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Only approved Cohort 6 members may enroll.

Course Number EDL 507 Language Acquisition
The focus of this course is to develop knowledge and skills in the areas of structure of the English language, grammar, and pronunciation including lexical, morphological, syntax, phonological, and pragmatic components. Educators taking this course will develop knowledge of the process of first and second language acquisition, including developmental issues in verbal, non-verbal skills, and vocabulary. They will also develop knowledge and skills to assist ELLs to communicate using verbal and non-verbal language.

Book Required: Essential Linguistics, Second Edition: What Teachers Need to Know to Teach ESL, Reading, Spelling, and Grammar by David E. Freeman and Yvonne Freeman (ISBN 978-0325050935)
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Starts Starts: 4/15/2020 5:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 2
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Status Status: 2 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 10 seats
 
Project Based Learning (PBL) is a dynamic instructional approach where teachers provide real-world problems, challenges, or complex questions to students so that they can gain a deeper understanding of content while developing critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills.
Do you find yourself wondering how to get started implementing and/or assessing PBL in an online environment? This asynchronous course will provide you with an overview of how to design an authentic project connected to your content as well as how to assess project based learning tasks all while working in an online environment.

This online course will be open from June 1, 2020-June 30, 2020.

Participants from nonpublic schools in Montgomery County may be eligible to attend with funding. To verify eligibility, please contact Lisa Moore at LMoore@mciu.org.
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Starts Starts: 6/1/2020 6:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 100 seats
Closed Enrollment
 
This course will be conducted fully online. Participants will have the option to access the material week by week or all at one time. This workshop is ideal for grade 3-5 elementary, special educators, and librarians who want to integrate STEM and literacy in their classroom or STEM lab. You will build a solid understanding of STEM and literacy integration and the 5E model through participation in model lessons and engaging, hands-on learning tasks. By the end of this workshop, you will have the skills, knowledge, and confidence you need to successfully begin implementing Picture Perfect STEM Lessons in your classroom!

Additional optional Office Hours will be available from 1:00PM-2:00PM on the following dates:
June 3, 2020
June 11, 2020
June 18, 2020
June 24, 2020

Standard registration includes the Picture Perfect STEM manual. If you would like to add the Picture Perfect STEM book collection, you may add them on during your check out process.


Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.
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Starts Starts: 6/1/2020 9:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 28 seats
Closed Enrollment
 
This course will be conducted fully online. Participants will have the option to access the material week by week or all at one time. This workshop is ideal for K-2 elementary, special educators, and librarians who want to integrate STEM and literacy in their classroom or STEM lab. You will build a solid understanding of STEM and literacy integration and the 5E model through participation in model lessons and engaging, hands-on learning tasks. By the end of this workshop, you will have the skills, knowledge, and confidence you need to successfully begin implementing Picture Perfect STEM Lessons in your classroom!


Additional optional Office Hours will be available from 1:00PM-2:00PM on the following dates:
June 3, 2020
June 11, 2020
June 18, 2020
June 24, 2020

Standard registration includes the Picture Perfect STEM manual. If you would like to add the Picture Perfect STEM book collection, you may add them on during your check out process.




Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.
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Starts Starts: 6/1/2020 9:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 28 seats
Closed Enrollment
Analysis: TDA Basics
 
This module is for teachers in tested grades to develop or firm up their foundational understanding of the skills that are taught in the area of analysis and how these skills are assessed on the PSSA with a TDA command. At the end of this module, participants will be able to define text-dependent analysis, understand why analysis matters, identify the components of a TDA command in the PSSA, and identify the skills needed for analysis.

Intended Audience: Grade 4-8 Teachers, Coaches, Administrators

Participants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible to attend with funding. Please contact Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org to verify eligibility.
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Starts Starts: 6/30/2020 8:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: 21 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
A Primer: Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Fluency
 
In this primer, we will cover the foundational knowledge that all teachers of reading should know in the areas of phonological awareness, phonics, and fluency. It will provide you with a deeper understanding of the "what" and the "why" of these three components that, when combined, support students in the acquisition of word recognition skills.

Intended Audience: Grades K-6 Teachers, Coaches, Administrators

Teachers from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be able to attend with funding. Please contact Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org to verify eligibility.
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Starts Starts: 7/1/2020 8:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: 24 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
Facilitating Meaningful Mathematics Discourse
 
Effective teaching of mathematics facilitates discourse among students to build shared understanding of mathematical ideas by analyzing and comparing student approaches and arguments and by posing purposeful questions to assess and advance students' reasoning and sense making about important mathematical ideas and relationships. Participants will explore the necessary components for a culture of discourse in a mathematics classroom as well as the teacher and student behaviors necessary for successful implementation of classroom discourse.
Intended Audience: K-12 Teachers and Coaches

Participants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be able to attend with funding. Please contact Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org to verify eligibility.
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Starts Starts: 7/1/2020 12:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: 25 open seats left
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Foundations of Effective Math Instruction
 
Effective mathematics instruction is centered on the foundation of the eight teaching practices, student practices, and beliefs about teaching and learning mathematics. Participants will explore the eight research-based essential mathematics teaching practices, their purpose during instruction, and what they look like through the lens of the teacher and students. In addition, participants will learn about the eight student mathematics practice standards and their function for supporting student learning.


Intended Audience: K-12 Teachers


Participants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible to attend with funding. Please contact Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org to verify eligibility.
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Starts Starts: 7/1/2020 8:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: 24 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
Implementing Mathematical Tasks that Promote Reasoning and Problem Solving
 
Effective teaching of mathematics engages students in solving and discussing tasks that promote mathematical reasoning and problem solving and allow multiple entry points and varied solutions. Participants will explore the characteristics and cognitive demand of various mathematical tasks and the teacher and students behaviors necessary for successful implementation of high level mathematics tasks.
Intended Audience: K-12 Teachers and Coaches

Participants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be able to attend with funding. Please contact Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org to verify eligibility.
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Starts Starts: 7/1/2020 12:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: 24 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 
Project Based Learning (PBL) is a teaching method in which students learn by participating in real-world, authentic, and meaningful projects. This course is designed to give you a brief overview of what PBL is, why we need to shift our instructional practice, and how to begin to implement PBL in your classroom, both in-person and online.

Intended Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers, Coaches, and Administrators

Participants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be able to attend with funding. Please contact Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org to verify eligibility.
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Starts Starts: 7/1/2020 12:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: 24 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 
What comprises a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) framework? This session will review Pennsylvania's definition of MTSS and clarify the roles of all staff (teachers, coaches, administrators, etc.). The interconnectedness of data-based decision making, systems that are responsive, and practices that are matched to need in relation to academics, social-emotional learning, and behavioral growth will be emphasized. MTSS is the work of your comprehensive strategic plan/school improvement plan put into action. This session is open to all participants.

BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, AGORA, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, Norristown, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon. Choose "voucher" for payment option.
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Starts Starts: 7/16/2020 12:30 PM
Sessions Session: 1
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Status Status: 2 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
Tech to Learn
 
Member / Non-Member Price: $50 / $50

Please note: This is a non-facilitated partner course offered in collaboration with Ditch that Textbook. 

Using technology in the classroom can be daunting. There are so many apps and websites and digital tools. It's easy to get overwhelmed ... and how do you find the time to learn it all? 

When you finally try something, how do you know it's going to work? How do you know it will actually improve learning in the classroom? 

If you've wondered these things, you're not alone! 

Tech to Learn is an online course dedicated to helping YOU identify ways to use technology to move the needle for learning ... to amplify and boost what's happening in your classroom. 

In this course, we will cover ... 
  • SIX areas where technology can truly boost learning in the classroom
  • How technology can be paired with sound, solid teaching practices
  • Practical examples you can implement in your class immediately
Plus, in this course, you'll also get ...
  • Downloadable checklists and guides to help you succeed
  • Four BONUS mini-modules on key topics like productivity and cheating 

Are you ready to have the IMPACT in class you've always wanted? Ready to get some of that JOY back in the classroom? Want to create EXPERIENCES students will come back to talk to you about years later? 

Let's get started!

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Starts Starts: 7/27/2020 12:00 PM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: 25 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
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