary themes. There will be ample time for practice.

Participants will be able to:

Give 3 examples of basic wants and needs you are able to express using American Sign language.
Give examples of 3 simple requests made by others using sign language that you are able to understand.
Identify three features of the Deaf Community/Deaf culture.
American Sign Language for Educational Staff - View Event Details
Thursday 22 April 4:30 PM

Bucks County Truancy Task Force

Bucks County Truancy Task Force meets three times during the school year. Participants discuss issues related to school attendance, discuss district policies/procedures, truancy court, development of intervention plans and involvement of outside agencies. The goal is to reduce truancy among school age students and provide schools with interventions that improve school attendance. This collaborative effort brings together professionals from school districts, child welfare, juvenile probation, law enforcement, district justices, Bucks County IU and community social service agencies.
Bucks County Truancy Task Force - View Event Details
Friday 23 April 9:00 AM

Say This, Not That - The Importance of Mathematics Language: Paraeducator Training

ASYNCHRONOUS: The language of mathematics, especially vocabulary terms, is essential for understanding mathematics in both oral and written forms. This training will highlight the importance of mathematics language and the words that teachers and paraprofessionals select to foster learning. Participants will also explore strategies for supporting vocabulary development in the mathematics classroom.
This course will be open and available for completion from the first of the month through the last day of the month. All content, to count for credit, must be submitted within the month's timeframe. Details regarding course access will be forwarded to MLP registrants prior to the opening of the course.
Say This, Not That - The Importance of Mathematics Language: Paraeducator Training - View Event Details
Saturday 01 May 8:00 AM

Exploring Transition Resources: Paraeducator Training

SYNCHRONOUS: Provide an understanding of secondary transition and how to locate and utilize resources to assist students and families with the transition process.
Exploring Transition Resources: Paraeducator Training - View Event Details
Monday 03 May 4:30 PM

Youth Suicide Prevention: QPR Model

This workshop will introduce the QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) model for suicide prevention to school social workers. After the formal presentation, time will be allotted to discuss how to bring the model to middle and high school students, tools used by schools to screen students at risk for suicide, and how schools are managing the mental health needs of students.

Participants will learn warning signs for suicide.
Participants will learn how to question a student at risk for suicide and ways to encourage students to become more active in suicide prevention.
Participants will explore several tools used to screen students at risk for suicide.
Youth Suicide Prevention: QPR Model - View Event Details
Monday 10 May 8:30 AM

Unique Learning System PLC

Participants will take part in a yearlong professional learning group to learn more about the Unique Learning System curriculum and platform. This training is for IU & school district staff that are using Unique Learning System within their classrooms.
Unique Learning System PLC - View Event Details
Wednesday 12 May 7:00 AM

Social Skills: Pareducator Training

SYNCHRONOUS: During this session participants will explore various social skills tools and strategies. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore how they can incorporate these strategies into the classroom.
Social Skills: Pareducator Training - View Event Details
Thursday 03 June 4:30 PM