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Brain Friendly Teaching: Kagan Structures To Teach the Way Brains Learn Best

Brain Friendly Teaching: Kagan Structures To Teach the Way Brains Learn Best

Brain Friendly Teaching: Kagan Structures To Teach the Way Brains Learn Best - View Event Details
Thursday 23 January 8:35AM

Programs & Services

Bold Moves for Schools: Creating Engaging Experiences and Responsive Environments for the Contemporary Learner

In this exciting and interactive seminar, Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs will look at how to develop new versions of school matching the needs of 21st century learners to support modern curriculum and assessment design. The transition will require bold moves, practical steps, and rebooted missions. Dr. Jacobs will provoke our consideration of the four most basic program structures: schedules, student grouping patterns, faculty organization, and learning spaces (both physical and virtual) and challenge us to rethink them, reinvent them and reunite them into a more dynamic learning environment. Key in her presentation is the integration of new literacies - digital, media, and global - into upgraded curriculum maps. The session will be decidedly interactive with a wealth of examples and resources to assist your team in its efforts.

The Registration Price includes a copy of Dr. Jacob's book, "Bold Moves for Schools: How We Create Remarkable Learning Environments." Registration also includes a light breakfast and lunch. Participants will earn 5 1/2 Act 48 hours.
Bold Moves for Schools: Creating Engaging Experiences and Responsive Environments for the Contemporary Learner - View Event Details
Tuesday 03 December 8:30 AM

The Smallest Warriors: Helping the Anxious Preschooler, Kindergartner, or Early Elementary Student

Please join Dr. Katherine Dahlsgaard, Clinical Director of the Anxiety Behaviors Clinic, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, as she presents on supporting our early childhood learners who are dealing with some form of anxiety. Dr. Dahlsgaard will initially focus on the normative development of healthy anxiety in young children and then will facilitate a discussion on how problematic anxiety develops. She will outine evidence-based intervention strategies for the most common anxiety disorders in young children such as separation anxiety, selective mutism, and specific phobias. Dr. Dahlsgaard will also provide approaches to supporting and partnering with parents of anxious young children, followed by recommendations for self-care strategies for school personnel who work with these children.
The Smallest Warriors: Helping the Anxious Preschooler, Kindergartner, or Early Elementary Student - View Event Details
Wednesday 04 December 8:30 AM

College Board Counselor Updates

Join us for an informational update on College Board programs and services! The workshop will include an overview of the SAT Suite of Assessments, updates to Advanced Placement, and the variety of opportunities available to students. We will review resources available to students, including the online score portal, scholarship and recognition programs, and official SAT practice with Khan Academy. There will also be a special focus on the new College Board Opportunity Scholarships and the College Board Career Finder Tool.
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Thursday 05 December 8:00 AM

Using Data to Inform Instruction

This workshop will offer an overview of the SAT Suite of Assessments that includes a discussion about test item types, the score scales, and how the assessments are linked to classroom instruction. Considerable time will be spent discussing and demonstrating the entire online score report system and the various data reports that are available, including the new growth reports. We will review how the available data can be used to support student success both at the individual student level as well as the school and/or district level.

Each participant must bring a fully charged tablet or laptop computer and must be able to access to the K12 Reporting Portal for their school/district data portal. (If additional support is needed to access the K12 Reporting Portal, please reach out to Kathleen Weiss at kweiss@collegeboard.org prior to the session.)
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Monday 09 December 8:00 AM

Building Mathematical Mindsets

Banish math anxiety and give students of all ages a clear roadmap to success! Mathematical Mindsets provides practical strategies and activities to help teachers show all children, even those who are convinced that they are bad at math, that they can enjoy and succeed in math. This workshop will explore the work of Jo Boaler-Stanford researcher, professor of math education, and expert on math learning - who has studied why students don't like math and often fail in math classes. Boaler translates Carol Dweck's concept of 'mindset' into math teaching and parenting strategies, showing how students can go from self-doubt to strong self-confidence, which is so important to math learning. Boaler reveals the steps that must be taken by schools and parents to improve math education for all. We will explore how Mathematical Mindsets....
Explain how the brain processes mathematics learning
Reveal how to turn mistakes and struggles into valuable learning experiences
Provide examples of rich mathematical activities to replace rote learning
Explain ways to give students a positive math mindset
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Wednesday 11 December 8:30 AM

Mobile Fab Lab: Educator Summit

Have you heard?! The Bucks IU is the proud recipient of a PAsmart Advancing Grant from Governor Tom Wolf to launch a Mobile Fab Lab for the 2019-2020 school year.

The Mobile Fab Lab seeks to meet a very real need that exists both across Pennsylvania and in Bucks County. In 2018, there were over 300,000 STEM related jobs in Pennsylvania, and nearly 17,000 of those jobs were unfilled. In Bucks County, Advanced Manufacturing jobs are frequently cited as the most in-demand. The Bucks IU's Mobile Fabrication Lab will therefore help prepare students for the local STEAM workforce needs.

This Educator Summit will introduce educators to the Mobile Fab Lab. Educators will learn about the lab, engage in the lab's curriculum, and learn how to prepare for a Mobile Fab Lab Residency.
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Thursday 09 January 8:30 AM

Getting Hands-On with Computational Thinking: The Essential Building Block for Computer Science

Computational thinking is an increasingly essential skill for today's learners. As a critical building block for engaging in computer science content, it can be applied to nearly any job and any sector. The ability to solve problems, critically analyze information, communicate and think creatively and beyond the current method of doing things, are invaluable skills in our fiercely competitive and ever changing digitally-powered world. And, these skills can be taught with or without a screen!

Throughout this day, participants will:
Develop an understanding of what computational thinking is
Explore the components of computational thinking
Engage in hands-on activities with Makey-Makey to experience computational thinking in action
Collaboratively plan to incorporate computational thinking strategies to classroom practice


Registration cost includes a light breakfast, lunch, and an individual Makey Makey invention kit. Participants will need to bring a laptop to this workshop (please note that activities will be more challenging on an iPad).
Getting Hands-On with Computational Thinking: The Essential Building Block for Computer Science - View Event Details
Wednesday 15 January 8:30 AM

Brain Friendly Teaching: Kagan Structures To Teach the Way Brains Learn Best

This workshop is being sponsored by the Bucks IU and will be facilitated by the Kagan Professional Development Staff. See description below:

"We have a choice: We can teach using traditional methods or we can teach the way the brain best learns. Teaching with traditional methods is like swimming against the current: Teaching is more exhausting, students learn less, and like class, content, and the teacher less. When we teach the ways the brains best learn, teaching is more effortless and students learn and enjoy class more. You will view actual brain scans demonstrating how to boost engagement and retention with simple structures as part of any lesson. You will learn the six principles of brain-friendly teaching in a way you will never forget! Come turn on your brain in this active brains-on, interactive workshop. Learn to boost motivation and achievement as you create your brain-friendly classroom!"
Brain Friendly Teaching: Kagan Structures To Teach the Way Brains Learn Best - View Event Details
Thursday 23 January 8:35 AM

Teaching Language and Content: Meeting the needs of ELs in mainstream classrooms

All teachers who have English learners in their classrooms need to develop the knowledge and skill to help them both learn the content and continue to gain proficiency in English. The way to achieve this goal is to consciously plan for not only content learning, but also language learning. Mainstream classroom teachers may have many questions about what this looks like in real classrooms, including: 1) How can I teach language if I'm not a trained ESL teacher? 2) Does focusing on language take away from students' content learning, and isn't the content learning more important? 3) If the English learners in my class have different levels of English proficiency, how can I meet the language needs of all of them? The goal of this session is to look realistically at how mainstream classroom teachers can assist English learners in their language development. Participants will have the opportunity to share real issues and concerns, learn a realistic approach to the inclusion of language objectives in mainstream classes, and produce a sample lesson plan incorporating language objectives alongside content objectives.
Teaching Language and Content: Meeting the needs of ELs in mainstream classrooms - View Event Details
Wednesday 05 February 8:30 AM

"I told you that yesterday!" How to give ELs feedback that sticks

This workshop is "a deeper dive into the kind of feedback which fosters English language development."

Differentiating lesson plans for English learners (ELs) is the necessary starting point in meeting their needs. However, differentiated lessons are only half of the skill set needed to help ELs progress in language development. The other half of the equation is teachers' real-time response to ELs as they use language. How do teachers respond to errors or gaps in language use? Why do students sometimes seem to not remember or apply what they have been told? Is it the kind of feedback that teachers provide really what helps ELs grow in language skill? After a short refresher on differentiating instruction for ELs, this session introduces research on the effectiveness of various types of feedback, showing what helpful feedback looks like in both oral and written language use, at diverse language levels. Participants will engage with EL language samples, envisioning what effective feedback looks like, through small group discussion. Participants will leave the seminar having created protocols for providing oral and written feedback within their own teaching context.
"I told you that yesterday!" How to give ELs feedback that sticks - View Event Details
Thursday 06 February 8:30 AM

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

Special Education

County-Wide School Social Work Professional Development

Edward Lafferty, Public Affairs Specialist at Social Security Administration, will provide an interactive and information-filled workshop regarding all social security programs including, but not limited to: Survivor, Disability, Medicare, and Supplemental Security Income processes and benefits. The presentation will provide participants ways to navigate Social Security and answers to your questions regarding this system.

Edward Lafferty represents the Southeastern Pennsylvania's 18 local Social Security offices in eight counties (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, and Philadelphia) as well as the Area Director's Office and the Philadelphia Regional Communications Office. He has a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in communications.
County-Wide School Social Work Professional Development - View Event Details
Tuesday 03 December 9:00 AM

ParaEd: Behavior Essentials

Participants will learn behavior essentials needed to assist in effective classroom management. They will learn applicable, proactive strategies to enhance their ability to respond to challenging behaviors. Participants will be provided with opportunities to practice and apply strategies learned.
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Tuesday 03 December 5:00 PM

LETRS Module 3: Spellography for Teachers: How English Spelling Works

"This module explores the structure and history of English from several angles: historical layers in English orthography; including syllable types; orthographic rules; and meaningful word parts (morphemes). The module clarifies differences between syllables and morphemes and between irregular and high frequency words. Many exercises allow teachers to develop confidence with phonics, spelling and word study."
PLEASE NOTE: Only participants who have completed Module 1 may enroll in this workshop.
LETRS Module 3: Spellography for Teachers: How English Spelling Works - View Event Details
Thursday 05 December 8:30 AM

The Latest in Assessment and Treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)

Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a recognized clinical entity (ASHA position statement, 2007), yet few validated tests or measures exist for diagnosis. In addition, the evidence base for CAS treatment is limited. The goal of this presentation was to help speech-language pathologists in their clinical decision-making regarding diagnosis and treatment of CAS, by reviewing the evidence base and providing easy-to-use resources.
The Latest in Assessment and Treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) - View Event Details
Tuesday 10 December 1:00 PM

Legal update 2: A second hard look at the most pressing topics in special education law.

This is the first of a series of sessions with Andrew Faust, esq. covering the most relevant topics in special education case law, IDEA, Chapter 14 and Section 504. Attending the first part of this series is not necessary to attend this session.
Legal update 2: A second hard look at the most pressing topics in special education law. - View Event Details
Friday 13 December 9:00 AM

ParaEd: Motivation Matters

Participants will learn what motivates students. They will learn applicable strategies to help improve student motivation in the classroom. The workshop will define mindfulness, discuss the benefits, how to practice for yourself and how to incorporate it into the classroom. It will also look at obstacles to practice and how to overcome the barriers to practice.
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Tuesday 07 January 5:00 PM

Early Childhood PBIS Pyramid Model Practices Block 1: Webinars 1 to 3

This webinar series focuses on the Teaching Pyramid, which is the framework for practices used in the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). This series is adapted from and based on the training modules developed through the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (csefel.vanderbilt.edu).

Webinar One. This webinar is an introduction to Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Information is provided regarding the importance of preventing and addressing challenging behaviors, as well as on the various components of PBIS.

Webinars Two and Three. These two webinars explore in detail the first level of the Teaching Pyramid, which focuses on the importance of nurturing and responsive relationships in the successful implementation of PBIS. This is considered a universal practice, meaning that we know that those responsive, positive relationships must be in place for all individuals within a program.

Format: There are activities interspersed throughout the series, so please download handouts that accompany the various webinars. The webinars were designed to be completed in small groups, so, if possible, please watch each webinar with at least one other colleague. Following viewing of the webinars, at various points, you will need to write an action/goal statement that you will later place into an evaluation form to document your participation in the webinars so that you are able to receive credit. These action plans are also designed to help you to determine how you will use the information gained in each webinar.

Completion: After viewing the webinars and completing the accompanying activities, please log back into MyLearningPlan to complete the respective evaluation for each block. You may want to print the evaluation templates below and complete the evaluation questions while working through the content. All evaluation content will need to be typed into the online evaluation form found in MyLearningPlan.
Early Childhood PBIS Pyramid Model Practices Block 1: Webinars 1 to 3 - View Event Details
Friday 10 January 12:00 AM

Early Childhood PBIS Pyramid Model Practices Block 2: Webinars 4 to 8

This webinar series focuses on the Teaching Pyramid, which is the framework for practices used in the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

Webinars Four through Eight. These webinars provide comprehensive information about the universal Pyramid Model practices that focus on designing high quality supportive environments. Research has shown us that how we, as the adults, structure our classrooms, establish schedules and routines, facilitate transitions, establish rules, and promote the engagement of children makes a profound difference in preventing challenging behaviors, and promoting social-emotional development.

The following practices are addressed in these webinars:

Webinar 4: Schedules and Routines

Webinar 5: Classroom Design

Webinar 6: Promoting Engagement during Activities

Webinar 7: Transitions

Webinar 8: Expectations and Rules

Format: There are activities interspersed throughout the series, so please download handouts that accompany the various webinars. The webinars were designed to be completed in small groups, so, if possible, please watch each webinar with at least one other colleague. Following viewing of the webinars, at various points, you will need to write an action/goal statement that you will later place into an evaluation form to document your participation in the webinars so that you are able to receive credit. These action plans are also designed to help you to determine how you will use the information gained in each webinar.

Completion: After viewing the webinars and completing the accompanying activities, please log back into MyLearningPlan to complete the respective evaluation for each block. You may want to print the evaluation templates below and complete the evaluation questions while working through the content. All evaluation content will need to be typed into the online evaluation form found in MyLearningPlan.
Early Childhood PBIS Pyramid Model Practices Block 2: Webinars 4 to 8 - View Event Details
Friday 10 January 12:00 AM

4th Annual Schools Concussion Conference: The Continuum of Concussion Management and Return to Learn

This is a one day conference that will address current research and information in concussion management as it relates to the return to learn process for all students.

Presenters will include Dr. Matt Grady (CHOP), Roni Robinson CRNP (CHOP), Kim Wyand & Coady Knowles (NovaCare), Tracy Yatsko (survivor), Dr. Stephen Russo (Springfield Psychology). There will also be several resource tables set up for the day.

A light breakfast and full lunch will be provided to all participants of this conference.
4th Annual Schools Concussion Conference: The Continuum of Concussion Management and Return to Learn - View Event Details
Wednesday 29 January 8:30 AM

ParaEd: Integrating Trauma Informed Practices into Current School-wide and Classroom Systems

This training will focus on classroom practices and school-wide systems to support students impacted by trauma. Staff will review definitions of trauma, fight/flight/freeze response, as well as analyzing classroom practices and how they are trauma informed.
ParaEd: Integrating Trauma Informed Practices into Current School-wide and Classroom Systems - View Event Details
Monday 03 February 4:30 PM

Early Childhood PBIS Pyramid Model Practices Block 2: Webinars 4 to 8

This webinar series focuses on the Teaching Pyramid, which is the framework for practices used in the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

Webinars Four through Eight. These webinars provide comprehensive information about the universal Pyramid Model practices that focus on designing high quality supportive environments. Research has shown us that how we, as the adults, structure our classrooms, establish schedules and routines, facilitate transitions, establish rules, and promote the engagement of children makes a profound difference in preventing challenging behaviors, and promoting social-emotional development.

The following practices are addressed in these webinars:

Webinar 4: Schedules and Routines

Webinar 5: Classroom Design

Webinar 6: Promoting Engagement during Activities

Webinar 7: Transitions

Webinar 8: Expectations and Rules

Format: There are activities interspersed throughout the series, so please download handouts that accompany the various webinars. The webinars were designed to be completed in small groups, so, if possible, please watch each webinar with at least one other colleague. Following viewing of the webinars, at various points, you will need to write an action/goal statement that you will later place into an evaluation form to document your participation in the webinars so that you are able to receive credit. These action plans are also designed to help you to determine how you will use the information gained in each webinar.

Completion: After viewing the webinars and completing the accompanying activities, please log back into MyLearningPlan to complete the respective evaluation for each block. You may want to print the evaluation templates below and complete the evaluation questions while working through the content. All evaluation content will need to be typed into the online evaluation form found in MyLearningPlan.
Early Childhood PBIS Pyramid Model Practices Block 2: Webinars 4 to 8 - View Event Details
Tuesday 10 March 12:00 AM

Early Childhood PBIS Pyramid Model Practices Block 1: Webinars 1 to 3

This webinar series focuses on the Teaching Pyramid, which is the framework for practices used in the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). This series is adapted from and based on the training modules developed through the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (csefel.vanderbilt.edu).

Webinar One. This webinar is an introduction to Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Information is provided regarding the importance of preventing and addressing challenging behaviors, as well as on the various components of PBIS.

Webinars Two and Three. These two webinars explore in detail the first level of the Teaching Pyramid, which focuses on the importance of nurturing and responsive relationships in the successful implementation of PBIS. This is considered a universal practice, meaning that we know that those responsive, positive relationships must be in place for all individuals within a program.

Format: There are activities interspersed throughout the series, so please download handouts that accompany the various webinars. The webinars were designed to be completed in small groups, so, if possible, please watch each webinar with at least one other colleague. Following viewing of the webinars, at various points, you will need to write an action/goal statement that you will later place into an evaluation form to document your participation in the webinars so that you are able to receive credit. These action plans are also designed to help you to determine how you will use the information gained in each webinar.

Completion: After viewing the webinars and completing the accompanying activities, please log back into MyLearningPlan to complete the respective evaluation for each block. You may want to print the evaluation templates below and complete the evaluation questions while working through the content. All evaluation content will need to be typed into the online evaluation form found in MyLearningPlan.
Early Childhood PBIS Pyramid Model Practices Block 1: Webinars 1 to 3 - View Event Details
Tuesday 10 March 12:00 AM

ParaEd: Fostering Student Independence

Participants will learn how to foster and promote student independence through understanding the application of prompting and prompt fading and learning how to capitalize on teachable moments.
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Wednesday 25 March 4:30 PM

ParaEd: Mindfulness

This workshop will define mindfulness, discuss the benefits of practicing mindfulness, how to develop the practice for oneself and how to incorporate mindfulness into the classroom for students. We will also look at the obstacles to doing mindfulness and how to overcome the barriers. Wear comfortable clothing as we will be doing some actual mindful meditation.
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Thursday 02 April 4:30 PM

ParaEd: Removing Barriers: Strategies to promote inclusive and equitable practices for all learners

In this session, participants will discuss various barriers within our schools and classrooms, and develop a bank of strategies to help students overcome those barriers.
Participants will be able to identify a variety of barriers students face in the school setting.
Participants will be able to compare and contrast ways to help overcome those barriers.
Participants will be able to share strategies for helping students overcome barriers.
Participants will be able to create a draft action plan for helping students overcome these barriers.
ParaEd: Removing Barriers: Strategies to promote inclusive and equitable practices for all learners - View Event Details
Thursday 07 May 4:30 PM

Early Childhood PBIS Pyramid Model Practices Block 1: Webinars 1 to 3

This webinar series focuses on the Teaching Pyramid, which is the framework for practices used in the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). This series is adapted from and based on the training modules developed through the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (csefel.vanderbilt.edu).

Webinar One. This webinar is an introduction to Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Information is provided regarding the importance of preventing and addressing challenging behaviors, as well as on the various components of PBIS.

Webinars Two and Three. These two webinars explore in detail the first level of the Teaching Pyramid, which focuses on the importance of nurturing and responsive relationships in the successful implementation of PBIS. This is considered a universal practice, meaning that we know that those responsive, positive relationships must be in place for all individuals within a program.

Format: There are activities interspersed throughout the series, so please download handouts that accompany the various webinars. The webinars were designed to be completed in small groups, so, if possible, please watch each webinar with at least one other colleague. Following viewing of the webinars, at various points, you will need to write an action/goal statement that you will later place into an evaluation form to document your participation in the webinars so that you are able to receive credit. These action plans are also designed to help you to determine how you will use the information gained in each webinar.

Completion: After viewing the webinars and completing the accompanying activities, please log back into MyLearningPlan to complete the respective evaluation for each block. You may want to print the evaluation templates below and complete the evaluation questions while working through the content. All evaluation content will need to be typed into the online evaluation form found in MyLearningPlan.
Early Childhood PBIS Pyramid Model Practices Block 1: Webinars 1 to 3 - View Event Details
Sunday 10 May 12:00 AM

Early Childhood PBIS Pyramid Model Practices Block 2: Webinars 4 to 8

This webinar series focuses on the Teaching Pyramid, which is the framework for practices used in the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

Webinars Four through Eight. These webinars provide comprehensive information about the universal Pyramid Model practices that focus on designing high quality supportive environments. Research has shown us that how we, as the adults, structure our classrooms, establish schedules and routines, facilitate transitions, establish rules, and promote the engagement of children makes a profound difference in preventing challenging behaviors, and promoting social-emotional development.

The following practices are addressed in these webinars:

Webinar 4: Schedules and Routines

Webinar 5: Classroom Design

Webinar 6: Promoting Engagement during Activities

Webinar 7: Transitions

Webinar 8: Expectations and Rules

Format: There are activities interspersed throughout the series, so please download handouts that accompany the various webinars. The webinars were designed to be completed in small groups, so, if possible, please watch each webinar with at least one other colleague. Following viewing of the webinars, at various points, you will need to write an action/goal statement that you will later place into an evaluation form to document your participation in the webinars so that you are able to receive credit. These action plans are also designed to help you to determine how you will use the information gained in each webinar.

Completion: After viewing the webinars and completing the accompanying activities, please log back into MyLearningPlan to complete the respective evaluation for each block. You may want to print the evaluation templates below and complete the evaluation questions while working through the content. All evaluation content will need to be typed into the online evaluation form found in MyLearningPlan.
Early Childhood PBIS Pyramid Model Practices Block 2: Webinars 4 to 8 - View Event Details
Sunday 10 May 12:00 AM

Legal update 3: A final deep dive into the most pressing topics in special education law.

This is the first of a series of sessions with Andrew Faust, esq. covering the most relevant topics in special education case law, IDEA, Chapter 14 and Section 504.
Legal update 3: A final deep dive into the most pressing topics in special education law. - View Event Details
Friday 15 May 9:00 AM

Non-Public Services

Integrating Ozobots Into Your Classroom

Ozobots are versatile robots that can fit into the palm of your hand! They can be used high tech or low-tech, and are a great tool to get students interested in coding and computer science, applicable in any subject area. In this workshop, teachers will be introduced to the Ozobot, trained on how to use it, and guided through designing lessons and activities for classroom implementation. Successful completion of this workshop will enable teachers to borrow Ozobost from the Bucks IU.

Snow Date: January 9th, 2020 4:30-7:30pm
Integrating Ozobots Into Your Classroom - View Event Details
Monday 06 January 4:30 PM

Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines Training

Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines (CSTAG) is a workshop to provide guidelines for responding to student threats of violence. It is based on more than a decade of new research and practical experience.

CSTAG retains the original Virginia Student Threat Assessment Guidelines (VSTAG), but introduces a streamlined decision tree, more comprehensive forms, and guidance on threats by adults. It is intended for K-12 school-based multidisciplinary teams including administration, law enforcement, and mental health.

It Incorporates guidance from the FBI and U.S. Secret Service reports on school shootings. The program provides guidance on how to evaluate student and adult threats of violence, quickly resolve less serious transient threats and take appropriate action in response to more serious, substantive threats.

This program has been recognized as an evidence-based practice in 2013 by the federal government's National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines Training - View Event Details
Thursday 16 January 8:00 AM

Online CPE Credited Courses

New Look at Working with Students with Autism

A 3 credit (90 Act 48 Hours) online Course - Time Frame: 4/17/20 - 5/8/20

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.
Given a current research related to Autism Spectrum Disorder and best practices in working with students with such diagnosis, the course participants will be able to develop and implement sample IEPs for students with autism by writing about at least three (3) current legal case studies, with at least three (3) personal reactions to each case, and at least three (3) impacts to the field of education.


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. 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: cdehaven@bucksiu.org
New Look at Working with Students with Autism - View Event Details
Friday 17 April 12:00 AM

CPI/CPR Catalog

CPR and First Aid

Comprehensive CPR, First Aid and AED Training by the Emergency Care and Safety Institute. Certificates are good for two years.

CPR and First Aid cards for IU staff and contractors will be filed in employee's file. CPR and First Aid cards will be mailed to external participants.

The BCIU is now only offering CPR and First Aid training as a HYBRID workshop. This means that the first part of the workshop is taken online (knowledge) and the second part is face-to-face (demonstration of skills). You must complete the knowledge portion of the test before you attend the face-to-face demonstration of skills.

Steps to follow:

1. Register online here for the date you want to demonstrate the skills you acquired.

2. Two weeks before the date of the demonstration of skills portion of the workshop, you will be sent an email with directions on how to log on to the ECSI website and participate in the knowledge portion of the workshop.

3. You will take an online test at the end of the knowledge portion. Upon successful completion of this test, you will receive a certificate. You will print out your certificate. You MUST bring the certificate with you to the skills portion of the workshop.

4. Go to the face-to-face skills class. Time is open ended. You may come anytime between the hours listed. It should only take 10-15 minutes for you to show the instructor the skills you have mastered through the online learning. There will be a sign in sheet for verification of your attendance.


Cut off date for registration is two weeks (approximately) before Demonstration date.
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Monday 03 February 3:30 PM

CPR and First Aid

Comprehensive CPR, First Aid and AED Training by the Emergency Care and Safety Institute. Certificates are good for two years.

CPR and First Aid cards for IU staff and contractors will be filed in employee's file. CPR and First Aid cards will be mailed to external participants.

The BCIU is now only offering CPR and First Aid training as a HYBRID workshop. This means that the first part of the workshop is taken online (knowledge) and the second part is face-to-face (demonstration of skills). You must complete the knowledge portion of the test before you attend the face-to-face demonstration of skills.

Steps to follow:

1. Register online here for the date you want to demonstrate the skills you acquired.

2. Two weeks before the date of the demonstration of skills portion of the workshop, you will be sent an email with directions on how to log on to the ECSI website and participate in the knowledge portion of the workshop.

3. You will take an online test at the end of the knowledge portion. Upon successful completion of this test, you will receive a certificate. You will print out your certificate. You MUST bring the certificate with you to the skills portion of the workshop.

4. Go to the face-to-face skills class. Time is open ended. You may come anytime between the hours listed. It should only take 10-15 minutes for you to show the instructor the skills you have mastered through the online learning. There will be a sign in sheet for verification of your attendance.


Cut off date for registration is two weeks (approximately) before Demonstration date.
CPR and First Aid - View Event Details
Wednesday 11 March 3:30 PM

CPR and First Aid

Comprehensive CPR, First Aid and AED Training by the Emergency Care and Safety Institute. Certificates are good for two years.

CPR and First Aid cards for IU staff and contractors will be filed in employee's file. CPR and First Aid cards will be mailed to external participants.

The BCIU is now only offering CPR and First Aid training as a HYBRID workshop. This means that the first part of the workshop is taken online (knowledge) and the second part is face-to-face (demonstration of skills). You must complete the knowledge portion of the test before you attend the face-to-face demonstration of skills.

Steps to follow:

1. Register online here for the date you want to demonstrate the skills you acquired.

2. Two weeks before the date of the demonstration of skills portion of the workshop, you will be sent an email with directions on how to log on to the ECSI website and participate in the knowledge portion of the workshop.

3. You will take an online test at the end of the knowledge portion. Upon successful completion of this test, you will receive a certificate. You will print out your certificate. You MUST bring the certificate with you to the skills portion of the workshop.

4. Go to the face-to-face skills class. Time is open ended. You may come anytime between the hours listed. It should only take 10-15 minutes for you to show the instructor the skills you have mastered through the online learning. There will be a sign in sheet for verification of your attendance.


Cut off date for registration is two weeks (approximately) before Demonstration date.
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Tuesday 21 April 3:30 PM

CPR and First Aid

Comprehensive CPR, First Aid and AED Training by the Emergency Care and Safety Institute. Certificates are good for two years.

CPR and First Aid cards for IU staff and contractors will be filed in employee's file. CPR and First Aid cards will be mailed to external participants.

The BCIU is now only offering CPR and First Aid training as a HYBRID workshop. This means that the first part of the workshop is taken online (knowledge) and the second part is face-to-face (demonstration of skills). You must complete the knowledge portion of the test before you attend the face-to-face demonstration of skills.

Steps to follow:

1. Register online here for the date you want to demonstrate the skills you acquired.

2. Two weeks before the date of the demonstration of skills portion of the workshop, you will be sent an email with directions on how to log on to the ECSI website and participate in the knowledge portion of the workshop.

3. You will take an online test at the end of the knowledge portion. Upon successful completion of this test, you will receive a certificate. You will print out your certificate. You MUST bring the certificate with you to the skills portion of the workshop.

4. Go to the face-to-face skills class. Time is open ended. You may come anytime between the hours listed. It should only take 10-15 minutes for you to show the instructor the skills you have mastered through the online learning. There will be a sign in sheet for verification of your attendance.


Cut off date for registration is two weeks (approximately) before Demonstration date.
CPR and First Aid - View Event Details
Monday 11 May 3:30 PM

CPR and First Aid

Comprehensive CPR, First Aid and AED Training by the Emergency Care and Safety Institute. Certificates are good for two years.

CPR and First Aid cards for IU staff and contractors will be filed in employee's file. CPR and First Aid cards will be mailed to external participants.

The BCIU is now only offering CPR and First Aid training as a HYBRID workshop. This means that the first part of the workshop is taken online (knowledge) and the second part is face-to-face (demonstration of skills). You must complete the knowledge portion of the test before you attend the face-to-face demonstration of skills.

Steps to follow:

1. Register online here for the date you want to demonstrate the skills you acquired.

2. Two weeks before the date of the demonstration of skills portion of the workshop, you will be sent an email with directions on how to log on to the ECSI website and participate in the knowledge portion of the workshop.

3. You will take an online test at the end of the knowledge portion. Upon successful completion of this test, you will receive a certificate. You will print out your certificate. You MUST bring the certificate with you to the skills portion of the workshop.

4. Go to the face-to-face skills class. Time is open ended. You may come anytime between the hours listed. It should only take 10-15 minutes for you to show the instructor the skills you have mastered through the online learning. There will be a sign in sheet for verification of your attendance.


Cut off date for registration is two weeks (approximately) before Demonstration date.
CPR and First Aid - View Event Details
Wednesday 10 June 3:30 PM

Act 45 Hours

Act 45: New Hope District Level Improvement Planning

As a result of this program, New Hope district leaders will analyze their own district's data and then apply that analyses to a systems-based approach to identify the root causes of their most pressing concerns. Based on this identification district leaders will develop at least one action plan that has a clear goal, research-based strategies, and a series of implementation steps. The action plan will contain clear indicators of effectiveness based on improved student achievement.
Participants will be able to explain the process of developing a district-level improvement plan.
Participants will be able to defend the creation and use of a district-level improvement plan as a method to improve student achievement
Participants will be able to organize and disaggregate multiple sources of data.
Participants will be able to analyze and explain the connections between different sources of data.
Participants will be able to conduct and explain a root cause analysis connecting district system characteristics and data to a specified student achievement concern.
Participants will be able to develop and explain a district-level improvement plan that addresses specific student achievement concerns.
Act 45: New Hope District Level Improvement Planning - View Event Details
Monday 02 December 8:00 AM

Board Meetings

Tuesday 21 January 7:00 PM